Roanoke Memorial wrote a release form to discharge Katy (allowing her to leave). As homesick as she is, she said she would rather go to another hospital than be sent home in her currently unstable state. We have gotten word from a doctor at the University of Virginia (UVA) that they want to take Katy as soon as they have a bed available. They don’t have an open bed available at the moment, but they said it could be anytime between this afternoon and Monday.
There are a few doctors at UVA that we are hopeful about, and they seem interested in helping Katy and are communicating well with us. We don’t know how much they will be able to help, but it is a start in the right direction. One is a GI doctor who is interested in her case, and may have even seen HPS patients in the past. There are too many factors to recount as to why we’ve decided to send her to UVA as opposed to other hospitals that we’ve discussed, but we feel this is the right place for her to go at the moment.
Please pray these things on Katy’s behalf:
- That someone is discharged today at UVA to make a space available (for the sake of that person who is discharged as well!).
- For Katy to make the transition well. UVA is about 2 hours away, and we’re not sure how she’ll get there yet since she needs some medical equipment with her, etc.
- For wisdom for my parents as they have to decide if my dad will take more time off, or if someone else can go with my Mom and Katy (they have standing offers already).
- For this stay at UVA to be short so she can come home and rest!
Thank you so much for praying!