Many, many tests were done as the doctors tried to figure out the source of Steve’s illness. A lumbar puncture on Saturday, September 22nd indicated that what Steve is experiencing is viral meningitis, and further testing has revealed that Steve has neuro-invasive West Nile virus.
Steve remains in the "fighting" stage of this disease and will be for an unknown length of time. Currently he is bedridden, unable to support himself or move very much, in severe pain, and using a feeding tube as he is too weak to swallow.
Neuro-invasive West Nile virus is very rare and affects less than 1% of those who contract West Nile. There is no treatment for this disease other than time, nutrition, and rehabilitation. From the hospital Steve will transition to a rehab facility to regain his former function and strength. The exact length of recovery is unknown, but it will most likely be an extended period of time.
Please join us in blessing Steve and Maggie by helping bear the financial burden that comes with a sudden and severe illness such as this. Though we cannot know exactly what resources will be needed, we feel that $20,000 dollars will be a meaningful starting point toward meeting the needs in the immediate circumstances.
All funds raised will go directly to Steve and Maggie Moore to help cover medical expenses, lost income, and rehabilitation.
And please join with us in prayer for Steve's complete, quick healing and a full recovery!
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