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.Comments: