By February, 2003, having received a valid and favorable experience with the Jasmine Essential Oil therapy for Anissa, it seemed a good time to start her on the samples of Keppra, 250mg at bedtime, as prescribed. After the fourth dose, she began such profuse urination day and night that was injurious to her health because of dehydration, so the Keppra was discontinued. One month later, we again gave the drug another try, only to discover even worse side effects. Not only did Anissa have profuse urination but seizures multiplied into series of spells and the downhill progression began even though the drug was stopped. Over a period of six months, she would go three or four nights weekly without sleep. It was miraculous that she could even walk with the help of another person, as her fine motor skills and mental alertness had deteriorated immensely.
But to the amazement of all, Anissa continued to surprise us with miracle feats that uplifted our faith, giving us incentive to carry on during troublesome times.
One evening (9-22-03), an exciting thing happened when Anissa wanted in bed. My husband took that opportunity to go fill our car with gas, so I decided it would be a good time to vacuum the bath and bedroom floor while keeping an eye on her. I swept under the hamper, lifted the scatter rug to sweep, put it down, turned to clean in the sink area and there came Anissa walking, holding her blanket in one hand. At first I thought her dad was in back of her and that I had just missed hearing him return, but then I noticed that his hands were not on her arms.
Momentarily stunned, I held onto the sweeper and said, “Where did you come from?” She looked absolutely normal and I will never forget the way she looked at me, as if to say, “Well, isn’t this what I’m supposed to do. I need to go to the potty.” I heard myself say aloud, “I can’t believe it, but I do believe it, because here you are!” Anissa had not walked without assistance for 17 years, nor has she done so since that day. She had shoved the railing out from her bed, walked over the sweeper hose and around many obstacles – making me to know that a Divine presence had charge over her. Then I remembered that several months earlier, while watching television, an evangelist/prophet had spoken that on this same day at 5:00, an angel would be dispatched to our home and to expect a miracle. That prophetic word was fulfilled to the minute – WOW!
“And you shall rejoice in all the good which the Lord your God has given
you and your household.”
Deuteronomy 26:11 AMP
Several weeks later, as my husband walked into the kitchen, he was thrilled when Anissa took notice and said, “Daddy!” Since then, others have noted how at times she looks intently at the person talking to her – something not done in the past. With autistic mannerisms, she had always seemed to be in her own little world, while at the same time be very much aware of words being spoken.
When her daddy suddenly passed on to Glory the following year, 12/19/04, everyone wondered how Anissa would cope and if she would miss his loving affection. During a six month period, it was noticeable how her countenance would light up when she heard certain male voices. She interacted more with men and intently studied their faces. At such times, God is the One who always filled any void in our lives with a greater abundance of His Excellent Grace.
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