Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Guillain–Barré


Ya ever hear of Guillain–Barré syndrome?

Yeah... me either. Until about 2 months ago when my friend and teammate, Craig, came to me at work and said:

"This is so weird - my feet and legs are going numb and feel tingly and my hands kinda do too..."
I urged him to get a doc appointment - which he did.

By the weekend he was hospitalized - paralyzed from the waist down and experiencing excruciating pain.

Diagnosis? Guillain–Barré syndrome.

37 days later - after some pretty intense pain and treatments and therapy - Craig walked out of the hospital on his own.

After what he'd been through - this was a pretty big deal!

A few days later though - he relapsed and he is currently back in the hospital.

They have put a permanent port in his chest for ongoing plasmapheresis and IVIG.

Unfortunately - he has not responded as well this time around.

But if you've been around these parts much - you KNOW we believe in miracles. And that's exactly what we're petitioning God for.

Would you be willing to pray for Craig with us? He was in the same hospital Laura was for our little scare and he prayed his head off for her. I know we can all do the same for him

Some of the things we're praying for around here every night are:
  • Hope
  • Relief and comfort from pain
  • Total healing
  • Peace
  • Joy
  • Craig's family to be strengthened during this
  • God to be glorified in this chapter of Craig's story in ways we never could have imagined!
Another thing that is happening - is insurance is running out.

Insurance seems to be a great thing here in America until ya need to use it longer term.

As things progress and Craig is out of work and insurance adds stress and worry to his and his family's life - we wanna help him out.

A good friend of his started a GoFundMe campaign to raise some money to help cover some of his medical needs.

If you feel led to give to that - I know it would be a massive blessing to him and his family. We're over half-way to the goal and I KNOW we can hit it.


Craig - every single night we are lifting your name to Him - praying for HOPE, for COMFORT and for an amazing miracle.

You are an amazing creation of God - loved immensely by Him and your family and friends - and we are here to walk this thing out with you.

Here's to a game of kickball or a hike up the Incline - sooner rather than later!

1 comment:

katlyn rose said...

Praying for God to heal those nerves and for your strength! It's wonderful to see a knit of prayers form from the Compassion family - we never will cease praying for each other just like Colossians 1 says. Thanks Tymm for making this blog for everyone to stay connected.