We discovered at the appointment last night that Joshua has severe whiplash. This is what is making him dizzy, disoriented and nauseous. It can take up to 4-6 weeks to heal. So please continue to keep him in your prayers. He has been dizzy and unable to concentrate much on his school work. We have a follow up appointment on November 17th to see how he is doing.
As for his hip - he had an x-ray this afternoon. It will be 2-3 days before the doctor gets the results. I imagine we will get called if something showed up on it, if not we'll probably learn the results at the appointment on the 17th. He also is scheduled to see an orthopedic doctor on November 25th. So it looks like it may be a little while before we have an answer to his hip problems. He is just tired of being in pain. This started around mid September.
Today I bring a prayer request before you, my bloggy friends. I mentioned in my earlier post that my 17 year old son was in a car accident a little over a week ago. He appeared to just have the normal aches and pains after an incident like this. But then last Thursday he also started experiencing extreme dizziness as well as nausea. The dizziness is making things appear off balance, which makes it difficult for him to walk without holding on to things. This evening I will be taking him to our family doctor so we hopefully can determine the root of the problem. Please pray for wisdom for the doctor.
I also have mentioned before that he had a hip injury due to running cross country over a month and a half ago. That still is causing him a lot of pain, and hasn't seemed to heal. There is a possibility that he will be facing surgery with that.
Right now things seem unsure for his senior year of what all he will be facing. It's hard to stand by and see him hurting and suffering and knowing there is nothing I can physically do to help him. He continues to be in my prayers. I pray that God will use this series of 'problems' to draw him even deeper into his relationship with the Lord. We heard a sermon together yesterday that mentioned that the things that happen in our lives are never wasted. God uses them for something, even though we can't always see it.