6/20/09

Better News

Andy saw his consultant again and his field of vision has improved a little, which is good news. The consultant had reviewed all his results and the MRI again and decided it is probably Optical Neuritis causing all the problems. The cause he thinks is due to a very bad bout of flu earlier this year and high LDL cholesterol.

Although there is still a possibility there could be a small tumor, the blood work indicates not and if there is it is benign. So he has been sent home to see how he does for two weeks, work on the LDL and then his vision will be checked again.

So the news is finally more positive and we have all relaxed alot, thank you for all your prayers and well wishes.

17 comments:

Oz Girl said...

Sarah, I think all these prayers have helped, I really do. :) This is just the most wonderful bit of good news, and I'm so glad to hear it for your sake, your family, and of course, your brother.

I hope when he goes back in 2 weeks, there is even more good news! Hang in there sister!

LadyFi said...

Wonderful news!

Mary said...

Thanks for the update, Sarah. Great news!

Pat said...

I'm so glad to hear that! Great news.

Rob Inukshuk said...

What a relief for you all, not least for Andy!

This does sound like the good news version of the answer you were all seeking.

Peggy said...

Great news sarah, thanks for keeping us in the loop!
The stress of a loved one being ill is very hard on the whole family!

Vickie said...

My continued prayers, sweetie.

Sherri said...

Sarah, continued prayers for your brother. Glad his vision is improving!

Lynn said...

I'm very glad things are going to turn out okay.

Kat said...

More prayers on the way! Good news though!

Bella Foxx said...

Glad to hear it, hope his vision continues to improve.

SweetPeaSurry said...

That is mo bettah news!!! Yehaw!

Jill of All Trades said...

Sounds promising with the wee bits of good news. Will still keep the good vibes going.

Daryl said...

Excellent news

Remember when a virus was merely a bad few days of aches and low grade temps?

Now they seem to attack one's body and leave after effects ... I have a bad shoulder/scapula issue since a virus in 2002 .. seriously .. stupid but true

Dave Pie-n-Mash said...

A lucky escape I hope. Fingers crossed for the next 2 weks.

Winifred said...

Oh that sounds positive Sarah. Glad the prayers are working.

It must be a bit of relief for you all. Best wishes to you, your brother and your Mum, she must have been nearly demented with worry bless her.

Kay said...

That is a relief. I think exercise is what helps to bring up the HDL and reduce the LDL.