Thank you for your kind responses.
I am wondering what may be occurring....my brother has a rare condition called Autonomic Failure.....it has debilitated him beyond what any doctors have ever seen or experienced and his primary cardiologist is just dumbfounded as to what to do anymore. Because of how it has progressed he placed him on Hopsice so that he could get the care and comfort at home that he needs rather than ending up in an ER everyother day and seeing new doctors who don't know what to do. Anyway....he had progressed to having severe episodes of unconsciousness in which he barely breathes with periods of apnea that will go on for a few hours and quite frequently during the day. The disease has diminished his Atonomic Nervous system in terms of nerve control related to blodd pressure, pulse and has now gone to temperature regulation as well. He has minimal feeling in his extremities moreso on the Left. He is on oxygen and a morphine pump for pain that he experiences in his chest and head whenever an episode occurs and less so inbetween.
Anyway....last week his appetite increased significantly as did his energy. Then he went back to not feeling well with those episodes continuing throughout but less frequently. For the past few days he had NO episodes but his temperature had been having more fluctuations from 96 -103 and he is unable to keep anything down even ice chips. He cannot take his blood pressure meds because of this and he turned his morphine pump off last night feeling that was causing his nausea and remains off of all pain meds....AND he has had no episodes, just feeling worn out.
I don't know what to make of this.....some family members think that perhaps our miracle is coming because he has not been episode free since July 2006. Each day he had at least 3 or 4 episodes which only worstened.
Can anybody make any sense out of all of this???? Last week a friend of my MIL's went to a Shrine and presented my brother there asking for a healing. I am guardedly optimistic that things may be happening because of the drastic change in terms of my brother being episode free as well as off of the morphine. But then we have the temperature and his loss of energy....but that is from not being able to keep anything down and hopefully will subside once he is off the morphine and it is out of his system.....at least that is my guess.
I would appreciate anything anybody could share with me.
Thanks ~ Goody