We were no longer able to care for Katy at home. Her condition was such that we were unable to give her quality care. She is in terrible pain and it couldn’t be managed without better supervision. Katy is also dehydrated and couldn’t swallow anything. We prayed fervently throughout the night and this answer became clear to us throughout the day today: we must choose life. Katy has begged us not to prolong her suffering. We asked her to trust us and she has agreed to allow us to make this choice for her.
It is emotionally hard being without Katy tonight. As much as we miss her, her sobbing during the night last night was heart wrenching. Paul and I are home for some much needed rest. Dan and Julie are at the hospital tonight staying with her. God Bless them. Tomorrow if her blood work shows she is not fighting a yeast or bacteria infection, she will have a port put in her shoulder for TPN.
We are surrounded with help and emotional support. There are so many who have asked us what they can do to help. I will ask about posting a telephone number of someone from Wellspring Presbyterian Church who could coordinate a volunteer list. If you would like your name to be added to that list for such things as sitting with Katy, making a meal, feeding the dog, checking on our home, etc. there will be a contact person. We are so grateful for the kindness you have continued to show our family and we are praying for you, that you will not grow weary. We can not do this alone.
Thank you for praying so faithfully. We continue to pray, “Father,Thy will be done.” Love, Paul and Dawn