Monday, October 23, 2006


This is just a quick update to let you all know how to pray. Katy had a radionucleide scan yesterday and the results came in today that she has gall bladder disease and will need to have her gall bladder removed. We don’t know any more than that yet, in terms of schedule, but she is in intense pain. Thanks for praying.

  1. Aunt Doris Says:

    Thanks for the update, Paul! I wonder how much of the gall bladder disease is responsible for her pain. I just want to see her relieved of so much pain. I’ve been keeping my church updated about her, and our pastor remembers her in his pastoral prayer on Sunday mornings. He is impressed by her wonderful testimony. I’m sure she has touched many lives. You know, the lives that you & your brothers & sisters & their families are living is a great testimony to the lives of your parents. God bless you all, and give you the rest you need.

  2. Karen Tillman Says:

    Dear Campbells,

    I can tell you from watching my husband suffer with gall stones that they are EXTREMELY painful. And once it was out, he was like a different person. I will pray that there will be smooth sailing with the medications, the surgery, and that the docs there can continue to unravel the mystery of Katy. Katy girl you are a special one, and I am so glad that you feel much better at UVA. Feeling secure is very important, and you just keep looking up there sweetie!!!
    Karen Tillman

  3. Jennifer Blugerman Says:

    Praise God that the doctors at UVa caught that! I pray that your pain will be greatly reduced and you can begin to regain your strength! Dawn, hang in there! I know you’re worn out watching Katy go through procedure after procedure! We are all praying that this will be a real breakthrough!

    Praying continually,

  4. Trisha Ferris Says:

    Katy & Dawn,
    I hope you enjoyed meeting my dear friend Sunny. Now that she knows you, there’ll be another prayer warrior interceding for you! I’ve been praying the prayer you taught me, Dawn, that anything hidden would be revealed during your stay at UVA & surely the Lord is answering that prayer already. He does much of his work through wise medical personel.
    Love in the Lamb,

  5. Lillian Oliveira Says:

    Katy, so the Grape Hospital has already discovered a problem that should relieve your abdominal pain! That’s the “firstfruit”. Praise the Lord! Love, Aunt Lil

  6. Jennifer :-) Says:

    Katy dear, we will be lifting you up in prayer even more over the next few days and as you have this surgery. I’m so thankful the doctors found the cause of your pain and I hope that everything goes smoothly from here on out.
    with love and prayers,

  7. Heather Kirkwood Says:

    Hey Katy,
    I’m anxious to hear more about your surgery and what exactly is going on with the gal bladder - I pray it goes well and that you find some relief. I know you will.
    I’m thinking of you too Dawn and Paul. You must be feeling so tired.

  8. DeeDee Says:

    Dear Katy, Dawn and Paul,
    When I read a passage in II Cor. this morning you all immediately came to mind…
    II Cor. 2:14&15….Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.
    And what a fragrance you all have been…an incredibly sweet aroma. Thank you for being so faithful in this journey. I expect you to put your heads together and one day write a book…”Journalling the Journey”. God’s faithfulness to us all speaks loud and clear through your lives. Thank you and be assured of petitions on your behalf. DeeDee

  9. Kara Doran Says:


    I’m a friend of Jenn’s from Grove City College and we met when we were both in Jenn & Colin’s wedding. She sent an email explaining what you’re going through. Though we only met briefly, I could tell that you were a woman who appreciated the daily joy of the journey and had already persisted through hardships and came out smiling. My heart breaks to know what pain and struggles you now face as you fight to keep that joy. I will be praying for you and the Campbell family.

    Romans 15:13…May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

  10. Jess Lankford Says:

    Hey Katy!
    I’m glad that they found out about the gall bladder - perhaps having the thing removed will give you some relief!! We sure do hope so!

    Ellie is with us - Paul Burton brought her over yesterday. She is such a sweetie! I am totally enjoying her - and so are the kids! Noah tried to read her books yesterday and take her to phone, several times…It’s hard to explain to a two year old that the dog can’t talk on the phone!! :) This morning Noah was sitting on the floor and she came and put her head on his lap - he was so happy! :) Thank you for letting us ‘borrow’ her! It’s so good for them to have exposure to animals!

    Love ya!

  11. Deana and Phyllis Says:

    Hey Katy and Family

    We just wanted to let you know we are keeping up with what is going on, and continue to think of you and pray for you. Best of luck with your upcoming surgery.

    Phyllis and Deana (CRMH Pain Team)

  12. Joe Sipe Says:

    Dear Katy.

    We haven’t left a comment for you in a while. We are praying for you and your parents daily. Crystal and I along with our parents were so glad to hear that the doctors at UVA were finally able to get to the bottom of what is causing all yoour pain. Katy, we are so much alike in many ways. I had my gal bladder removed in April of 2005 because mine was diseased. Once they remove yours, you’ll feel so much better. We are praying that your surgery will go smoothly. We love you and can’t wait until we have the opportunity to talk to you again.

    Your sisters in Christ,
    Candice & Crystal

  13. Paige Patterson Says:

    Paul and Dawn,
    Our whole family reads your blog every day to check on Katy and you. It is amazing to us all that this has happened. I’m sure there is a reason behind it all, but we were at your house the week before this all started. I just can’t help but think that God hd brought us together at that time for a certain reason. I’m sure it will soon reveal itself to us all, but know that we were very greatful for the hospitality that you provided us, and if there is anything that we can do for you, please let us know!
    You are all in our prayers!

  14. Aunt Judy Says:

    We’ll be praying for your gallbladder surgery and that you’ll be feeling better very soon.
    It’s been a long time since we had a cup of tea and a quiet chat - I’m glad you have a few sweet ladies at the Hospitality house to share and pray with. We always say we are praying for Katy but those prayers include the whole family - now even more when you are separated by many miles.

  15. April lang Says:

    Just wanted to say hi! Love you! Miss You!

    ~April :-)

  16. Oma Collmus Says:

    Dear Katy, I’m praying for successful surgery soon and that your pain will be all gone. You are an inspiration to everyone. I love you.

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