Those of you who follow Karis on Facebook might be aware that she has had some struggles with her pancreas since January. We’ve recently learned that Karis has chronic pancreatitis due to pancreatic enzyme insufficiency. When Winter changes into Spring Karis typically has an increase in seizures from barometric pressure changes and all the pretty blooming things. This year it looks like her normal battles with Spring are also at war with her pancreas. We are seeing flare-ups with her pancreatitis every time she has sinus or upper respiratory congestion.
Fortunately we are able to give her pancreatic enzymes before each feeding to help her digest her food and absorb nutrients, but we are needing to monitor a little more closely than her current specialist seems to think because she continues to show symptoms of pain (and LOTS of seizures to go along with it). Please pray for doors to open as we seek a specialist who will be more attentive to Karis’ needs.
As I may have mentioned before, Karis is still in need of a new cough assist machine. Her DME company and her physician have both appealed to Mississippi Medicaid on Karis’ behalf, but they have denied her coverage for the $5000 machine twice now. The new machine can be battery-operated for portability and in case of a power outage. It is also digital opposed to being operated by dials that can be far too easily manipulated by little brothers and sisters. The new machine would be safer and more effective for Karis’ needs. Karis’ supply company has re-submitted a THIRD time and asked me to include a personal letter with the request. Would you please pray that MS Medicaid would recognize that they are denying their patient something that she is very much in need of?
Thank you friends!