Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Wed. Afternoon 1:00 PM

The more we trust the sovereignty of heaven, the less we fear the calamities of earth.

Katy’s physician has just called to tell me the news that Katy’s platelet count has fallen to 10,000. We will be taking her to Roanoke Memorial for immediate admission. I wanted to write this quick post to let you know how to pray, and someone from the family will update as soon as we know anything.

In our devotions this morning Katy had come to the place where she reliquished her will and agreed to go to the hospital if necessary. I’m so thankful the Lord has prepared her heart. I’ll be telling her about this in just a few minutes, but the Lord in His great love and mercy has already prepared her heart. Praise Him!

  1. Anne Poler Says:

    I’ll be praying for you this afternoon as you are admitted. Hope that process goes smoothly, and that you’re comfortably settled in soon. I’ll also be praying about the platelet count and the infection.


  2. Adam Thompson Says:

    Hello Katy.

    I’ll be praying for you…Don’t forget that you’re in Great Hands:

    “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”

  3. Heather Kirkwood Says:

    I just got your e-mail, but you must have sent it early yesterday. I don’t know why it took so long to come through. I wasn’t online last night. I went to vote, which for me is a long walk, and then to church - so I was feeling pretty tired last night.

    I know you hate the hospital, but there are times when you’re just going to need to be there and going sooner might make the stay shorter. Remember, don’t assume it’s a set back - it’s a detour, a bump just part of the journey to getting back to yourself. Your so good at using the time for prayer and meditation. That’s great. The trick to coping with the hospital is all in your mental frame of mind. I loved what you wrote last night about perhaps God has something for you to do there. You never know. I’m praying for you as always. Hang in there girl!

  4. Patricia Hagsten Says:

    Love to you all…’re in our prayers.
    This morning Lisa moved to Dallas, TX….tomorrow we fly to Annapolis to be with Ellen.

  5. Trisha Ferris Says:

    I guess we won’t get our time together after all. That’ll come later, I’m sure. For now the Lord is placing you back where folks in the medical world get to watch you live for your God up close. Keep submitting your will to Him. He’s up to something, & I think it’s something good.
    In the Lamb,

  6. Karen Tillman Says:

    Dear Katy,
    I think you are doing the right thing. I know that hospitals are scary places, and often times carry sad memories. A young friend of mine once said that it must be awful volunteering in the hospital as you see all those sad faces. I reminded her that the hospital wasn’t always a sad place. The hospital is a place where miracles happen. I know that is not the normal thought patter, but I reminded her that more people leave the hospital alive and well, and that it allows God to show his mercy and his power in mighty ways. She thought about that and finally said, “ya know, I hadn’t really thought of hospitals that way. You are right.” I don’t necessarily look at it as being right or wrong, just a different perspective. Still praying and thinking of you often. God comfort and keep you during such trials my dear.
    Love Always
    Karen Tillman Regional Coordinator Mid Atlantic USA
    Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome Network Inc
    NC phone:336 954 3604
    NY office 1.800.789.9477
    my email
    my website

  7. Crystal La Brie Says:

    Katy and family, as I read the update, a song came to mind. I hope the lyrics encourage you:

    We’ve come this far by faith, leaning on the Lord,
    Trusting in His Holy Word, He’s never failed me yet,
    Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, can’t turn around,
    He’s never failed me yet…

    And He won’t! My prayers are with you all.

  8. Lori Wentworth Says:

    Dear Katy,

    Thank you for allowing me to follow you on this incredible journey with our Abba Father. You are one amazing child of God! You have really challanged and encouraged me. God is touching so many lives through you.
    You are on my heart daily and are being prayed for.


    PS. The picture of you sitting in the hospital with your tea cup brought such a smile to my face. It was so you and your mom.
    It brings back thoughts of such fun times with your mom!

  9. Aunt Carrie Says:

    I’m sorry you have to go into the hospital again. Maybe as some of your other supporters suggest, you can re-cast it. I had a dentist appointment the other day. It was miserable driving (a “pineapple express” was dumping flooding rain.) so when I got there I told them I would prefer the “spa” appointment. :~) Maybe people would enjoy the dentist more if they thought of it as a spa. (When my children were young I sometimes looked forward to it for the peace and quiet.) I tried hard not to think of it as a “drill” but as an “enamal massager” with my little safety sunglasses and classical music station I could almost make it work.

    I know you can’t keep your cheery attitude at bay for too long.

    Love and prayers,
    Aunt Carrie

  10. Heather Kirkwood Says:

    Hey Katy!
    Just “looking in” on you before I go to bed. I’m struggling with another freelance story. This one is about a proposed amendment to rule 502 of the federal evidence rules for federal court. You know, there’s a reason I decided not to go to law school. I don’t know how I keep getting assigned these stories!

    At any rate, I hope your resting well even though you’re at “the Roanoake.” I know it isn’t quite the same as when you’re at NIH you’re usually not that sick, but among the HPS adults, NIH’s nick name is “club Med.” When you get better you’ll have to ask Tillman about the crafts - she’s the crafts DIVA! Grin! Let me know when you can get e-mail again and I’ll answer some of the questions you sent me.

    Praying for you as always!

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