Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Katy and I just finished washing and pressing all the clothes we just bought. As part of her bedroom clean-up and re-do we went through her closet and packed away all the clothes that will fit again after the Prednisone is no longer being used. We have found some really pretty things and have just had a total wardrobe make-over. The reason I am writing about this on the “Medical Update” is that Katy is feeling really strong again. She has been able to help around the house a little more and is feeling better than she has in a long time. The magnesium still has to be monitored, however she only needed one extra dose yesterday and today.

Some of you have written and wondered how Katy may have too much calcium in her bloodstream. The doctor visiting us on Sunday suggested that the Prednisone is causing calcium to leach from her bones into the bloodstream. Together with the supplements she was taking to prevent bone loss, her calcium levels were probably too high. Although the calcium she was taking is supposed to be balanced with magnesium and vitamin D for better absorption, it was not balanced well enough. Sheena from Canada wrote that her brother experiences this same thing and needs extra magnesium every few weeks. It is nice to know there are others out there with a similar story and Katy doesn’t feel like she’s the “only one.”

This Friday evening there is something really special coming to Roanoke that Katy wants to attend. Please pray that she will be able to attend a music concert at Hollins University. If you are in the area, please join us! Our family will be attending, even Grandmom and Granddaddy. The publicity poster for the concert reads as follows:
“Rarely has Irish and Scottish music been heard together in a way that compares with the music of Grainne Hambly and William Jackson. Besides contrasting and complementary harp styles and sounds, their concert will include concertina, whistle, and bouzouki. Hambly and Jackson have taken the harp to a whole new level and perform a varied program that will blend the Irish and Scottish traditions.”

“Masters of the Celtic Harp” Hollins University (Talmadge Hall) at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 30, 2007. Admission is Free.

  1. Linda Kochendarfer Says:

    Dawn and Katy,
    The couple you are going to see at Hollins was in Bedford 2 weeks ago. I was able to see them and thought they were delightful. You will be entertained and will leave the concert feeling very “mellow.” Katy, I’m so glad you’re improving; I continue to ask God to allow you to come off the steroids smoothly. Have a wonderful time this weekend and let me know how you like the concert.
    Mrs. K

  2. Heather Kirkwood Says:

    Wish I lived close. Sounds like a great concert!!!! And thanks for the comment on the blog Katy….yep, it was just one of those days.

  3. Lisa Uotinen Says:

    Hi Katy and mom and dad…I’ve been reading your blog for several days now, but Trisha has kept me up to date on your condition for several months. I went through some rough times recently and somehow you all ministered to me, without you even knowing it. I felt a sense of support just knowing that someone besides myself was suffering, and you were being Biblical and godly about it, which prompted me to also “put on” holiness and righteousness, etc. Thank you all. I’ll stay up to date on the blog now!

  4. andrea russell Says:

    Katy, Dawn…I am so happy that you are feeling better Katy! Praise God!

    I hope you dont mind that I blogged about you on my blog, and linked to your site. But I want more people to pray for you. I want to reach as many people as I posiibly can to support you in this!

    Love and Blessings

  5. Jennifer S. :-) Says:

    I’m so glad you’re feeling better. We’ve been praying for you each night in our family devotions. I know the Lord is doing a great work in and through you!!
    Love and prayers,
    Jen :-)