Thursday, April 12, 2007

Prednisone Taper

Katy’s GI tract is fine so far. There are no adverse side effects after having dropped the steroids by 10 mg. However, about 2:00 p.m. she lost all energy and barely got up the stairs to bed. This is very typical for the body to respond this way while tapering off steroids. Until her own adrenal glands take over again, she will have an energy drop. We expected it, therefore she is handling it well. We are anticipating that the steroid taper will be much easier because of the Remicade taking care of her inflamatory problems.

Paul and I thank God every day for you who have stood with us and prayed us through this difficult situation. We appreciate everything you’ve done to lighten the load. Katy looks so much better with that sparkle back in her eyes. Every praise song means more to us when we consider all our God has done over the past nine months. We brag on Him and His mercy as often as we can.

  1. Karen Tillman Says:

    I was afraid of that with that kind of taper at one time. Katy girl, you just hang in there, and we will continue to lift you up during this withdrawal process. I can hardly wait to see the room makeover pics. I just love stuff like that.
    Karen Tillman

  2. andrea russell Says:

    Hello Dawn, we are all glad to. But I also knew He would take care of Katy in His timing :)

    I am looking forward to a beautiful summer for you and your Family

    I dont know if Katy checked but I got two Harp concerts and a few classical pieces on my blog under the Poetry and Video corner to the right!

    Hope you guys enjoy it
    Love and Peace

  3. Jennifer S. :-) Says:

    Hi Katy,
    I’m sorry you lost your energy this afternoon but it’s good that you were expecting it. I’m just happy that you’re getting off the steriods–they aren’t very good for you. It will definitely get better. God is so faithful!!
    Love and prayers,
    Jen :-)

  4. Ellen b. Says:

    Hi Katy,
    I’m glad you found my blog. I checked out your blog and really loved the choirs singing in Chester Cathedral. Beautiful! I’ll pray right now for you as I type this that the God of all comfort would comfort you and yours in the trials you are going through. I pray you’ll feel God’s arms around you.

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