Today about three o’clock, we took Katy for a stroll around the yard. There is a patch of daffodils with a couple hundred of them blooming all at once. We picked her a big bouquet and we were thankful for the few minutes she had to enjoy nature. Her pain level is very high. With her big bouquet in hand, we came back to the house. I’m thankful that she has a vase of them to look at tonight. They are the brightest yellow, as though they soaked in the color of today’s sunshine.
Paul and I are doing everything possible to make Katy comfortable. We set the timer to keep up her pain medication faithfully through the night. We’ve soaked her in hot towels even in the middle of the night. One night I asked Jesus if He could see us there in the bathroom trying to relieve her suffering. My heart answered, “I am the God who sees!” I praise Him for writing His word on my heart just as He promised through the prophets long ago. It was precious to find that answer written in my heart! We believe when the time is fulfilled we will see the sweetness of the Lord in everything that has taken place. I talked to the hematologist on call this evening and he gave us some direction to take on Monday morning. He didn’t think Katy’s pain is related to the transfusions, but with a simple blood test we can rule that out for certain on Monday.
By God’s grace there is a pain medication that we give Katy that helps her sleep for two hours before the pain wakes her up. Because of that, she does have times of physical rest. We are also pleased that since her gall bladder has been removed, her appetite has improved greatly. Anything with the least amount of sweetness had been making her sick. Now she is able to eat almost anything, and is especially enjoying fresh blueberries and ice cream.Comments: