Saturday, March 03, 2007

Saturday Night March 3, 2007

Katy is looking so great. Her coloring has improved. Her eyes are much clearer when she talks to us. It has been such a wonderful day that I can only compare it to big events like the day our children arrived and other significant events in their lives. We are so relieved that this surgery went well that Paul and I came home to celebrate tonight. We had a nice dinner and plan to settle down to watch an old Cary Grant movie. Julie is spending the night at the hospital with Katy and has given us strict instructions to relax and have fun. We appreciate Julie’s nurturing touch, and know Katy will be enjoying their little “overnight visit.”

Katy has already been up and walking. She has been begging for food, but is only allowed clear liquids. She got the nurse to call her doctor twice begging for crackers and he finally gave in tonight. She was chomping saltines exclaiming how good it feels to eat without nausea. Her back pain is completely gone. Her incisions (four of them about a half-inch long) are the only twinges of pain she has tonight. She would wake up between naps and say, “I forgot what it felt like to be without pain. It feels so good!”

The prayers that have covered this day have been honored by our Lord. We know many of you invested time in prayer. We are so thankful to Him for giving us all the faith to pray without ceasing. He gave Katy the strength to fight her way back from despair. This has been a day of renewed hope and if all goes well tonight we can bring her home tomorrow. We praise the Lord tonight for His mighty acts.

Comments:
  1. Lillian Oliveira Says:

    Wonderful, Wonderful! Praise the Lord! Finally an answer and cure for one of the problems - one of the worst! Katy, I”m sooooooooooooo glad for you. May many a day pass before you have a single pain again! Love, Aunt Lil

  2. Emily Zimmerman Says:

    Praise the Lord! We are so glad that everything went smoothly and that you are feeling so much better already! Talk to you soon,
    Love, Emily

  3. Aleah Yunger Says:

    Katy ~ what a joy to hear! I can’t believe it went SO well - that is just amazing!!! I hope you are able to eat soon :) I know that must be the best part! Thinking of you, as always! ~Aleah

  4. andrea russell Says:

    Dawn,
    as I stated in an earlier comment, I expected nothing less from our Father….He is soooo amazing! :)
    I know he will heal Katy and I believe this with my whole heart. mind, and spirit. Praise the Lord!
    In Christ
    Andrea

  5. Doris Harriff Says:

    Katy, this is absolutely wonderful news! You must feel like a different person now. I am praying that the post-surgery healing will be rapid.

  6. Jes Says:

    Yeaaaa!! That is such good news about Katy’s pain! We are so excited for all of you!

    Jes

  7. Sandy Says:

    My heart is full of joy reading this news! I pray things have gone smoothly today and Katy is coming home. God’s peace to all of you!

  8. Carson Kistner Says:

    Wow! Can’t leave town for a week without you having another exciting medical adventure! (Jim and I have just gotten home from a week in Marco Island, Florida.) How wonderful to hear of the relief from your pain! We continue to pray.

    Love,
    Carson

  9. Karen Tillman Says:

    Katy,
    I am so happy to hear that things went so well!!! And I pray that your recovery will continue to go smoothly and that you can be back in your own bed tonight!!!
    Love
    Karen Tillman