Tuesday, May 27, 2014

It's Official! We have a diagnosis!!!!

t's Official...We have a diagnosis!!!

Yes, we do!   The test results came back overwhelmingly positive forLYME's disease!!! 

(A Post from Patrick)

Kami's test results came back showing positive results in 5 of the 10 areas screened for Lyme Disease.  In the doctor's own words, "You most definitely have a highly active infection of Lyme Disease...and yes, this is the reason for all of your symptoms and problems!"  Then he gave us a group hug!

This has been a long road and one filled with tests, trials and even tears.  Yet, we have seen our mighty Father work throughout all of this!  God's grace has sustained us and we look forward to what He is now doing in our lives.

We will know more about the course of treatment in the next week or so, but for now, we just wanted to share our praise with you...
Thank you for continuing to pray for our family!!!


  1. I have been reading your posts for a long time, but have never commented; and I wanted to break silence to praise the Lord and rejoice with you!! It is such a huge relief to finally receive a diagnosis, and it is also a new burden to take to the cross. I will continue to say a prayer for you whenever I think of you!!

    Love in Christ,

  2. Wow! At last a diagnosis. Now the doctors can begin to treat you. It is always such a relief to have a diagnosis and I do know that people have recovered from this difficult to diagnose disease. I would never have thought you had this as you've lived in the tropics but perhaps you contracted it in the USA. Love and hugs. xx

  3. Praise the Lord! We will tell our church and will continue to pray for your healing.

  4. Lyme is a sneaky disease. I was diagnosed in 1997 after being sick for a month or two and had treatment but symptoms remained. I was lucky enough that a nurse in my Dad's doctors office recognized my initial symptoms (we lived in NY at the time) but when I was still sick after weeks of oral antibiotics it took another six months to find a specialist, have more testing, and start long term IV antibiotics followed by more oral antibiotics. That stopped the Lyme in its tracks. I found other doctors in that time but none that could help. I had one tell me they had never heard of my symptoms and another who wanted to medicate me with Valium as they thought it was all in my head. Then I finally saw the right doctor who said that I could imagine whatever I wanted but I couldn't change my blood work, which showed I was fighting some type of infection. A spinal tap gave her the information she needed as I had central nervous system involvement. I still have symptoms that are managed with medications and they come and go but do not get worse. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. I will keep you all in my prayers as you undergo treatment and wish you luck and success.

  5. Praise the Lord!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So thankful a doctor had the wisdom to check you again. I could not shake the feeling that Lyme was what you had, especially after seeing that Ruthie had good days and bad. Her symptoms continually were changing too. Rejoicing with you that you have an answer and praying for wisdom as they treat you!!!!

  6. Praise the Lord! This is such a blessing to hear. I have been reading your blog for a while but it is (more) difficult to comment on an ipad rather than a computer so I don't often comment here. You and your family and your blog are a blessing to me. Your cheerful spirit is encouraging to see after all you have been through.

    My grandparents used to attend WRBC over the winters. My grandpa passed away a year ago and my Oma sold her condo there in FL so she doesn't attend the church anymore. The Strange's are dear and wonderful people. It is so neat that you all are sent out from there! What a special place.

    Take care!