I’ve been keeping you informed of Katy’s progress and it has been three days of rejoicing for all of us. Something that was a great hindrance to Katy’s well being has been removed and we can eliminate that as a source of problems for her in the future. I am not sure why, but Katy’s bone pain returned today. It took her by surprise after her afternoon nap. Her arms and legs are hurting the most. I had her in a hot steamy shower and it offered some relief but only as long as the shower lasted. The only thing we have done differently is reduce her steroids by 2.5mg. Perhaps that has something to do with her lethargy today, but I wouldn’t think it could cause pain. It was a hard day after watching her do so well. She is feeling sad about this, and we are trying to do what we can short of putting her back on powerful pain killers.
I once heard the expression “praying it through” in a Baptist Church. The idea was to hold a special prayer meeting that people would attend to pray about a particular problem. They would begin in the evening and pray throughout the entire night until they had a “word” from the Lord concerning the problem. I know we have had many of those nights. It would be great if God worked in a way that we could expect a quick and clear answer by morning, but He doesn’t always. Instead we are praying tonight for the courage to keep trusting. Thank you for praying along with us.
This disappointing turn of events does not change the song of our hearts. The third verse of the hymn I included in yesterday’s post is a help to us tonight. Praise to the Lord who with marvelous wisdom hath made thee, decked thee with health, and with loving hand guided and stayed thee. How oft in grief hath not he brought thee relief, spreading his wings to o’er shade thee!Comments: