Apostolic Friends Forum
Tab Menu 1
Go Back   Apostolic Friends Forum > The Sanctuary > Prayer Closet > Testimonies


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-02-2018, 12:46 PM
n david n david is offline
Registered Member

Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 17,803
Good News

I previously posted a couple months ago about my father being in the hospital not doing well. His heart at that time was only working at 17%. He had a recent appointment with his cardiologist and found that his heart function has improved and is working at 28%. He and my mom have been walking inside the mall a few times a week to stay mobile. Much improved from before, thank God.

Also, my friend who has been having terrible seizures every day has been going to the Mayo Clinic a few times within the past couple months for extensive tests on how to treat these seizures. They were thinking of implanting a device in his brain (VNS) to treat it. The trip before last, they ruled out the VNS and instead changed some medication.

Last week he had more tests and got some surprising news: It's not his brain, it's his heart. A Dr noticed his EKGs have registered tachycardia, specifically something called Long QT syndrome. One effect of Long QT is that it can also cause seizures, and even worse - sudden death. They prescribed him beta blockers and since then, he's not had a bad seizure. He's had some atypical absence seizures (where he just has a staring spell), but no grand mal seizures and not the number he was having previously.

Besides taking beta blockers, there are a couple surgical treatments which are mostly for high risk patients: Denervation surgery and implanting a defibrillator.

The good news of this is it's not his brain and there's hope that the beta blockers will help. Obviously, there's still danger with the tachycardia, but that is something hopefully a cardiologist can help him with.
Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2018, 12:50 PM
Amanah's Avatar
Amanah Amanah is offline
Covenant Apostolic

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Sebastian, FL
Posts: 8,919
Re: Good News

This is good news!
The love of learning, sequestered nooks,
All the sweet serenity of books.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2018, 06:32 PM
Evang.Benincasa's Avatar
Evang.Benincasa Evang.Benincasa is offline
Unvaxxed Pureblood too

Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 39,360
Re: Good News

Praise the Lord in jesus name
“Burn the Boats!!!” — Hernan Cortes
Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2018, 07:13 PM
jediwill83's Avatar
jediwill83 jediwill83 is online now
Believe, Obey, Declare

Join Date: May 2008
Location: Tupelo Ms.
Posts: 3,878
Re: Good News

Super glad about the good news!!!
Blessed are the merciful for they SHALL obtain mercy.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Good & Bad News Ron Fellowship Hall 11 06-18-2015 07:23 PM
Some Good News Sam Fellowship Hall 12 02-27-2009 10:05 AM
More good ORU news triumphant1 Fellowship Hall 5 01-31-2009 05:34 PM
Good news Sister Alvear Missions Area 3 09-21-2008 12:16 AM
Bad News / Good News For Ultra Conservatives CC1 Fellowship Hall 117 04-14-2007 09:45 PM

User Infomation
Your Avatar

Latest Threads
- by Salome

Help Support AFF!


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:11 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.