Lotz posted on her social media platforms on Tuesday that the cause of Rachel-Ruth’s heart attacks were a mystery, because there were no visible blockages. One doctor diagnosed her with a very rare condition called Broken Heart Syndrome.
With the cause of the condition unknown, Lotz asked people to pray as her daughter underwent tests throughout the week.
On Friday, Lotz posted an update along with a photo saying, “This picture was taken today at sunrise—the day Rachel-Ruth is scheduled to go home!”
“God has heard and answered our prayers,” Lotz shared. “Join us in praising Him! He has surely been an ever present help in times of trouble.”
Lotz also provided her followers with new information regarding Rachel-Ruth’s diagnosis, explaining that it wasn’t Broken Heart Syndrome after all.
“While the ER doctor initially thought Rachel-Ruth may have Broken Heart Syndrome, the cardiologist diagnosed SCAD: Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection,” Lotz said.
According to the Mayo Clinic, SCAD is an “emergency condition that occurs when a tear forms in a blood vessel in the heart.”
Her mother described Rachel-Ruth’s diagnosis as “extremely serious” and said it was the result of her two heart attacks.
Lotz thanked everyone for praying with them and shared Psalm 59:19, which says, “Like the sunrise, the Light of God’s presence, compassion, wisdom and peace have been present in this darkness,” she said. “Our ongoing prayer now is for Rachel-Ruth to recover her strength, health, and never again have any heart related issues. Thank you for praying with us. ‘I will sing of Your strength, in the morning I will sing of Your love; for You are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.’”