Motherhood & Parenting

More Migraines

Dear Readers,

Today I ask for prayers.

My son’s migraines have been increasing in frequency lately.  Instead of suffering a major episode once every 3-4 weeks, he’s now experiencing them every 5-10 days.  In case you’re new here, his migraines begin with a headache, but quickly advance to an all-out debilitating migraine.  He quits moving; he quits eating.  He curls up in a ball on the couch or his bed and trembles in pain.  His eyes glass over, and he moans.  Hours later, he vomits and vomits.  It takes anywhere from 24-48 hours to come out of it.

After visiting with three of his doctors yesterday, we have yet another CT scan scheduled for tomorrow to check his shunt.  (When he was 3 years old, we discovered an arachnoid cyst that covered 1/3 of his brain.  This shunt continually drains this fluid into his stomach cavity.)  I am not very hopeful, however, that anything will be discovered because he just had an MRI this last fall with everything checking out just fine.

In any case, if you have a minute, stop what you’re doing right now and offer a small prayer for him.  His patron saint is St. Paul, who was no stranger to suffering himself.

2 thoughts on “More Migraines”

  1. So sorry to hear about your son. We will pray for him. A couple thoughts came into my head. Has he been to a chiropractor? I was having debilitating migraines with a 95% decrease in episodes after. Maybe the migraines aren’t necessarily being caused by what would appear to be the obvious reason.
    Another thought is you should seek out a healer. I’m not sure if there are any Catholic healers in our area. I could look for you. There is also the Healing Rooms of the Great Plains. They wont ever put God in a box when it comes to healing. God bless.


    1. Thank you so much for the prayers! And the other ideas. Right now his pediatric neurologist is having him take Migrelief, which is a vitamin designed for migraine sufferers. He’s been on it since January, and we certainly haven’t seen any improvement yet. Secondly, after an especially harrowing episode, our priest did the Anointing of the Sick for him. (Perhaps this is why he is able to suffer so well?) In any case, we keep seeking answers.


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