Saturday, May 19, 2007


Just a quick post, since I know many of you check this blog daily for health updates. Thursday night, I woke up from sleeping with a sore, raspy throat. Mom got me some spray and Tylenol, so I could get back to sleep.

Yesterday, my throat wasn’t any better, and since I didn’t have much nasal congestion, we were afraid I might have strep throat, which is common for patients who are on Prednisone and/or Remicade. So, I went to the doctor at 4:00pm and discovered that I didn’t have strep throat, but a virus that is going around. According to the doctor, I will need to let this virus “run its course”.

While Mom and I were at the doctor’s office, we were praising the Lord that I was there for something as “normal” as a sore throat! This is the first time in a year that I visited the doctor with a sickness unrelated to HPS. Philippians 4:4 says, “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” Although being sick with a virus isn’t fun, there are many reasons to rejoice: I’m able to walk, I don’t have muscle spasms, the Remicade is working, I’m not at the hospital, it’s a beautiful day outside, and I’m a child of the King of Kings.

  1. Sandy Says:

    I totally know what you mean about having something “normal” for a change! My primary care doctor is always relieved when I come in with something ordinary because he doesn’t have to consult a bunch of other doctors about how to treat me. :)

    You are a gift, Katy! And you continue to be in my daily prayers.

  2. Jennifer Blugerman Says:

    Thank you, Katy, for reminding me that every day is filled with God’s blessings, and full of things to rejoice about!