Monday, May 07, 2007

Our greatest need

The flare-up that Katy is experiencing is causing inflammation in her intestines and esophagus again. She has had maybe 200 hundred calories today. She’s hungry and can’t eat very much. She is trying to drink to stay hydrated. She has nine days until her Remicade treatment. We know humanly speaking that it seems impossible that she could be traveling this road again, but with prayer and focus she will get through it and will learn more about holding on by faith in the process.

The suffering is the hardest part to observe, but even that is easier when we know that the Lord will carry her. He has promised her that. We don’t want to be anxiously waiting for May 16th, so instead we are planning something special for every day. We have a movie to watch tomorrow, and scrapbooking if she is up to it. We’re thankful that you have made yourselves available to pray. That is our greatest need.

  1. Heather Kirkwood Says:

    May 16th is the magic day eh? For me too - I can FINALLY get in to see a doc on May 16th. Thanks for the info by the way!

  2. Jes Says:

    Hey guys!
    Once again I commend you on your creative ways to help Katy make it to the 16th! You are showing us how to live every day to the fullest - to the Glory and Honor of our Lord! Thank you, we continue to pray for comfort, peace, patience and healing! We love you guys!


  3. Sandy Says:

    May 16th is also the day my cousin Amie is having her baby after several weeks of bedrest and complications. What a great day to look forward to!

    But I am glad that you are taking each day as a gift and planning something special. If you haven’t seen “Because of Winn Dixie”, it’s a very sweet and uplifting movie that I like to watch if I’m having a hard time.

    I continue to lift you all in prayer.

  4. Linda Kochendarfer Says:

    I saw the most beautiful blue birds around our bird feeder this morning. Don’t quite know what they are but will look them up in my identification book. When you are feeling better I’ll drop by; I have something that might perk up your room now that it is redone. I have prayed for you again today and know that God will keep you until the 16th. If you and your mom have time when I come to visit, I’d love to see some of your scrapbooking ideas.

    Mrs. K

  5. Doris Harriff Says:

    An internet friend recommended salt tablets to help keep her hydrated. I don’t think she could take them, but I remembered about the time when she was so hungry and licked the salt off the potato chips. I wonder if that would help? Or will it knock her electrolytes out of balance?

    Aunt Doris