We had a follow-up appointment with some UCLA doctors today and in our minds we were thinking, "okay, let's get rid of these tape worms." The doctors recommended that we run a second set of blood tests before treatment because sometimes positive test results can be false.
While they are at it they are going to test for Bilharzia because it is so common in Malawi. We thought that they already tested Anita for that, but apparently not.
What this means for us is that we will need to wait a week or two for the results and they wanted to see us in three weeks for a follow-up to our follow-up exam.
One doctor reminded us today that even modern medicine can't explain everything. It can, however, rule out major cause of the seizure-like episodes Anita went through. At the end of the day we are content not knowing exactly what caused them and we are extremely grateful that Anita continues to feel better each day.
She still experiences headaches and dizziness on a daily basis, but they do seem to be decreasing in intensity. She is also still weak (probably weaker than she realizes). We find great comfort in the fact that God knows exactly what is going on and we rest in the knowledge that He has a purpose for all of this.
We still look forward to return to our home in Malawi. Mid-March is still the target date for that. Thanks again for praying.