Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Remicade Eve

Katy and I are so delighted. We just got back from a quick shopping trip. It is amazing how well she looks on the day before her next treatment. Katy is actually going to be able to walk into the hospital tomorrow for her Remicade. We’ll leave the wheel chair in the trunk! It will be fun for the hospital staff to see her this time. She is much more the Katy we all remember. Her next treatment is actually a stronger dose and should last for a full eight weeks. She has been feeling well enough to write and therefore submitted a paper to one of her professors. Yesterday, by faith, she filled out the information to be printed on her diploma next year. The Bible says that good news gives strength to the bones. So all of you who have been longing for good news for Katy may want to jump, shout, and enjoy the strength that good news brings! We’ll do the same.

The times we have like this are so thrilling. Everyday normal things are such a marvelous treat. We’re happy just to be home having some fun. We bought some fancy trim for the bottom of a lampshade and can hardly wait to glue it on. That is a big deal. There are times I have a fleeting flashback to the months at the hospital and they quickly disappear as gratitude comes back like a rushing stream!

Thank you, Lord, for the times of refreshing. The joy is always deeper than the sorrows of this life because of knowing You. Amen!

  1. Doris Harriff Says:

    This is great news! Isn’t God good! Has Katy been able to reduce the cortisone yet again?

    Aunt Doris

  2. andrea Says:

    WOW, Katy looked so good today when I saw her at “Stuff-Mart”…LOL
    And you too Dawn :)

    I am so glad for all of you. What you been through in this passed months, some people dont go through in a lifetime. I read something in the Bible about it I think it was Job???

    Anyways, I am very happy for your whole Family. And I pray that the next treatment will be even better than the last one :)

    Love you all

  3. Jennifer S. :) Says:

    My heart fills with such joy to read this. I praise God for His excellent work in you!!
    Love and prayers,
    Jen :-)

  4. Rich Kochendarfer Says:

    As I go to prayer this morning I will be thanking God that you can walk into the hospital! Enjoy the benefits of your treatment and this beautiful day the Lord has made.
    Mrs. K

  5. Karen Tillman Says:

    Hey Katy,
    I am so glad that you are much better these days. I know that it has been long time coming. I wish for you every good thing that God has to give, and that the Remicade will stay with you much longer. I leave for San Francisco, CA on Friday to attend The American Thoracic Society Conference with Heather and Donna, so please pray traveling mercies for me, as I have never traveled that far alone before. Flying to NIH is a piece of cake as I had been to the same airport a couple of times with my hubby Tommy, before I started going to NIH alone. Anyway, I guess it is time for this little timid country girl to grow up, and put her trust in God for big things to come yes? Take care, and try to stay well until I get back, as I probably won’t have computer access while I am away.
    Love always
    Karen Tillman