Katy and I had a great day. We waited until tonight to share the news that at noon today, Katy ate her first few bites of chicken. Real chicken! Not ground, pureed, or from a jar! We waited because we wanted to be sure it stayed down and didn’t cause a problem. She is feeling great. Her outlook this afternoon was downright bubbly. She is counting on getting free from the TPN soon. There are several HPS friends that have endured many months on TPN. Our hearts go out to them; it is not easy to deal with week after week. I count them among some of the most courageous people I have had the joy of getting to know, and I am grateful for the way they have encouraged Katy by saying things like, “It does get better!”
The chicken was a rotisserie chicken that I bought and brought home hot. The aroma filled the kitchen and Katy decided to chance a few bites, because the smell was getting to her. She chewed it slowly with her eyes closed. I wish I had taken a picture.
Many of you prayed specifically that Katy would be able to eat. Today was a giant step forward, and an answer to prayer. Thank you all so much for your prayers. We’re so happy to report this news!Comments: