Friday, March 02, 2007

Friday March 2, 2007

Calorie intake: 200

Pain level 10

The maximum amount of pain medication can not control the pain this afternoon. The surgeon called to say that Katy’s pre-op blood tests showed poor platelet function and her hematologist did not recommend surgery at this time. Her surgeon thinks he should not wait any longer to remove her gall bladder and is admitting Katy to the hospital tonight. Platelets will be given and surgery will go on as scheduled. Yes, this is risky. Yes, it isn’t the best of circumstances, but I’ll bet the Israelites said that as they stood at the water’s edge. Last night we watched a movie called Facing the Giants. It was a motivational movie that focused on the fact that there is nothing impossible for our God. When it was over Katy said, “I’m ready to face my giant.”

  1. Jennifer S. :-) Says:

    We prayed for you and the surgery during our family devotions tonight. I know that the Lord will keep you safe in His hand during this rough time. Keep your chin up!!
    Love and prayers,
    Jen :-)

  2. andrea russell Says:

    Katy, it will all be ok. I know our Lord will make a miracle happen for the surgery and your healing! I have you in my prayers always
    Love Andrea

  3. Laura Griffith Says:

    I know many are praying for you, even when comments are few. May the Lord intervene in a big way.

  4. Elizabeth Says:

    Dawn, Katy & family,

    I’m the mom of the little HPSer, also adopted from India, who is now 9. She’s had a major surgery (open-heart to repair a hole in her ventricle), and two minor surgeries (three teeth extracted and opening a tear duct, done back to back). With platelets and monitoring she sailed through all just fine. The first one, in particular, made all the health care folks very nervous about the bleeding potential. But I’d gotten good info, as you have, and they did careful planning and it went off without incident.

    I will keep all of you in my thoughts and hope this all comes off with as few complications as possible and that Katy gets some relief.


  5. Trisha Ferris Says:

    Katy, you won’t see this until after your surgery, but I wanted you to know that late at night I am praying for you. Insomnia CAN be a blessing.
    Love in the Lamb,

  6. Karen Tillman Says:

    I will certainly be keeping Katy in my thoughts and prayers just before bedtime and again in the morning. Take care and know that you are in God’s hands.
    Karen Tillman