Sorry for the delayed update! So, we saw the doctor on Tuesday. With a 3 month waiting list, the nurse saw it fit to get us in right away, and we are so thankful that she did! The visit was better than we could've ever expected, or imagined! The doctor answered so many previously unanswered questions! I stand witness to the fact that God's hand is all up in this! So....on to the diagnosis!

The doctor walked into the exam room, and stated that he had some really good news, and really bad news. He proceeded to ask what we thought would happen if Melissa didn't get the procedure he was about to prescribe. He then proceeded to tell Melissa that without this procedure, she would surely die! He asked how long she had been dealing with this pain, and was floored when she replied "8 years". He said that the amount of pain she is forced to endure would drive most to either suicide, or utter insanity! The doctor then revealed that Melissa's back had been broken for 8 years, and then backed this up with MRIs and X-Rays. He further revealed that Melissa was born with a very mild case of spinabifida, which manifest as her missing the plate on top of her S1 vertebrate. This plate is supposed to provide stability, and a smooth surface for the lumbar to slide forward in unison, protecting our spinal cord as we bend over. Basically, when Melissa bends forward, the fracture on the left side of her L5 vertibate catches the top of her S1, causing her spine to twist and pop, re-breaking the fracture in her vertebrate. We finally had confirmation of every symptom I've heard Melissa explain time and time again to every single orthopedic surgeon we've seen over the last 8 years! I am baffled that Dr. Wiley was the first to see this most obvious problem. Thank you God for the compassion and understanding that you have placed in this doctor! 

So, where do we stand now? Well, the doctor thought that the state of Melissa's deteriorating health warranted an emergency surgery. She will be operated on this coming Wednesday! Praise God for His provision! 

Please keep Melissa in your prayers! I also want to thank everyone that has given to our current needs, as well as a any of our needs over the years! You've all been such a blessing! We still lack quite a bit of what's needed to complete this. I have faith that God will provide, and surely finish this miraculous healing that He has begun. If God puts it on your heart to give, I assure you, it will go to a life changing procedure that couldn't come a minute too soon. One that Melissa, and our family as a whole have been praying for, nonstop, over the last 8 years. 

If anyone has questions, concerns, etc, you can message me directly through Facebook Messenger or call or text me at 903-705-3955.

Good bless you all,