Fairlight spent Saturday night with Katy and the two got to visit and enjoy the evening. (Thank you Fairlight!) Katy’s body cooperated and her medications worked well for her last night. This morning when Paul and I arrived, Katy was looking much better. We were so happy. It is such a relief to see her looking good and having some energy. After we got her up and ready for the day we took her for a little walk through the eighth floor of the hospital and got a view of the city from the eighth floor waiting room. It was refreshing for her physically.
And for her spirit, Paul read our devotions today, prayed and then read some hymns. It was a great morning, and very relaxing. We’ve been reading Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening. This morning we read about faith and how it is increased by trials. Often during devotions or scripture readings we happen upon truths we’ve always known with our head but now they hit us right in the heart. We find ourselves saying, “Yes, that’s right, Amen, and halleluiah.” Today’s verse: “That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ.” I Peter 1:7 AMEN!
The test results came back from the heart specialist. He said that Katy’s heart is having to work extra hard because of the problems she has been having, and he thinks her slow heart rate is nothing more than fatigue. He was also born in India and brought her a printout of her heart beats for her scrap book. We are grateful for those kindnesses. After that, the surgeon came for a visit and said that he will wait for lab reports to come back on the blood bacteria and if all is well they will put in a new nutrition line this week.
We have many things to pray about, but many blessings to praise Him for! Our day was filled with good times, good conversation, and good reading. Then tonight we decided to go to “church” in our hospital room. We got the bed comfy, and turned on the television to the Inspiration channel. We listened and sang along with a church service broadcast from Atlanta. Paul and I left the hospital just as another minister of the word was starting. Katy planned on watching until we return.
Your messages this week have been such a treat. Please keep them coming. It always amazes us when a new friend or old friend we haven’t seen in a long time leaves a message. It’s precious to us. The proverb that says, “good news brings strength to the bones,” is so true. When Paul comes to the hospital after work with a printout of your messages, Katy sits up with a lot more strength than when the nurse announces it is time for a blood sugar check.