- CASE FILE
Our days are filled with the agony of my husband having an unknown disease. We are desperate. Countless doctors haven't found the answer.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
We are seeking help because my husband is suffering from a condition that no doctors have been able to diagnose. We've been to four hospitals in about six months, including the Mayo Clinic. He has bad nausea, has gotten fevers as high as 104.5, has lost about 80 pounds in three months, etc. They treated him for a fungal infection, then took him off that recently. They also treated him for vasulitis and just took him off that treatment. He gets treated, goes to rehab, comes home for a few weeks, and then the fevers and pain start again and he's back in the hospital for more tests with no results. John went from a strong, strapping 6'5" man to a thin, weak man who is losing hope for finding a cure. He's gone from an encourager to someone who needs encouraging during these dark and difficult days. He spent years teaching children how to play instruments as a volunteer, worked with a nonprofit agency for 31 years because he wanted to help feed and help poor people throughout the world, and is one of the kindest gentlest people I've every known. He's been on many medications and the doctors keep trying new ones to help. They also are frustrated, saying his condition has "bamboozled them" and that he is an anomaly. We've sought help from so many sources and gotten no answers. He also had to retire early and go on disability. We are desperate to find some answers. I don't want to lose my amazing husband, and am very worried about his undiagnosed condition and what it's done to him both physically and emotionally. We believe you are our last hope in finding a diagnosis and a cure. Please, please help us!