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Update on my mother

Posted by on May 21, 2008 in personal | 3 comments

First, thank you to everyone who is praying for our family, especially my mother (see “Please pray for my mother“). Thank you to those who left comments on my previous posts.

The doctors have given my mother a preliminary diagnosis of Transient Global Amnesia. She is having trouble with her short term memory, but her long term memory is fine. The symptoms usually last from 6 to 24 hours. The good news is that this is not caused by a stroke or a seizure, and there is a relatively low recurrence rate. The prognosis is also very good. She should regain all memory functions soon, although she may never remember what happened during this event.

Again, thank you for your prayers, and I’ll keep you updated.


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  1. 5-21-2008

    Praise His Name!

  2. 5-22-2008

    I’m glad to hear that she’s doing well.


  3. 5-22-2008

    This happened to my dad a couple of years ago after a very long couple of days on vacation out in the sun. It was as if his body had had enough and that is what shut down. It was very scary, but everything returned to normal and he’s fine.