NEWS ABOUT DIANNE
IN 2013 DIANNE WAS TOLD SHE HAD ORTHO STATIC MYCLONIS. THAT IS A SLOW ATROPHY OF THE BRAIN.
WE WENT TO THE MAYO CLINIC THURSDAY AND FRIDAY FOR MORE TESTS. THOSE TESTS SHOWED THAT SHE DID NOT HAVE WHAT THEY THOUGHT. SHE HAS MULTIPLE SYSTEM ATROPHY. THAT MEANS THAT NOT ONLY HER BRAIN BUT HER ENTIRE BODY IS IN ATROPHY. THE AVERAGE LIFE EXPECTANCY FOR SOMEONE WITH THIS DISEASE IS 10 YEARS FROM WHEN IT WAS DIAGNOSED. SHE HAS ALREADY LOST HER ABILTY TO WALK, TO SPEAK CLEARLY, TO SING AND TO PLAY HER GUITAR. WE NEED YOUR PRAYERS.
Buddy and Dianne were planning on visiting us on Monday the 28th for a cookout. It is flu season, so with her condition, she tries not to be in places, like restaurants, where she could easily catch the germs. I spoke with Buddy the other day, and he tells us that Dianne is not doing well at all.. Part of his recent message: Please pray for both of them.
As this disease progresses things will get bad. She will need oxygen. The time will come when she cannot swallow and will need a feeding tube. Then she will not be able to control her bodily functions. Eventually she will be in a nursing home. I will keep her here as long as I can.