Yesterday we found out that my sister, who now lives in Virginia, is very ill.
We knew something was wrong on Sunday morning. My mother was visiting her in Virginia, and realized that something serious was going on, and got Jeanna to the hospital.
She has been diagnosed with staph endocarditis...a staph infection around her heart valve. The infection causes her heart valve to disintegrate, and one of the pieces that has broken off, went to her brain and has caused a stroke.
Fortunately, the stroke does not seem to have been in an area of the brain that if affecting vital functions like language and movement, but there is always the fear of another stroke.
Two other pieces appear to have broken off and settled in her ankle, and elbow, causing great pain.
They have started what they say will be a 6 week IV antibiotic therapy, throughout which, she will be hospitalized.
My mom is with Jeanna now, my dad is flying in tomorrow, and I will arrive on Friday.
Please pray with me that God will watch over my sister, and that her treatments will be effective, and stop any further damage to her body.
Jeanna is 36 years old.
I love her so much, and don't know what I would do without her.
Please pray with me.
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