Katy had a much better night last night. She had at least nine hours of peaceful sleep. She had another bout of spasms yesterday afternoon but we now have the medication at home to deal with it. She was pretty well exhausted after it was all over so we are grateful for the sleep she had last night. A huge thanks to Jennifer Blugerman and Lucia Moreland for helping Dawn and Katy through the afternoon spasms, both with physical support and prayer. Jennifer came in response to Dawn’s call for help and Lucia just stopped by at the perfect time (God’s time).
For those of you who have sent special messages to Dawn, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. She has been a trooper through this entire process, from the time she first suspected (before anyone else) that this might be HPS. Dawn and Katy have a special relationship. They are mother and daughter but they are also good friends, so Dawn has been suffering both as a mother and as a friend.
There is more good news for today than just a good night’s sleep (as good as that is). Katy ate a half cup of rice for lunch. That’s the first solid food she has been able to swallow and keep down since she went into the hospital at the end of July. She had a lot of pain with it, but discovered that walking around a little helped the pain to subside quickly. It may not sound like much, but these were two major accomplishments - eating solid food and discovering that she can do something to relieve the pain instead of just enduring it.
Many people have expressed how much they appreciate this blog as a way to keep informed. I have to say that we probably appreciate it more than any of you, because of the encouragement it gives us when you all leave comments. Katy has always loved to get mail (credit card solicitations don’t count) and she now gets mail (via this blog) every day. She also appreciates the cards many of you have sent.
Thanks to everyone for the comments, prayers, and moral and physical support. We are grateful and humbled at the same time. You all are showing God’s love to us.Comments: