Saturday, January 30, 2010

Prayer Request


I'm going to skip the list today and just post this request that you join us as we pray for Jay. He found out Thursday evening that the soup he usually eats everyday at lunch has gluten in it (used to be g/f.) The point is that in all that time, no reaction! So with much thought and prayer, he is starting a gluten challenge.
This means that for six weeks he will go off of his gluten-free diet. If he begins to react to the gluten he will stop the challenge. If, however, he does not experience any symptoms during that time; he will go back to the doctor for labs and a biopsy.
A person who has Celiac disease but eats no gluten will not have the anti-bodies in their blood or the damage of their intestine to confirm the disease. But when they are exposed to gluten, their bloodwork will show the antibodies that are created in response to the illness. Also, the small intestine will show damage from the autoimmune response. In Jay's case, he has always had very serious responses to eating "contaminated" food as well. For instance, he drank contaminated hot apple cider at Greenfield Village and was ill within 15 minutes. However, last July he had his usual once-a-year cheat of a hamburger on a bun and did not become ill. This yearly treat usually requires quite a bit of medication before and after to control his response.
So last night he had regular pizza for dinner. Day number one. It is seven years this month since Jay was diagnosed and we've been praying for his healing ever since. Long ago we gave this all to the Lord and have accepted His will. But we have always left our hearts open to a miracle. We'll keep you updated!

3 comments:

Pat said...

We have never stopped praying and claiming that miracle of healing, and we continue to praise the Lord for His hand on Jay. God is so good!

Just Breathe said...

I will keep Jay in my prayers.

Margie said...

Will continue to pray, you know I already pray for that healing in his life <3 but I'll step it up a little...