Tuesday, April 7, 2009

It's Official!

Today we met with the endocrinologist. When Dr. Meacham walked in he said to Emory, "You're an Oddball." So it's official. He has an official diagnosis by a medical doctor. I know - we're all thinking the same thing - this isn't new information. But unfortunately he isn't referring to Emory's personality but to his pathology report. The good news is that he still has a really high cure rate. The bad news is he has to go through a bunch of gunk so it stays that way. We left the doctor's office with a list of all the steps and tests that will be happening over the next month. It was just a tad overwhelming (especially with all the other things that have been happening in our lives!) And the doctor kindly told Emory that he will feel pretty horrible going off his temporary replacement thyroid medication to prepare for the RAI (Radioactive Iodine) treatment. Plus he has to be on a low iodine diet for at least the next 2 weeks. So basically he gets to eat like a rabbit. So there you have it - in a nutshell. Maybe Emory will post later about all the steps and tests that will be happening.

Shelly

5 comments:

tmm said...

I hope you got the 'oddball' diagnosis for free~~cuz' we have all known that for a LONG time!!!!

I will check in to see what all the steps are!

So on a purly selfish note, are you doing the iodine thingy :) before the 17th or can I come crash at your house???????:):):)

love ya'
tammy

Gordon Allen, pianos@shentel.net said...

Let's keep praying, believing, and living like a miracle will happen according to God's will. Whatever happens to us, God allows it to draw us closer to himself and pulls us away from anything that is unlike him. Let us gravitate to God and make sure our hearts are steadfast in obedience to his every Biblical commandment and all will be well. Here's a promise: Isa. 53:5 says, "Christ was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes WE ARE HEALED.(This means bodily, mentally, and spiritually)" James 5:14 says, "Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders (these are matured, godly, Christians who are walking blameless in all the commandments of God. Refer to I Tim. 3 & Titus 1) of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: and THE PRAYER OF FAITH shall SAVE the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have(has)committed sins, they shall be forgiven him." ALSO, "Confess your faults one to another, and PRAY ONE FOR ANOTHER, that YOU MAY BE HEALED. The effectual fervent (earnest, persistent, importunate, travailing supplication of prayer) of THE RIGHTEOUS MAN (notice, not a sinful man), AVAILS MUCH!!! May we be those men through obedience to the Grace of God!!

Love, Uncle Gordon

Pam said...

I'm so glad to know that Emory is an Oddball....you would never guess it from looking at that handsome family photo!! Prayers, hugs, and good thoughts as you undergo all these next steps to remain an Oddball, Emory! I was so glad to find a post after these few weeks. Take care. And hope all the stuff doesn't make you feel too miserable!
Pam

Anonymous said...

Just remember that we love you and are here for you. You just need to ask when you need us.
Love ya, Loren and Rhonda

Anonymous said...

I spoke with Beth & clued her in to some of what is happening. You remain on our church prayer list & of course in my heart. Love, Monica