Thursday, August 10, 2006

Slow in Coming

We’re tempted to be a bit discouraged. As of 9:45pm, there has been no change to Katy’s medication or routine, though several changes were recommended by the Maryland doctor. Katy’s Carilion doctor has been stuck in surgery all day, and her primary nurse said they wouldn’t be able to give Katy an updated IV (TPN) with more nutrition until 6pm tomorrow because that was “standard policy.” We are mostly concerned that Katy would be started on that IV quickly so she can gain physical strength for the days ahead.

Please pray for God’s direct intervention here. We don’t want to get angry at people. We’re not really “battling” against them, but against spiritual forces (Ephesians 6:12). Pray that we can be consistent ambassadors of Christ’s grace to the hospital staff.

Jenn (my wife) works as a Physician Assistant for Carilion (the company that also owns the hospital). She is going to take off and spend a part of the day with Katy tomorrow. We’re hoping that maybe her Carilion badge will pull some strings. :)

Thank you for interceding before the throne of grace for us!



  1. Sarah

    Thank you, Colin, for posting the “About Katy” section, and for keeping us all updated on her condition. It made me smile as I read how God has truly done and continues to do a work in her life. She is a blessing and a witness of hope and trust even through this difficult situation. May God receive the glory through what He is doing through Katy.

  2. Leslie Ramsey

    Dear Campbell Family,

    Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. Glenn and I will return to Roanoke on Saturday and I would be happy to do anything to help, including sitting with Katy at the hospital.

    Please let us know if there is anything we can do. We are praying for God to be glorified in this situation and for the doctors to have wisdom as they treat her. We are also praying for pain management.


  3. Carrie Thompson

    Dear Katy,
    When I read the last posting, I thought of this Bible verse & thought ya’ll could find comfort in it: “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” 1 Peter 5:7

    I am continuing to pray for you.
    Much Love,

  4. Pastor Mike

    Thanks for taking the time to talk with me earlier. We definitely will be praying for Katy and your family during this time. It was encouraging for me to talk with you and sense your faith in our Heavenly Father who loves and cares for us more than we can ever imagine. I just preached from Psalm 23 this past Sunday and claim today for Katy that she has a “Great” and “Good” Shepherd who is watching out for her and will never leave nor forsake her. “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow… I will fear no evil, for Thou are with me….”
    God bless you all,
    Pastor Mike

  5. Heather Kirkwood

    Hey Katy,
    My name is Heather and I also have HPS. I just talked to your mom and I just wanted to post and let you know that you’ve got a whole HPS family you don’t even know yet. Many of us have been in your shoes, and we’ve come out the other end. I know you’re probably feeling tired. I know you’re hurting. I can remember my tummy being so sore I couldn’t even stand to wear underwear because the elastic hurt! But I want you to know that you’re going to get better. HPS is very rare, and it’s taken everyone a while to figure out what to do, but now that your doctors know what’s going on, they can start to treat you with better results. In the meantime, I know you’ve been through a lot, and that you’re probably pretty worn out. Just hang in there and keep fighting the good fight and give the medications and the treatments a chance to do their thing. In the meantime, there will be a whole bunch of people praying for you in Kansas! I look forward to meeting you one day!

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