Saturday, March 24, 2007

Saturday Night March 24, 2007

Katy had two very good days this week. We took advantage of the pretty weather and spent some time outdoors. But today Katy was not feeling right from the time she woke up this morning. She was aching and tired so when we went to the library she was not as interested in being there as she was a few days ago. We came home and she told us that she just wanted to take a nap. We thought she was happily sleeping all afternoon so when I went to wake her up I was surprised to find her unable to stir. I found her in a tight fetal position with all her muscles locked in place. I could tell she was hearing me but was not able to respond at all. I called for Paul and he came to help me with her. Paul Burton was in the house and after checking her over he suggested we try a muscle relaxing drug. I tried to put it in her mouth but everything was locked up. I finally managed to get the drug into her cheek and as it dissolved over the next thirty minutes she began to loosen up. The three of us laid hands on her and prayed for healing. After forty-five minutes she could talk to us and explained that she had been trying to call for help for two hours. So much of what she goes through is so mysterious. We can’t possibly take her to the doctor for everything, so we are just going to watch her carefully tonight and give her medication at the first sign of muscle tightening.

When she could finally ask us questions she asked what time it was. When I told her it was after six o’clock she said, “I am having the missions committee here for a meeting in one hour.” We flew into action and put hot towels on her face and on some of the places that hurt the most. Then we quickly set the table with ice water, swept the kitchen and got Katy ready before the first person showed up for the meeting. At this moment she is in the dining room with five men and one other woman having her meeting! Paul and I have been praying for her strength from time to time for the past two hours. We could hear her reading the minutes of last month’s meeting and reporting on her research. We are thankful tonight that nothing stops Katy. We are thankful tonight that when we saw her in such a condition, the Lord saw it too and has supplied her every need.

  1. Aleah Yunger Says:

    Katy, this is honestly frightening to hear. I am so sorry you have to go through things like this, but it is such an encouragement to hear your response to those things. You are such a beacon of light, a true witness of God’s strength to the world. You are in my prayers tonight! Kudos to the Campbell family for springing into action & relying on the Lord to save the day :)

  2. Jennifer S. :-) Says:

    Oh my…this scared me just reading it!! I’m so glad you’re ok and Paul knew what to do. That’s such a blessing to have a medically-minded person around. The Lord has definitely provided for you all in that respect! I hope that things will improve and you will feel better. I’ll be in prayer for ya’ll tonight–especially that the Lord would keep your muscles from locking up again.
    Love and prayers,
    Jen :-)

  3. Heather Kirkwood Says:

    Bravo Katy! I’m so glad you went ahead with your meeting even though you’d had such a scary day. I hope you’re feeling up to church in the morning.

  4. Jennifer Blugerman Says:

    Katy, I love how you do not allow your illness keep you from doing the Lord’s work and being a blessing to others! So many people (including me) often allow the issues of our lives (usually much less severe than yours) overrule our desire to keep serving. You and your family inspire me to never cease doing good in Jesus’ name even in the face of adversity. It’s easy to serve with a cheerful heart when things are going smootly. How much more glory God receives when we persevere and continue serving with joy when our circumstances are painful. Thank you all.



  5. Doris Harriff Says:

    I read this post in our church last night. Afterwards, the pastor asked for more testimonies, adding that that one would be hard to beat!

    Katy, you amaze me time and again! I am proud to claim you as a relative!

    Aunt Doris

  6. Beth Sprankle Says:

    Like so many other of your friends, I am praying for you when I go up and down Laymantown Road, and pass your beautiful house, and when I check the blog and read the updates I am praying for the needs. Be strong and of a good courage…how well you must know that scripture by now….and how well you surely know that the Lord our God is always with you. What a wonderful family God has provided for your care, and for so much love. Praise God for the muscle relaxant working, just in time. Praise God for His abiding presence.

  7. Linda Kochendarfer Says:

    What a scary time! I am praising God for your perservance and His steadfast love. You are in my thoughts often during the day; I will continue to pray.
    Mrs. K

  8. Laura Griffith Says:

    I’m at a lost for words but want you to know that I’m uplifting you before the Lord. He understands our groanings, how grateful I am for that.