Picture this; Katy and I were sitting up together side by side in her bed with our heads against the pillow. Then imagine our arms stretched high to the heavens and the words, “Thank you, Father!” flowing from our mouths like a river. That’s what we looked like when the doctor left the room this morning after telling us that miraculously her platelet count was 120,000 (Friday night it was 8,000). This is more than an improvement. This is stunning. It happened overnight. Not only that, but Katy has been very hungry and eating without pain. She decided to tell her doctor this morning that she would like to hold off on the feeding line surgery to see what will happen if she continues to be able to eat. This may be the remission or healing that we have all been praying for. It is in His hands, and we trust Him.
It is so much fun to watch the faces of the doctors who hadn’t seen her since last Friday. When they came into the room today their faces were relieved and joyful! We do not know what the future holds, but these victories along the way are so sweet. No matter what happens from here, we know God has been merciful, and His power has been poured out after what looked like many defeats. It was only yesterday that a surgeon told us not to be discouraged if Katy’s platelet count drops after having been given 50,000 platelets on Saturday. So we had braced ourselves emotionally for numbers in the other direction. This is a victory for all of those who prayed believing. This is a victory, that Katy, through the power of Jesus Christ alone, kept fighting the good fight. We are in awe today. A new IV line was put in this afternoon to continue giving her medications that way. Since Home Health Care doesn’t maintain an IV line at home, we know she will be in the hospital for the remaining 5 days of antibiotics.
The sun is beginning to go down here on the east coast and our gratitude for all of God’s mercies toward Katy is giving Paul and I rest for our weary souls this evening. Psalm 116:7-9 “Return unto thy rest, oh my soul, for the Lord hath dealt bountifully with thee. For thou hath delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling. I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living.” vs. 12- 13 “What shall I render unto the Lord for all His benefits toward me? I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord.”