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Malaria again - 3/25/2018 11:40:26 AM   
Chris Lyon

 

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My daughter once again has malaria. Malaria seems to be getting both more prevalent and more virulent. I'm not sure if the strain is getting more dangerous or if people are getting more lax with mosquito netting because of what are perceived as better methods. I know sleeping under the netting is uncomfortable, but I don't think the vapor method is as effective. Be that as it may, she is very sick and in much need of prayer.
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RE: Malaria again - 3/25/2018 12:57:45 PM   
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I'm not that familiar with malaria, but this is something you don't built up immunity to, and can have multiple times? Prayers for a speedy and complete recovery.

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RE: Malaria again - 3/25/2018 1:03:11 PM   
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I'm so sorry she is going through this again, Chris. Prayers for fast healing.

Dana...yes, Malaria does come back again and again. My uncle suffered for years after serving in the Pacific theatre in WW II.

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RE: Malaria again - 3/25/2018 2:27:16 PM   
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In prayer for her recovery and healing.

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RE: Malaria again - 3/26/2018 1:18:15 PM   
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Even when you took the old treatments anti malarial drugs... it can and does come back... my husband worked in Nigeria in his 20s so not sure what drugs they use to prevent... of course he would never ever go back after being there for quite some time working... his office even opened an office in Port Harocurt and he said right away don't even think about sending him there. Mosquitoes are a problem in places like Philippines where they bring Denge fever. Health conditions are so bad that you can not get a blood transfusion in the country because as explained to me b y former boarder you need whole blood exchange not just a transfusion. Our HOA where I live started some kind of eradication for mosquitoes last year did not see a single one year before that just one or two...
Prayers for recovery have no answer to offer ab out malaria - my rule of thumb if you need special vaccines to travel to the country - it is off my list

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RE: Malaria again - 3/26/2018 3:23:07 PM   
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Chris - I am so sorry your daughter has malaria. Father God, heal Chris' daughter of her malaria. In Christ's name I pray. amen.

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RE: Malaria again - 3/26/2018 10:30:43 PM   
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Chris, I'm so sorry your daughter is going through this, and a second time too. It must be very hard
for you too.

My husband got malaria in Vietnam back in the 70's, and it came back again about 8 yrs later. He
was given a drug at the time he contracted it, which was supposed to prevent it from coming back
but it didn't. The civilian doctors didn't diagnose it when it came back (without reinfection by a
mosquito), and by the time he went to the VA he was better.

I'll be praying for her, asking our dear Lord to have mercy and heal her quickly and completely....
and surround you with his supernatural peace as well.

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RE: Malaria again - 3/26/2018 10:46:55 PM   
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I've read that massaging warm olive oil into the skin helps malaria (and other things). Worth trying (with organic extra-virgin, cold-pressed oil).

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RE: Malaria again - 3/27/2018 11:45:14 AM   
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Diana had malaria as a young girl. It has come back twice that I know of. I believe it is a virus that stays in the system forever, much like the herpes virus. It comes back with stress or when the body is worn down. It is endemic in Africa. If left untreated it is often fatal. Of all the creatures on Earth, the malaria mosquito is the greatest cause of death in humans. There are various strains depending on where you are. I use a specific prophylactic when I am there, and I stay in one general area. So far so good. There are some native methodologies for preventing malaria, but still the best (aside from medication) is the mosquito net. Recently many people have adopted a plug-in vapor release device which is supposed to work. It may, in fact work, but since electricity is sketchy and the homes are not well sealed I think it is not effective for the general population. People are abandoning the mosquito net in an attempt to be "modern," and malaria is increasing. Diana is still very sick, but she is recovering. We were worried about the baby since he wasn't feeling well, but he is okay. Just normal baby stuff.

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RE: Malaria again - 3/27/2018 12:12:27 PM   
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Chris, I'm relieved to hear the baby wasn't infected...thank the dear Lord. I continue to pray
the Lord will intervene and heal her completely.

I know how hard it is to see our children suffer....we would much rather take their sickness on ourselves.
So I pray for you too, that our merciful Lord will surround you with assurance and peace that can only
come from Him.

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RE: Malaria again - 4/1/2018 4:01:57 PM   
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I pray that she is better, and won't suffer from this disease again

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RE: Malaria again - 4/1/2018 10:08:49 PM   
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Chris, I'm very sorry Diana is ill again. May the Lord hold her close, comfort and heal her. I pray the baby will be safe and healthy, and that the Lord would give both you and Diana His peace.

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RE: Malaria again - 4/15/2018 11:33:39 AM   
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Diana is still struggling with the effects of malaria. She is severely anemic, which is a typical side-effect. They wanted to do a blood transfusion, but she refused, which is undoubtedly a wise decision. Blood supplies in Africa are often tainted. She has responded somewhat to the medications and is no longer so low that they would consider transfusion. This is a very good thing, but she still has quite a way to go. I had thought that malaria was a virus, but what I am reading refers to it as a parasite. That would explain why in so many cases it never really leaves the body. She goes for more tests on Tuesday. Please keep her in prayer as she struggles to care for herself and her little baby. Also, please pray that I can find the resources to continue to pay for her treatment.

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RE: Malaria again - 4/15/2018 4:45:38 PM   
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Praying.

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RE: Malaria again - 4/15/2018 10:39:13 PM   
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Praying along with the rest of you, may God heal her soon. And may He give you what you need to help her, Chris.

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RE: Malaria again - 4/15/2018 11:58:18 PM   
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Prayers and hugs.

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RE: Malaria again - 4/22/2018 9:42:24 AM   
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Chris, it's Vada here, I have a new user name here. Ed and I spent time in New Guinea in 1969-1970, we took all the required medication starting a month before and finishing a month after our return. Four months after our return I became very ill and was treated for everything from stress to influenza, the gp's here know nothing about malaria but as a last resort 5 months later the doctor contacted the University of NSW and sent blood samples, the results were positive, I had Malaria. They recommended a course of Primaquin which I think was 2 tablets a day for 28 days. It did not flare up again for several years, so long ago I can't remember exactly. I was in hospital for 9 weeks for a gall bladder op which went terribly wrong, I had nothing by mouth for around 6 weeks and was terribly run down, my weight went down to 40kg which is roughly 84lb. I had a malaria attack while in hospital, there was no medication in the hospital and can't remember if they sent out for some. I have been very lucky since then, no further attacks since. I am never to go into an area again where there is a risk of being stung by the mosquito again. it lays dormant in the spleen. I hope this can be of some help for your daughter. I will keep her in my prayers.

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RE: Malaria again - 4/25/2018 11:06:59 PM   
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Chris, Just checking in to see how your daughter is doing? I pray she's feeling well by now. What a
terrible ordeal, and with little ones to care for too. I'll continue to remember you and your dear daughter
in my prayers.

This might be a shot in the dark, but several years ago I was finally diagnosed with
Lyme disease after suffering for decades and not knowing what was wrong. As with Malaria, not many
doctors know how to diagnose or treat it. The doctor who diagnosed me was a Lyme specialist, and
one of only a few in the country who are good at diagnosing and treating it. Lyme disease has a
weird, political history to it that I won't get into here...it has to do with insurance companies and
the fact the government is responsible for accidently loosing it on the public...but I digress.

I mention this because my Lyme doctor also treats other tick born diseases, and possibly others
caused by insects. He uses a very good laboratory with highly sophisticated test machines most
laboratories don't have. His name is Dr. Charles Crist, in Missouri. I had to pay out of pocket, but it
was worth it. You might find someone like him to be of help to your daughter.

Vada, I don't remember you sharing that you had Malaria but am glad to know it hasn't come back
again. You're so right about civilian doctors not knowing how to diagnose or treat it. Tom had that
problem when he had his second bout, back in the states.

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RE: Malaria again - 4/26/2018 10:57:00 PM   
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I guess I should have made it more clear that my daughter is in Africa, not the United States. The doctors there are familiar with malaria and its treatment, they just don't have the resources to deal with it efficiently. There are different types of malaria, and the area where she lives has one of the more virulent forms. I would love to be able to bring her here for testing and treatment, but that is not possible. I suspect that there is more going on in her medical history than just malaria, but I have no way of knowing. God is our helper and constant strength.

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