Katy is asleep in the guest room on the first floor, and Paul and I keep peeking in on her, very much like the day we brought her home for the first time. The trip home was exhausting for her, and we are seeing the signs that recovery will be slow but now she is able to get the rest she needs. The home health care nurse met us here at the house when we arrived and we had 7 bags of her nutrition IV packed on ice from the hospital. The nurse was trying to teach us how to flush the port, add the proper amount of insulin to each bag, and how to check insulin levels and give the injections. I was thankful that Paul Burton was home and had just finished teaching his last music lesson and could join us. He had done all of those things when he worked in Oncology, and again I am astounded by God’s provision by giving Katy a brother who can care for her like that!
On the way home Katy was rather quiet. I asked her if she was doing alright and she said, “Yes, I am just enjoying everything I see.” It was one of those end of the summer days here in Virginia that was warm and breezy with low humidity, and the blue sky and sunshine made it seem to us like everything was rejoicing including us.
Our prayer for Katy is that she will soon be able to take in nutrition by mouth. She tries hard, but has to stop after just a few bites. We are also praying that her feeding line stays free of infection.
Thank you, Fairlight, for staying with Katy last night. She enjoyed that but was afraid she wasn’t much company. I also want to thank Freddy and Jennifer and their children for taking care of Ellie everyday; she’s one happy dog! Thank you also for the way you decorated the house for our homecoming! It was so festive and Katy sure enjoyed the pictures that the children drew. God just keeps blessing us with kindness from our friends and family. Katy has said many times that she feels so loved. Thank you all for that.