Sunday, November 19, 2006

Sunday Night

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.

Comments:

  1. Jennifer S. :-) Says:

    YAY Katy!!! I’m so glad you got to go to church today. I’m sorry though, that you’re having a rough time tonight. I pray that everything will get better, and quickly.
    Aren’t children the dearest things? They certainly brighten life up. :-)
    Jen

  2. Candice & Crystal Sipe Says:

    Dear Katy,
    We were so happy to hear that you had the opportunity to go to church this morning. I bet that was such a wonderful feeling, to worship with your church family. That is so awesome that your Pastor handed out masks to each of the children, how precious. I am so sorry that your dealing with some soreness on your hands and feet tonight. Hopefully the doctor will have an explanation for you when you go there tomorrow. As far as the swelling in your neck, Crystal and I have had that before too. I wonder if that is a thyroid issue. I know our thyroids will just swell up and get big, but we have never been able to get to the bottom of what is causing this. Other than it’s probably HPS related. Please let us know what you find out, as we continue to pray for you daily. We love you, Katy!

  3. Trisha Ferris Says:

    HI, Katy-Bug,
    I saw you from arar yesterday, but I kept my distance because of my cold. We will have a face-to-face I promise.
    Here’s a good Thanksgiving Scripture for you. The NIV version says it bese, I think.

    Psalm 31:19

    How great is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you, which you bestow in the sight of men on those who take refuge in you.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you & your dear family.
    Trisha

  4. Jess Lankford Says:

    Hey Katy!
    I’m so glad that you were able to go to church! Anne came this morning to babysit and she told me about the masks before I read the blog - what a neat idea!

    I’m sorry your hands and feet are hurting - I will pray for you this morning! It was good to see you last week - you really are looking great!

    Love ya!
    Jes

  5. Doris Harriff Says:

    Katy, my prayers are constantly with you. You have been such a shining example of faith and trust in God, that I have found that my faith, too, is growing. God bless and keep you well!

    Aunt Doris

  6. Pete Pearl Says:

    Katy,
    I was so glad to see you in church yesterday. You continue to be an inspiration to my family and me. God’s blessings on you and your family. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
    Pete

  7. Lillian Oliveira Says:

    Katy, dear, just read your Sat, Sunday reports. I usually don’t open my computer on Sunday, often Sat, too. I’d just like someone to tell me whether you report these new kinds of symptoms to the research people on this disease. I just can’t help believing that God wants to use Katy to reveal a lot of the secrets about this condition, so that others can greatly benefit from them. I’ve forgotten what the NIH is? Katy, you’re a wonderful, valiant, wounded warrior for the Lord. May the world continue to be blessed by how you and your family have endured this “fiery trial”, which truly is PROVING that your “faith, which is more precious than gold… is GENUINE,” which will all turn out for the GLORY OF THE LORD MOST HIGH! How I love and praise Him! Much love, Aunt Lil

  8. Heather Kirkwood Says:

    Hey there,
    Give you pastor a big, fat, BRAVO! for me. I thought what he did with the kids’ time was just great! I’m intrigued to hear that Candica and Crystal have also had that hand and feet swelling. I’ve had that too. I don’t know if it’s my thyroid, but there have been times when my neck has swollen up, almost like there’s something in my throat. But, usually by the time I can get to a doc. it’s gone and my blood work is normal and they look at me like I’m nuts.

    Let me know when you’ve got your NIH dates.

    Hope you’re having a good doctor visit today!

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