Thursday, March 20, 2008

There IS something to update

Well- clay went to a "naturapath" not really, he was a chiropractor but same concept. It was GREAT! To make a long story short, which we of course will fill in the details later when we have..yes, more DETAILS, the doctor says that Clay has.................LYME DISEASE! Yep, you heard it, the same disease he was tested for 2 weeks ago and we miserably found out it was negative. The doctor said he didn't care because he had ALL the signs for it. He did some wierd wacko tests that point to it being lyme disease. Okay and then get THIS- after I talked to Dad about it, he went and did some research online about false-negative results for lyme disease specifically. Guess what he found? tons of websites saying a ton of different reasons that lyme disease tests come out negative when they are REALLY positive. Want to know what one of the reasons is? If a patient has or is currently taking ANTI-INFLAMMATORY PILLS, it could create a false negative. Hmmm well those are the exact kind of pills Clay takes and WAS taking at the time of the test. Overall- the doctor wants to see him on tuesday to do more tests to CONFIRM that it's lyme disease, but the doctor is very confident and almost positive it is. So we are pretty positive and believing that this is it, but still in that stage where we don't want to get our hopes up again to let them down. You know? This is all so confusing. But this visit was very encouraging and hopefully this helps us move forward to getting Clay cured! (which by the way the doctor said would happen)

We love you all. Thank you so much for your prayers and love.

8 comments:

Susan, Blain & kids said...

Hey it was very nice to see you today. I am really hoping that this Dr? can help Clayton out. We are praying. Sorry we were so loud at lunch but I suppose it comes with the territory. Tell CLayton hi.
Love you guys,
Susan

Emily said...

That is excellent (right?) news! How weird that it can be false negative so often.

AMY AND MIKEY said...

Oh Danielle, I am so happy for you and Clay. That is so wonderful. I read the next post also- I don't understand, what the heck did Clay do! Why didn't he call the police?! What happened to teh lady? wasn't someone trying to kill her? I don't understand! I'm so sorry you have to go back to school, but won't it be kind of nice to not have to get up so early and work? I'm sorry I wasn't around when you called. I have been sleeping alot, I've been sick. WE WILL TALK, if not tomorrow (because of work and possible date night) then we will talk saturday. I love you. Oh yeah- what color are your dishes?

Grandma, Nonnie said...

Sweetie, that is probably right, as I have taken those kind of pills for a long time myself and I think they can give all kinds of problems with various tests. You need to be off of them for at least two weeks before a lot of tests are taken, as they stay in the blood for that long. They thin the blood also so you can't have surgery if you are on them. I take them for arthritis and have for years. Clay will need to have some kind of anti-botics I think, for a few weeks. Keep us up-dated, we continue to pray for you. Did you get my package today? love grandma

Chad and Jessica said...

Oh that makes me sooo happy! It is so wonderful that things are moving forward and you're getting closer and closer to solving the problem. I can't imagine how stressful it must be, which is why I'm so happy to hear this. Hurrah!

Jenni.Jolley said...

yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! I don't mean to celebrate that clay has Lyme's disease, but i know this is good news! I'm so happy for you guys and you've been in my prayers. please keep us updated! what are you guys doing this summer? please tellme you'll be here because i won't be as busy and it'll be so nice we can have picnics and stuff haha :) orrrrr RIDE BIKES!!! haha!
love you!!

Sharon/mom said...

I know you already told me all of this, but I am so happy and excited. I am so glad you found this doctor. I am also glad Clay is a righteous man so the Lord could reassure him he was in the right place. I love you!!!!

Megan and Greg said...

I am SO RELIEVED!!! After that whole situation I thought he HAD to have Lyme Disease because of everything that happened! Danielle, I am SO happy for you! I love you both so much! I am so happy. I love you!