Thursday, February 15, 2007

Medical Post

After this post, when you view this part of the the blog it will be more for medical information than inspiration. We decided to break down this blog into three sections. The Medical Update will be just that. Dawn’s Musings gives me the freedom to write about things other than Katy’s health. Katy’s Musings gives Katy a chance to let you know what has been on her heart. It will always be a worthwhile read. Her heart is always filled with little treasures. That is one of the reasons Katy and I don’t mind being awake in the middle of the night. We always enjoy our late night chats.

Katy has had the withdrawal symptoms of Fentanyl. Her dosage was lowered by 12.5 mcg on Tuesday, but the hardest day was today. She is sitting beside me now writing to friends and that is the best indication that she is making progress and concentrating again. Paul and I think she should not go through another step down until next week and give her body a rest. At first she wanted to do it right away, but now sees the wisdom of waiting a few days before lowering the dose another 12.5 mcg.

The NIH protocol is on our minds several times a day. We pray for the people responsible for the protocol, and their ability to get the necessary paperwork done. Everyone keeps coaching Katy to just hang on because better days are coming. She says, “Hasten the day!”

  1. Jennifer S. :-) Says:

    Withdrawal symptoms are not fun–I’ve been there and done that with an antidepressant. Just hang in there–I promise it gets better!!
    Love and prayers,
    Jen :-)