Paul and I left the hospital about 10PM. Julie is staying the night, so we prayed over the girls and the room before we left. Katy was just getting her night-time medications. We took her TPN from home and they allowed us to run it on her quiet pump from Home Health Care. Paul and I left a list of instructions and I’m sure the nurse felt more like the babysitter by the time we left! We even left our home, cell, and work numbers on the white board in the room. Katy may be 22, but she’s OUR baby!
She will start platelet transfusions in the morning. This afternoon was spent getting blood samples from different places around her body to check for an infection site. That includes her Hickman line that supplies her nutrition. The problem with her platelet count being so low is that she is very bruised from every needle stick. After she got settled into her room this evening she sat up and said, “I’m hungry.” Then she proceeded to eat two jars of baby food, crackers, and four ounces of chicken noodle soup. When she finished all that, she said “Now I’m tanked up.” We were in awe! That kind of nurishment by mouth hasn’t happened since the first week in October. I was imagining “the great cloud of witnesses” cheering like we were while we watched her eat. We needed that good news and I’m sure many of you need it too.
Thank you so much for being so faithful in praying. It is carrying our family. We look back and realize that for the past four months now we have been able to manage because the Lord is hearing your prayers.