I am in Portland today - the last day of my business trip. I will sleep in my own bed tonight - I can't wait. But I have many hours of driving ahead of me before then....
I just skyped with Michelle and Tyler. Brad continues to have tests - he even went in this morning to have a test where they spread dye throughout his brain. He has also been referred to a cardiologist on Monday. They are hoping for all the test results to be in by Wednesday and then hopefully a diagnosis.
The doctor in Lima said that what he experienced was a mini-stroke, or TIA. Fortunately TIA's do not result in permanent damage, but they are an indicator that something is wrong and the possiblility of a full-fledged stroke is increased substantially. We are so very grateful that he has found a good medical facility. Michelle and a friend who is also a nurse have researched all the testing and she feels that they are pursuing the right course. That in itself offers tremendous peace of mind. She is busy updating her blog as I type.
So for now, we continue to pray. On this trip I have been with 13 other people. All. The. Time. So I have gotten up early each morning and taken off on a walk to just spend time praying. I do believe I have started a new habit. It's amazing how much conversation you can have with God while walking. Coming from a non-walker - this is saying a lot!
Thank you again to all of you who are praying. We are honored and blessed each and every time somebody tells us they are bringing Brad and Michelle before the Lord.