Katy was up and ready to go to church this morning by 9:30 AM. She was excited and as we drove along it was great to be with her and pray with her before we got to church. It has been a very long time since she has been able to go. We walked in, and we heard a ripple of voices saying, “Katy’s here!” Then during the children’s time, Pastor David explained to the children why Katy has to wear a white mask and gloves when she is in public. It helps protect her body from germs. He explained that her immune system was tired and that it was best for her to protect herself with a mask. Then he handed out a mask for each of the children to wear. A few children came up to Katy after church with their masks on to talk to her. It was so dear! As the pastor prayed for the children he asked the Lord to give them a “heart” for wanting to go to church even when they are older and could find many reasons not to. Many of us have memorized the little verse, “I was glad when they said unto me, let us go in to the house of the Lord.” Today it was Katy’s reality.
Tonight Katy has been having some difficulty with soreness and redness on the palms of her hands and the bottom of her feet. It has gotten worse all day and she is having trouble walking because of the soles of her feet being too sore. She also has some swelling in her neck. She told us that she isn’t feeling as well tonight. Tomorrow she is going to the doctor for her lab work to be drawn, so we plan to check all of this out. Last week during a phone call from NIH, I discovered that there are people there reading Katy’s blog and they are finding out how she is doing medically by keeping up with the blog. So I have included this medical update for their benefit. I’m also including it because we know that many of the problems Katy has had have only been solved after a multitude of people prayed.