I can’t tell you what a blessing your comments are to Katy and her family!
While we were getting ready to leave the office and go to the hospital for a visit today, Dawn called and gave Julie brief update. Although it wasn’t good, we are learning that HPSer’s have good days and not as good days. Although Katy had a very scary afternoon, by the time we arrived at the hospital ten minutes later she was sitting up in bed and reading your comments. I won’t go into much detail but, this is part of the up and down of learning to control the pain and medications that Katy is on. Katy only weighs about eighty pounds right now, so a bit of medication goes a long way. This afternoon she had a severe reaction to one of her medications and actually stopped breathing. Her medical team reacted very quickly, revived her and corrected the situation and within a couple of hours she was doing much better. While we were there tonight she had a similar, but much less severe reaction to a much lower dosage of the same medication.
Please pray that her doctors will be able to find the right balance of treatment. HPS is not something the medical team here has ever experienced and they are doing their best in a difficult situation. It may not sound like it, but through all this a lot of learning is going on and progress is being made. By God’s grace, Paul and Dawn are bearing up well. Please keep praying for them. God is answering your prayers.
Now, I want to tell you about a special moment that happened tonight, and this is more important than everything preceding. Between the trauma of the afternoon and evening, Katy was given a printout of your comments. When we arrrived she was sitting up in bed reading each one out loud. Katy has a way of appreciating things. She savors them. She sees beauty that I usually don’t take the time to notice. I love that about her. So when she came to a comment that contained the words to a song, she wanted to sing it. And that is what happened. It turned into a beautiful trio; Katy, in her hospital bed, Dawn on one side and Julie on the other, singing this song (from an earlier comment by Trisha Ferris):
Be still my soul, the Lord is on thy side.
Bear patiently thy cross of grief or pain.
Leave to thy God to order and provide;
In every change, He faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul; thy best, thy heavenly Friend,
Through thorny ways, leads to a joyful end.
This is my prayer, O Lord of all the nations:
Your kingdom come on earth, Thy will be done.
Let Christ be lifted up till all will serve Him,
And hearts united learn to live as one.
O, hear my prayer, the God of all the nations;
Myself I give You, let Your will be done.
I had a few private moments with Katy tonight, and she said a couple of things that I would like to share with you. She would like you all to know how much she appreciates your prayers, and the time that you take to read and comment on her blog. But she also said that she hopes that you are somehow being blessed and growing through this experience with her. And that is her desire, to be “poured out like a drink offering” (Phillipians 2:17) for the glory of the heavenly Father.Comments: