Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Monday March 13, 2007

Katy had a doctor visit this morning. Her doctor and two others have stated that they think her pain is related to her prednisone taper. If there are no significant findings in the labs drawn today, another specialist may have other methods of checking the bones to see what is happening with them. We will continue to seek answers. It was a very difficult weekend. Please continue to pray that Katy will not give up. Prolonged pain like this is not something humans can endure very long. We are calling on the power of Almighty God to keep carrying her through this. We know you are too.

Yesterday Paul and I went to our church service and ate and drank the word of God like a banquet. Then we had our small group over last night for fellowship and prayer. We were surrounded by the love of God, and it was such a strengthening force. Today we had more energy and were able to schedule several doctor visits in the coming few days. We are moving forward. We hope that this effort will help Katy realize that we are not giving up.

Today Annelise smiled at Katy several times. I put Annelise on top of a pillow on Katy’s lap and she was able to feed Annelise her bottle that way. It warms my heart to see such a tiny ambassador of hope bringing a little joy to Katy’s life. God’s timing was perfect in sending her to Colin and Jenn. We’re very thankful.

5 Responses to “Monday March 13, 2007”

  1. Karen Tillman Says:

    Katy,
    Annelise’s birth just goes to show , that God’s timing is always perfect!!. I really hope your bone pain is due to the steroids, as with steroids, the side effects usually go away as the taper continues. Although, I’ve been known to hit a bumpy patch or two on the way down. It is a drug that is a blessing and a curse at the same time. The bone pain I suffered while tapering was so intense I would just cry for hours sometimes. My hubby was always wonderful to keep my legs wrapped in warmth, and lots of pain meds!!! Hang in there chickie, and know you’ve got a whole mess of people pullin’ for ya.
    Love
    Karen Tillman

  2. Lillian Oliveira Says:

    I was glad that Karen could share that she experienced something of the same thing. May God grant a speedy relief. Praying for you Katy, dear. Keep clinging to those nail-scarred hands. Love with prayers and tears,
    Aunt Lil

  3. Candice and Crystal Says:

    Dear Katy,

    It breaks our hearts to hear that you are still in so much pain. We think about you daily and pray for you continuously. We love you and miss talking to you everyday. Hang in there and don’t give up. Keep holding on to God’s promise. Knowing that he’s in full control. He will get you through this. We will call and talk to you soon. Hope you have a good night’s sleep. Your sisters in Christ, Candice & Crystal

  4. Jennifer S. :-) Says:

    Oh Katy, my heart aches for you. I wish I could take away your pain. I’m so glad that Annelise is able to brighten your days some though. Please hang in there–I trust the Lord will lead the doctors to the right diagnosis and treatment!
    With love and prayers,
    Jen :-)

  5. Heather Kirkwood Says:

    Hey Katy,
    Hang in there. As Karen said, sometimes coming down on those steroids can be painful. Just keep praying, keep consulting with the docs about how to make it as easy as possible (not that it’s easy at all) and know that we’re all pulling for you. You’ve been missed on the listserv. People are always asking me if I know how you’re doing.

    I know this might sound silly, but just imagine how great life will be when you come out the other side of this. Someday you’re going to be the one posting to someone’s blog that it will get better and to hang in there! Grin! I pray for you always.

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