Special Request: battles on the homefront

Not wanting to distract my fellow watchmen from their posts, I still would like to send out a special request of a personal nature.

I’d like to ask all my readers to remember my family in their prayers. My daughter, who you may recall has special needs, goes to the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Department of Development and Behavior tomorrow for some evaluations.  It is standard for cognitive and developmental evaluations to be performed at least every three years, but this is slightly different.  She has been exhibiting some rather unusual and disturbing behaviors lately that we need to get checked out.  We are hoping it is just an early puberty-hormonal thing (she’ll be 10 in November), but something tells me that is only an aggravant to a much deeper problem.

We are praying for the doctors and specialists to have the wisdom and knowledge to properly diagnose her so we may take the necessary steps to help her.  She already has a diagnosis of “Mental Retardation, Unspecified”; the Unspecified means they don’t know what could have caused the MR since there is no history of trauma and was a healthy pregnancy. Because of the MR, specialists have been hesitant to pinpoint more specific problems/conditions. I do not want a label, but I obviously want to know what we are dealing with and the best course of action.

So, please keep us in your prayers: the specialists, as well as myself and my husband that the Lord will give us wisdom and understanding concerning our little “Beauty”.

Thanks!

Marcia