Thursday, March 29, 2007

Thursday March 29, 2007

Katy had a rough night last night and through today. Her electrolytes are not balanced and short of drawing blood every few hours, it isn’t possible for me to know how to help her. She is still hoping to go to the concert tomorrow night. She said she doesn’t really remember too much about the last twenty-four hours, so that is a blessing. She is longing for a little normalcy that lasts for more than two days. We pray for that, too.

I am so thankful for the comments you’ve left in the past few days. They continue to bless and encourage us. We are all beginning to feel the physical effects of HPS, even the care givers. We thank you for praying for the whole family. We need it so much. God bless you as you continue to live for Him and serve Him with gladness even when things are hard. Love, Paul and Dawn

  1. Aleah Yunger Says:

    I’m so sorry to hear that you aren’t feeling well once again. I will be praying about the concert - I know that would be such a blessing & who knows? Maybe God has another miracle in store for you guys to do that! I was reading before a girls’ Bible study this evening and came across this verse and thought of you: “Have faith in God. Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Mark 11: 22-24 I shared your most recent health miracle with the girls when we got to this verse and they were all so encouraged to hear that steadfast prayers DOES bring miracles! Just know that you are a blessing even in the midst of your pain, and know that God is still using you (by “you” I mean the whole Campbell family!) as a blessing to other people. Continued prayers for you… our Father is faithful. In Love, Aleah

  2. Lillian Oliveira Says:

    Katy, Dawn and all, I can hardly bear to hear of this new struggle, and I can’t imagine how YOU all can bear it. I only know that He has promised each of YOU strength for YOUR day. I pray that every moment you may each feel His strength, strong and sure, over and under and around and all-sufficient - loving and kind and planning the BEST for you in His Eternal plan.

    “When we have exhausted our store of endurance; when our strength is gone and the day is half done; when we reach the end of our hoarded resources, our Father’s true giving is only begun. His love has no limit, His grace has no measure, His Power has no boundary known unto man…and out of His INFINITE RICHES IN JESUS, He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again.” Much love, Aunt Lil

  3. Karen Tillman Says:

    Hey Katy,
    I really do hope you feel well enough to go to the concert, as we all know that music soothes the troubled soul. We will continue to pray for progress, and healing.
    Love always
    Karen Tillman

  4. Jennifer Blugerman Says:

    Katy and Dawn,

    Something to make to smile… I had a wisdom tooth pulled on Monday, and since then my face has been a bit swollen and very sore. I’m sporting a bruise to the right of my mouth. I tease David that people are going to think that he gave me a punch! I asked him if I could use makeup to give him a big false black eye so at least folks will think I won! haha! But, through this minor blip in my appearance and comfort, I have been thinking about you and all that you are enduring, and it squelches any desire I may have to complain or feel sorry for myself! I pop a few Advil and move on! Thanks for keeping me honest! We love you all!


  5. Heather Kirkwood Says:

    Hey Katy! I really, really hope you get to go to the concert. Here’s a funny HPS concert story. When I was in college and my bowel issues were really bad, there was this concert I was just dying to go to. The singer was well-known in the area (although he’s from your neck of the woods.) I was excited because I got assigned to cover the concert for the campus newspaper. The line to get in was really, really long. We had to be there hours before the show.

    Wouldn’t you know my stomach started cramping with that horrible pain. I knew I was I going to have a diarrhia blowout! A friend got out of line with me and we walked all around the concert hall trying to find a way in so I could use the bathroom. I felt sicker and sicker, in more and more pain, sweat dripping. We found an open stage door but the lady chewed us out for trying to get in. We explained I was ill and she relented.

    When I got out of the bathroom who was in the hall but the singer. He asked me what I was doing back stage and I explained. He was so nice. He let me stay with him backstage so I wouldn’t have to go stand in line feeling so cruddy. And, he gave me an exclusive interview! HA!

  6. Sandy Says:

    Oh boy, I hope today is a better day. Electrolyte imbalance can make you feel so awful (been there many times!), and it is hard to know what to do. Hang in there. And I hope it’s possible to go to the concert! Music definitely is healing. You all continue to be in my prayers.