Thursday, October 26, 2006

Thursday Update

Thanks to all of you prayer warriors for being patient with our slow updates. It has been more difficult to blog accurate reports since Katy moved to UVA. Because of distance and playing phone tag, details are often obsolete by the time we think about blogging.

At this point UVA seems to be in good communication with the NIH. That took awhile to get going, but it looks like the UVA doctors are catching on to the root problems of HPS, rather than focusing on peripheral symptoms which would be almost anyone’s tendency. Katy will probably be at UVA for several more days at least because she is still completely on TPN and in much pain. They did start her on some new pain medication yesterday but that drug takes about a week to affect the nerves enough to make noticeable changes. We just have to wait and see…

She has had some really good nights this week and that has helped her emotionally as well as physically. She is hoping to have enough energy today to visit a five yr old boy who is at UVA with cancer. Spasms are still intermittent, and she has discovered that she can tell when they are about to start and end. Despite previous guesses by neurologists, Katy believes that she has them due to the intense pain surges that she is currently feeling. Hopefully the spasms will go away when the pain does.

Please pray…

  • That Katy continues to improve rapidly and gets the rest she needs.
  • That Mom will get the rest she needs.
  • That the right pain medication combination will be found soon.
  • For safety on the road for Dad and others who have gone to visit Mom and Katy.

Thanks everyone!

  1. Maylin Rowe Says:

    Katy, I’m still praying for you. I miss you so much, but I hope you benefit from your time at UVA, and I know God will bless others through you. I love you, Katy.

  2. Dawn Ives Says:

    I’m praying for you and I hope this new pain medicine will work for you. Then you will be able to get some strength and get better. I think about you all the time and one of these days I’m going to pop up there to see you. I heard you can’t have any bed partners. Does that mean no more sleep overs. That makes me sad.
    Just keep your eyes on the Lord and remember how many people are lifting you up. What a special woman you are. I’m still thinking about your little trip. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. It has brought tears of joy to my eyes often.
    Love you,
    Dawn Ives

  3. David and Lizi Says:

    Dear Katy and Dawn,
    We are watching the blog daily and are keeping very current on your condition. We are praying for you and your family daily.
    We would like to come to see you but it is impossible to leave the business. But even though we are not there physically we are there in spirit.
    We pray that your pain will stop with the new medicine and that it will work quicker than they think.
    David and Lizi

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