Monday, January 22, 2007

Keeping Warm

We have been so spoiled here in Virginia. The weather had been balmy and kind to us. However, this weekend the temperatures took a sudden plunge, ice fell from the sky, and suddenly we are thinking of creative ways to stay warm. Later today Katy and I are planning an afternoon movie with our electric blanket wrapped around us.

I took Katy to our family physician this morning and she was not really able to offer her any help. She drew blood labs to see if that will tell a story. Katy is forcing herself to eat but every swallow is painful again. We are very thankful for the twenty extra pounds she has on her right now. She is stronger with the extra weight and if she has to stop eating for a little while she has some weight to spare. We are awaiting a call from the doctor in Charlottesville. He will be telling us how to proceed.

For the past few weeks I have had a vision of Katy walking across a stage headed for a podium. She is smiling and waving with strength and vitality. That vision has come to my mind often. I am believing that it is a picture of something God is going to allow Katy to do in the future and that I will be there to see it. It helps so much to have a positive mental picture on days like this. A vision like that is the substance of things hoped for. Thank you for keeping her in your prayers.


  1. Sandy Says:

    Praying that Katy’s body will experience a blast of calmness and health in these hours and days ahead. Meanwhile, enjoying a movie under an electric blanket sounds like such a wonderful idea! Wish I could join you!

  2. Carson Kistner Says:

    Dear Katy,
    I hadn’t read your blog for a while and was saddened to hear that you are struggling to eat again. But I am thankful to hear of the medical contact in Chapel Hill. And I am happy to hear that Jenn has helped you get started on your scrapbooking project. I can relate to your mom’s calling it an addiction! January is my big scrapbook month when I usually try to cover an entire year’s worth of photos. So I also am knee deep in pages and stickers and cropping tools. I continue to pray for you each time I pass your house, dear one.
    Love, Carson

  3. Trisha Ferris Says:

    Dawn, could it be that your vision of Katy walking toward a podium is occurring right now? She IS speaking to a great crowd, the readers of this blog, as well as the great cloud of witnesses mentioned in Hebrews 11 who are watching this drama of Katy’s & all the Campbells lives. Thank you for helping be her voice. You all are getting a standing ovation from me.

  4. Colleen Knox Says:

    Hey Katy,

    Since moving to our new house we haven’t had internet, so I haven’t been able to keep up with how you’ve been doing. I’ve missed reading the blog! I’m sorry to hear that you’re not doing as well. I’m just getting over some stomach trouble of my own (an ulcer) so I can sympathize a little bit. We’re praying that things really smooth out for you soon. Dawn, let me know if there’s anything I can do!

  5. Karen Tillman Says:

    Dear Katy,

    I feel bad that I haven’t checked your blog since Sat. I was getting ready for this interview with the press here in NC, and my feelings have been all over the place. Btw…..were your ears burning this morning? I didn’t mention your name or show these folks your website, but I talked to Janine about how sick you had been, and how much the people from the HPS Network had been pulling for you. Unfortunately, I didn’t know the agony that you have been suffering these past few days. Now that I know though, I can lift you up in prayer and hope that things get better again soon. and believe me I will be checking on you every day til things turn around again.

    I have a question, do you think that you could call the Dr. in Chapel Hill, and let her know what is happening with Katy, to see if the Dr. in Charlottesville could get to you sooner? Sometimes, strings can be pulled and favors called in if they are friends. I don’t know if she could make it happen, but it would be great if she could.

    Dawn, I am so glad that God has given you the strength not to panic. This stuff does take a little getting used to. To say the least, and there are unfortunately many bumps in the road along the way. And I like you feel there are great things in store for Katy, as she seems like such a dynamic individual from everything I’ve read. Not to mention the fact that she has survived it all!! PTL for that, so He must have something special in store for her.

    Gotta run, and if you need anything please let me know how I can help and I will do my best.
    Love Always
    Karen Tillman

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