Thursday, June 12, 2014

Update on Emily

I received many wonderfully supportive and prayerful comments and emails regarding our goddaughter Emily, who was hospitalized last Friday for some as-yet undiagnosed malady.

Here is an update on her condition. Her mother wrote:

I'm thrilled to report that Emily is starting to feel better today. She hasn't needed as many pain meds today as she has in the past few days. That is an improvement. I think she looks better, too. She isn't as pale as she was nor as unsteady on her feet.

The doctors have diagnosed a serious nutritional malabsorption issue. They are just throwing junk at her, hoping something helps at this time. We know she's not going to get 'well' in here (the hospital) but as long as she is stable we are hoping to get her home and check out alternative treatments. She has lost an additional 2 1/2 pounds since she was admitted Friday night. I've ordered some nutritional support products that another friend recommended.... his son went through something similar and it saved his son's life. (Mannatech)

We just need her stable so we can try a different route for healing. We have to do something

Thank you for the love and support and prayers.

God bless all of you!

Yesterday afternoon, her mom wrote:

Emily is feeling better but still has a long road ahead. That being said, after 5 days of hospitalization, she's finally stable enough to go home! Praise God!

Thank you all so much for all the love and prayers! I can't tell you how much I appreciate all of you. Please keep the prayers and good wishes coming!

Your prayers have meant so much to this family. Thank you, dear readers, for rallying around this young woman.


  1. Praise the great physician. May the Lord continue Emily's healing.

  2. Great news. It sounds like Emily's Mother is very savvy about the reality of Big Medical. Bring Emily home for 'home care' and love just as soon as possible. Amen.
    Montana Guy

  3. Good to read the update! If I were in a physically weakened state, I would make sure to consume raw goat's milk and local, raw honey.....can't help but believe they would help tremendously. Even the Lord described the Promised Land as being a land flowing with milk and honey.......

  4. Oh how quickly life can change.
    Bless your hearts. Prayers up for your wisdom, strength, stamina, insight and for Emily's perfect nutrition and permanent good health.

    A. McSp

  5. praying you can find what will help her heal God is good!

  6. I'm no expert, but have they tried fermented foods? Sauerkraut, kimchee, etc.? I think I heard of something a lot like this recently where that did the trick

  7. So glad to hear Emily is going home, but want to warn her mom to be careful talking about alternative treatments, etc., because there have been a few big cases lately where parents were removed as caretakers for the children (or even young adults) by hospitals and social workers. Hope her parents can find ways to help her "on the sly" without mentioning it to any doctors who might follow up.

  8. I am so happy that your goddaughter is out of the hospital! I experienced something similar in my early twenties. I was only in the hospital for three days and they never found out what was wrong. They ended up calling it the "intestinal flu" for lack of a better diagnosis. Worst pain ever! I just want to throw my two cents in about an herbal product I started using last year that has helped me with intestinal issues. I do not have an association with this company other than using their product. It is called My Miracle Tea and can be found at It has really helped me and my family. My children always ask for it when they have tummy troubles. I also recommended the tea to a friend a few months ago who has been suffering with bowel problems for about ten years. Her doctor at the time put her on laxatives.Can you imagine using laxitives for years? This tea has helped her immensely. I only write with this information because I know how frustrating it can be to ill, in pain and seeking for help. I pray Emily is able to get the help that she needs.

  9. Mannatech has been very controversial - I can remember several articles suggesting it is an expensive and sneaky multi level marketing scam. The company has already had to pay millions for making false claims. I think it would be important to check up on this before paying a lot of money for a 75 g tub of powder.