Friday, June 29, 2007

Answered Prayer

Katy’s insurance has approved the Remicade treatment for Monday. I wanted you to know immediately how the Lord has heard your prayers. Yesterday I asked Paul a pretty tough question. If the insurance doesn’t pay for this, can we take our own money and pay for this? His answer without hesitation was, “YES!” I asked the woman at the doctor’s office yesterday that handles insurance how much it would cost if we paid for it ourselves. She said, “Ten thousand dollars.”

So while we waited on the Lord to work in all the details, I had the joy of knowing that Katy has an earthly daddy who would spare no expense for his daughter. How much more do we feel the love of our Heavenly Father today for His provision. I am again including the picture of Daniel. Imagine one of those lions prepared to devour ten thousand dollars. Thank you Lord, for shutting the mouths of the lions.

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Comments:
  1. Aunt Lil Says:

    When I read this I shouted “Praise the Lord”, so that Jackie and John could hear it in the living room! What wonderful news! May Jesus be very near to all of you as you mark the hours and days off until Monday. I’m praying very much that Katy will be having a few good hours late Sunday, as Judy, Todd and I are anxious to see her when they bring me back. Love, Aunt Lil

  2. Jennifer Blugerman Says:

    Praise God! We are rejoicing with you!!!

    -David and Jennifer

  3. Jim Says:

    Again and again, the Lord shows His faithfulness. Praise the name of the Lord. It seems there is a balance in life that we must find between taking action and trusting the Lord, not that you do one to the exclusion of the other. He clearly wants us to act AND He clearly wants us to trust Him. You have found that balance over and over and serve as an example of faith and action taken in faith. We are grateful to the Lord and for giving you the inspiration to know how to put your faith into action. For me, that is the hardest thing sometimes. How do I know what to do and when to do it? It comes through your writings so well, that the Lord has given you not only the faith to trust Him, but also the faith to take decisive action and what that should be. Praise Him forever and ever. Amen.

  4. Heather Kirkwood Says:

    I’m so glad it came through!

    I’d ask that you all pray for all the HPS’ers that need Remicade, ore some other treatment, and can’t get it at all. It breaks my heart to watch people not get the medical care that they need, and it happens a lot in our little HPS community. So often the difference is having family that can help advocate and that has the mental and emotional resources to work the system.

    Insurance companies can be such a hassle, but I’m grateful I have insurance to start with! But, right now I honestly need an entire work day just to call on all the insurance claims I have right now that haven’t been paid as they should have been, or all the doctor’s offices that I need paperwork from etc. It’s a whole different world.

  5. Jennifer S. :) Says:

    Katy,
    I’m home and I wish I had time to catch up on the past two weeks of your life. I’ll do my best to get caught up soon. Anyways, I’m praying for you–keep your head up! I’ll be praying for a peaceful, restful Sabbath for you and your family.
    Love and prayers,
    Jen :)

  6. Alicia Richardson Says:

    Praise the Lord!!!! I am so glad that you are able to get this much needed treatment. I wish i could come down sometime and bring Isaac with me…:-) May the Lord continue to bless you…..on a fun note…i found a website that has STFBEye on DVD!!!!! All three seasons…..YAY……ttyl Love yas

  7. Beth Sprankle Says:

    Praise God for answered prayer with the insurance company! And praise God for the family love that surrounds Katy. What a testimony of Christ’s love…..


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Thursday, June 28, 2007

Banding Together

I’m happy to report tonight that after calling Katy’s doctor last night and his office again this morning her Remicade treatment has been rescheduled to this coming Monday. There is an ongoing battle to be prayed over concerning insurance coverage and we can band together and pray that through too. I am learning to be steadfast and resolved in order to push for what Katy needs, but in a way that reflects Christ at all times. I know that your prayers are keeping us from blowing up at times when medical help is needed but not given in a timely way.

Your prayers for Katy have been answered today. Her spirit remains peaceful, although Monday can’t come soon enough as far as she’s concerned! We studied our Bibles and had prayer with our friend Barbara this afternoon. I’ve been giving Katy soft foods and plenty of liquids to keep her hydrated. I know we can make it until Monday. It won’t be easy, but it is within sight, and that gave Katy a hopeful attitude today.

I want to thank my friend, Donna, for coming to the house today. She was here to pitch in while I got caught up on several household chores, and tonight I feel the victory of being more on top of things. Yesterday my friend Lynda came and weeded the flower beds. God sends help in many ways and we see His hand in it all.

I’m including the picture of Daniel again tonight because it blesses me to think that what looked like danger on a human level was another opportunity for God to show His power and glory. Katy’s set-backs are the same; another opportunity to witness God’s glory.



Comments:
  1. Julie Says:

    Wow! Praise the Lord! We’ve been praying all day. I am so glad you’ve been getting some help, Dawn. I’ve not been available this week, since I’m holding down the fort here, but I’ve really wanted to come and help out. We will continue to pray that she will make it through the weekend victoriously. We love you!

  2. Karen Tillman Says:

    Katy, I just knew that things would work out. I just had that peace about it!!! I know Monday probably seems like an eternity, but with God’s strength to carry you through, you with the help of our heavenly Father can do it!! The battles with insurance unfortunately are something in the life of those with chronic illnesses that will remain a constant, so just keep your chins up and your eyes upon Him.
    Love
    Karen Tillman

  3. Aunt Carrie Says:

    Katy,
    I do read your blog faithfully, usually about lunchtime at work. I prefer to comment from home though, and getting computer time is not always easy. :~)

    When I was praying for you today, I envisioned those lions, not only with their mouths closed, but also laying meekly with their paws over their snouts.

    We are so thankful to hear that you will be able to get treatment so much sooner (although Monday does seem far away).

    Love and prayers,
    Aunt Carrie

  4. LInda Burk Says:

    HI all, We are so hopeful the weekend goes well for Katie and the family.
    We have news to share. Julianna is expecting a baby in January.
    She is feeling well and very excited. Jack , of course, is sure it is a boy.
    School is out so I am busy doing all the chores that were skipped during the school year. Julianna and I went to the beach last week for a few days. We enjoyed great weather. It looks like the cool weather is coming back for this weekend. We wish you beautiful cool evenings to sit outside and enjoy your fabulous property. Love to all, Linda

  5. Doris Harriff Says:

    God has answered prayer over the insurance company balking before, and I’m confident He will do so again!

    Aunt Doris

  6. Martha Rorabaugh Says:

    Dear Katie,

    I have been following your blog since Lillian Oliveira told us in church about you. Your faith and thankful heart are a real inspiration to me! A couple of months ago you shared a link to choirs of school children from Cheshire singing “Emmanuel” which you said was a little like the children you heard singing in heaven. I would like to share with you this link to a 6 year old girl singing with the sweetest voice I have ever heard.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpRcihf0IRw

    Love,
    Martha

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Katy said, "Ask for Prayer"

I have a heavy heart tonight as I write this post because it seems like a never-ending battle for stability in Katy’s body. Throughout the day today she has seen the signs that the Remicade treatment is not holding the full eight weeks. She has had trouble all day. When I called the doctor about it the nurse told me that her insurance would have to approve giving the Remicade every six weeks. That can take several days. The HPS bowel flare-up is so vicious. She was just getting back on her feet from surgery and now it seems we must wait on the insurance company to approve something Katy needs NOW. Her next treatment is not until July eleventh. She is already bleeding from her bowel today. Katy asked that I update the blog and ask for prayer. I don’t see how she can make it until the eleventh. It will take the grace of God.

We are beginning our study of Daniel. With a new set of health challenges tonight I am reminded of Daniel’s resolve to keep his eyes fixed on the Lord God and not on the lions in the den with him. I have a piece of artwork in my home that is a reminder to me to keep my eyes fixed on the One who will never leave us or forsake us. Pray with us for Katy’s sake that the mouths of the lions will be shut, and her protection from the Almighty will carry her through this. Thank you, friends.

Daniel-in-the-Lions-Den by J.B. Pratt:



Comments:
  1. Sandy Says:

    Prayers, always, from here. I’m sorry Katy is having such a hard time. Hang in there!

  2. Karen Tillman Says:

    Dear Katy,

    I believe with all my heart that somehow you will be able to get the treatment you so desperately need before July 11nth. Take care and know that I am praying.
    Love always
    Karen Tillman

  3. Martha Harrison Says:

    I am praying Katy that somehow you will be able to withstand this latest set-back, and as your mom said, the Lions mouths will be closed! Lord, I ask for a miracle in Katy’s body tonight……in Jesus name, AMEN
    Love in Him,
    Martha Harrison

    I don’t usually check the blog twice in one day, but felt the need to do so before going to bed. I’m so sorry the news was not good, but glad I know how to pray for you tonight. May you feel a sense of peace as you are covered with a blanket of prayer!

  4. Dan Says:

    Katy - We’ve been gone a lot the past few weeks and I have barely had a minute to check your blog. I am on my way to Florida to visit some friends and wanted to check in before turning in. I’m glad I did because it gave me something to pray for. So, your Uncle Dan, along with a bazillion other people, is praying for you. I hope you can get some rest, and whether you get the Remi-stuff sooner or have to wait, we know that God wil give you strength to endure. Bless you!

  5. Candice & Crystal Sipe Says:

    Katy! We are so sorry to hear your day wasn’t as good. Yes, I agree that it is a set-back for sure, and dealing with the GI stomach issues is NO fun. Please know that we also will be praying for you tonight before we fall asleep. May the Lord carry you on his shoulders and give you stength as you await your next remicade treatment. Love, Candice & Crystal

  6. Jennifer Blugerman Says:

    How disappointing to wake this morning to find Katy back on the roller coaster. Our prayers are with you as always.

    For a smile: We were at the store the other day and I put a container of cottage cheese in the basket. Matt said, “I know why it’s called that. . .because that’s the kind of cheese they give you to eat when you go to college!” He thought it was called “college” cheese! :-)

    -Jennifer

  7. Jennifer Wellington Says:

    Oh Heavenly Father, please be with Katy and comfort her. I know that You can heal her and give her relief, whether it be with early Remicade, or simply through Your mighty healing. Thank you for Your love of Katy and her family. Amen.

  8. Kristin Dunker Says:

    I’m trusting for you Katy! I’ve left this song before, and I’ll leave part of it again…it is your official “theme song” in my mind!: “When tears are great, and comforts few, we hope in mercies ever new, we TRUST in You!” Love and a hug, ~Kristin

  9. Barbara Walker Says:

    Dear Campbells,

    Yes, we must be like Daniel and be resolved!! You can do this Katy. We will be praying!

    Love in Christ,

    Barbara

  10. Heather Kirkwood Says:

    Katy, we’ll keep praying as always. I know your mom was working on setting up a bunch of doc. appointments anyway - I hope they’re able to help you soon. I know how miserable that can be!

    Hang in there.

  11. The Williams Family Says:

    Katy and Campbell Family,
    We were so sorry to read that you have had a setback. We will pray for the doctors intervention on your behalf with your insurance company; dealing with them can be very difficult. We will pray for the Lord to provide a way for you to get the care you need. We hope to see you when we get home from vacation. We love you all.
    In Christ,
    The Williams Family

  12. Doris Harriff Says:

    Katy, people who post at this site are praying for you:
    http://www.upperroom.spiritually-speaking.org/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewforum&f=13

  13. Aunt Lil Says:

    Katy, Dawn, Oh, what can I say… “I, the Lord, will keep thee, ’tis His Word today; evermore will hold thee, trust Me all the way - shout a loud ‘hosanna’ for His promise grand, I, the Lord, will keep thee, I will hold thy hand.” From an old hymn that came to mind. Sometimes praise is the most effective prayer we can pray, to bring relief in distress. It refocuses us on the One who is ALWAYS worthy of praise, whatever the circumstance. My heart aches for you, but I know Jesus is there, and cares much more than I. Here at Aunt Jackie’s house we we are praying for you, and that God will move the hearts of the insurance folk as He did before. You can think of Aunt Jackie, Heather and I doing wedding flowers tonight…A special joy for me. Much love, Aunt Lil

Katy said, "Ask for Prayer"

I have a heavy heart tonight as I write this post because it seems like a never-ending battle for stability in Katy’s body. Throughout the day today she has seen the signs that the Remicade treatment is not holding the full eight weeks. She has had trouble all day. When I called the doctor about it the nurse told me that her insurance would have to approve giving the Remicade every six weeks. That can take several days. The HPS bowel flare-up is so vicious. She was just getting back on her feet from surgery and now it seems we must wait on the insurance company to approve something Katy needs NOW. Her next treatment is not until July eleventh. She is already bleeding from her bowel today. Katy asked that I update the blog and ask for prayer. I don’t see how she can make it until the eleventh. It will take the grace of God.

We are beginning our study of Daniel. With a new set of health challenges tonight I am reminded of Daniel’s resolve to keep his eyes fixed on the Lord God and not on the lions in the den with him. I have a piece of artwork in my home that is a reminder to me to keep my eyes fixed on the One who will never leave us or forsake us. Pray with us for Katy’s sake that the mouths of the lions will be shut, and her protection from the Almighty will carry her through this. Thank you, friends.

Daniel-in-the-Lions-Den by J.B. Pratt:



Comments:
  1. Sandy Says:

    Prayers, always, from here. I’m sorry Katy is having such a hard time. Hang in there!

  2. Karen Tillman Says:

    Dear Katy,

    I believe with all my heart that somehow you will be able to get the treatment you so desperately need before July 11nth. Take care and know that I am praying.
    Love always
    Karen Tillman

  3. Martha Harrison Says:

    I am praying Katy that somehow you will be able to withstand this latest set-back, and as your mom said, the Lions mouths will be closed! Lord, I ask for a miracle in Katy’s body tonight……in Jesus name, AMEN
    Love in Him,
    Martha Harrison

    I don’t usually check the blog twice in one day, but felt the need to do so before going to bed. I’m so sorry the news was not good, but glad I know how to pray for you tonight. May you feel a sense of peace as you are covered with a blanket of prayer!

  4. Dan Says:

    Katy - We’ve been gone a lot the past few weeks and I have barely had a minute to check your blog. I am on my way to Florida to visit some friends and wanted to check in before turning in. I’m glad I did because it gave me something to pray for. So, your Uncle Dan, along with a bazillion other people, is praying for you. I hope you can get some rest, and whether you get the Remi-stuff sooner or have to wait, we know that God wil give you strength to endure. Bless you!

  5. Candice & Crystal Sipe Says:

    Katy! We are so sorry to hear your day wasn’t as good. Yes, I agree that it is a set-back for sure, and dealing with the GI stomach issues is NO fun. Please know that we also will be praying for you tonight before we fall asleep. May the Lord carry you on his shoulders and give you stength as you await your next remicade treatment. Love, Candice & Crystal

  6. Jennifer Blugerman Says:

    How disappointing to wake this morning to find Katy back on the roller coaster. Our prayers are with you as always.

    For a smile: We were at the store the other day and I put a container of cottage cheese in the basket. Matt said, “I know why it’s called that. . .because that’s the kind of cheese they give you to eat when you go to college!” He thought it was called “college” cheese! :-)

    -Jennifer

  7. Jennifer Wellington Says:

    Oh Heavenly Father, please be with Katy and comfort her. I know that You can heal her and give her relief, whether it be with early Remicade, or simply through Your mighty healing. Thank you for Your love of Katy and her family. Amen.

  8. Kristin Dunker Says:

    I’m trusting for you Katy! I’ve left this song before, and I’ll leave part of it again…it is your official “theme song” in my mind!: “When tears are great, and comforts few, we hope in mercies ever new, we TRUST in You!” Love and a hug, ~Kristin

  9. Barbara Walker Says:

    Dear Campbells,

    Yes, we must be like Daniel and be resolved!! You can do this Katy. We will be praying!

    Love in Christ,

    Barbara

  10. Heather Kirkwood Says:

    Katy, we’ll keep praying as always. I know your mom was working on setting up a bunch of doc. appointments anyway - I hope they’re able to help you soon. I know how miserable that can be!

    Hang in there.

  11. The Williams Family Says:

    Katy and Campbell Family,
    We were so sorry to read that you have had a setback. We will pray for the doctors intervention on your behalf with your insurance company; dealing with them can be very difficult. We will pray for the Lord to provide a way for you to get the care you need. We hope to see you when we get home from vacation. We love you all.
    In Christ,
    The Williams Family

  12. Doris Harriff Says:

    Katy, people who post at this site are praying for you:
    http://www.upperroom.spiritually-speaking.org/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewforum&f=13

  13. Aunt Lil Says:

    Katy, Dawn, Oh, what can I say… “I, the Lord, will keep thee, ’tis His Word today; evermore will hold thee, trust Me all the way - shout a loud ‘hosanna’ for His promise grand, I, the Lord, will keep thee, I will hold thy hand.” From an old hymn that came to mind. Sometimes praise is the most effective prayer we can pray, to bring relief in distress. It refocuses us on the One who is ALWAYS worthy of praise, whatever the circumstance. My heart aches for you, but I know Jesus is there, and cares much more than I. Here at Aunt Jackie’s house we we are praying for you, and that God will move the hearts of the insurance folk as He did before. You can think of Aunt Jackie, Heather and I doing wedding flowers tonight…A special joy for me. Much love, Aunt Lil

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Sleeping Beauty

Katy has been sleeping most of the day. The healing process is in full swing. She got up for a little while mid-afternoon for something to eat, but has been keeping quiet and following doctor’s orders.

We are so thankful for the many hours of uninterrupted sleep Katy is getting. I’ve made a few calls today for follow-up appointments. The next ten days will be busy with check-ups and post-op visits. All this sleep is going to help in the days ahead.

Tonight Katy and I are going to start a new Bible study. It is the study of Daniel written by Beth Moore. We know that these quiet afternoons studying God’s word is the best way to strengthen us. Many times during the past year I have been thankful that Katy has grown up in the Word, so that when trials came, she was able to stand. Our trials are not over, and as strong as our faith may be, we want more of God’s word revealed to us so that we will be able to stand firm to the end!

Comments:
  1. Anne Poler Says:

    Hi, Katy and family!

    Welcome home. Enjoy!

    I participated in Beth Moore’s Daniel study last fall, and just loved it. You have a treat in store for you!

    Love, Anne

  2. Barbara Walker Says:

    Dear Katy and Dawn,

    So glad you two are able to catch up on your rest. There is nothing like it to restore our energy and heal us.

    I know you are going to love the Daniel Bible Study. Dawn, the fill-ins for the video sessions are in the leader’s guide. This is a video-driven bible study as you have probably discovered. Your homework will follow the videos. It would help if you have another source to help you understand the chapters in Daniel. I used one by McGhee. If you cannot find anything, let me know and I’ll get that to you.

    I so enjoyed talking to you the other evening, Dawn. Thanking the Lord wholeheartedly for having you call me. Thanks for the prayers and words of encouragement and comfort.

    Love to you both in Christ,

    Barbara

Sleeping Beauty

Katy has been sleeping most of the day. The healing process is in full swing. She got up for a little while mid-afternoon for something to eat, but has been keeping quiet and following doctor’s orders.

We are so thankful for the many hours of uninterrupted sleep Katy is getting. I’ve made a few calls today for follow-up appointments. The next ten days will be busy with check-ups and post-op visits. All this sleep is going to help in the days ahead.

Tonight Katy and I are going to start a new Bible study. It is the study of Daniel written by Beth Moore. We know that these quiet afternoons studying God’s word is the best way to strengthen us. Many times during the past year I have been thankful that Katy has grown up in the Word, so that when trials came, she was able to stand. Our trials are not over, and as strong as our faith may be, we want more of God’s word revealed to us so that we will be able to stand firm to the end!

Comments:
  1. Anne Poler Says:

    Hi, Katy and family!

    Welcome home. Enjoy!

    I participated in Beth Moore’s Daniel study last fall, and just loved it. You have a treat in store for you!

    Love, Anne

  2. Barbara Walker Says:

    Dear Katy and Dawn,

    So glad you two are able to catch up on your rest. There is nothing like it to restore our energy and heal us.

    I know you are going to love the Daniel Bible Study. Dawn, the fill-ins for the video sessions are in the leader’s guide. This is a video-driven bible study as you have probably discovered. Your homework will follow the videos. It would help if you have another source to help you understand the chapters in Daniel. I used one by McGhee. If you cannot find anything, let me know and I’ll get that to you.

    I so enjoyed talking to you the other evening, Dawn. Thanking the Lord wholeheartedly for having you call me. Thanks for the prayers and words of encouragement and comfort.

    Love to you both in Christ,

    Barbara

Monday, June 25, 2007

Monday

Today Katy slept most of the day. She is surprised by her exhaustion, but I am not. I am thankful that she is wanting to stay quiet because there is a lot of healing going on with her body. She has a cheerful heart and we have had a lot of laughs between her naps.

It appears as though the antibiotic she is on is helping with her infection and she said she feels stronger today. My update will be brief tonight, but our gratitude for these times of rest is huge! Thank you all so much for your prayers.

Below is a picture taken on Saturday, the day we returned home.

Comments:
  1. Jennifer Blugerman Says:

    Thank you for the post! We have been anxious for word, but did not want to call and disturb any rest you might be getting! We are thankful that Katy is getting some much needed and well deserved sleep. Thank you for keeping us updated. You know where we are if you need anything!!

    -David and Jennifer

  2. Sandy Says:

    The exhaustion is totally understandable. Just being under general anesthesia (let alone having major surgery) can wipe you out for a couple of weeks.

    Take good care, Katy!! Prayers and hugs continue from here.

  3. Beth Sprankle Says:

    I am praying as you are busy healing!

  4. Karen Tillman Says:

    Hey Katy,

    Glad to see you headed home after such an ordeal. I just pray that you will continue to heal, and you just need to continue to take it easy until you are strong.
    Love and prayer
    Karen Tillman

  5. Aleah Yunger Says:

    Still beautiful as ever :) glad to hear you are getting plenty of rest. Keep that up and soon you’ll be ready to go again! ~Aleah

Monday

Today Katy slept most of the day. She is surprised by her exhaustion, but I am not. I am thankful that she is wanting to stay quiet because there is a lot of healing going on with her body. She has a cheerful heart and we have had a lot of laughs between her naps.

It appears as though the antibiotic she is on is helping with her infection and she said she feels stronger today. My update will be brief tonight, but our gratitude for these times of rest is huge! Thank you all so much for your prayers.

Below is a picture taken on Saturday, the day we returned home.

Comments:
  1. Jennifer Blugerman Says:

    Thank you for the post! We have been anxious for word, but did not want to call and disturb any rest you might be getting! We are thankful that Katy is getting some much needed and well deserved sleep. Thank you for keeping us updated. You know where we are if you need anything!!

    -David and Jennifer

  2. Sandy Says:

    The exhaustion is totally understandable. Just being under general anesthesia (let alone having major surgery) can wipe you out for a couple of weeks.

    Take good care, Katy!! Prayers and hugs continue from here.

  3. Beth Sprankle Says:

    I am praying as you are busy healing!

  4. Karen Tillman Says:

    Hey Katy,

    Glad to see you headed home after such an ordeal. I just pray that you will continue to heal, and you just need to continue to take it easy until you are strong.
    Love and prayer
    Karen Tillman

  5. Aleah Yunger Says:

    Still beautiful as ever :) glad to hear you are getting plenty of rest. Keep that up and soon you’ll be ready to go again! ~Aleah

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Saturday Night

We are home tonight with Katy. We settled her into her bedroom after she roamed through the house room to room looking at everything familiar. Most of her conversations end with the words, “It’s so good to be home.” She has been sleeping soundly all afternoon and evening. I have an idea that sleep is needed most of all. Paul and I are feeling quiet and grateful. Today Paul took a break from yard work to stand at her bedroom door to watch her sleep. It is a gift to see her face relaxed and peaceful after the torment of pain has lifted.

We’re looking forward to worship tomorrow. Katy may try to go with us but is waiting to see how she feels. Sometimes during worship when the music is playing, Paul and I stand beside each other unable to sing. The worship song is in our hearts, but only tears roll down our faces and we are speechless before a Holy God. We have been on a journey with Him that has grown our faith, and changed our lives. He has sustained us for a year with the promises in His word, and the encouragement of family and friends. We are so grateful that He never left us when our faith was shaken.

Katy’s blog is a hard one to be following day by day. It is an emotional and mental roller coaster and will continue on that way because as of now there is no cure. But this blog isn’t so much about HPS or even the story of a girl who faces every day with faith and courage. It is an accounting of the faithfulness of our God who sees, and how He has been faithful to meet every need. We praise Him tonight for the marvelous work He has done in our hearts. That we should walk with Katy through such suffering and not be bitter angry people is evidence that God is keeping our hearts faithful until we are all home with Him. There we will roam from golden streets to His banquet table ending many conversations with the words, “It’s so good to be home!”

Comments:
  1. Trisha Ferris Says:

    Dawn,
    You hit the nail on the head. God is keeping you in the faith. Thank you for giving Him the glory. It’s tempting for us who read your story day by day to think, “Boy, the Campbells are great Christians!” Our reaction needs to be, “Boy, the Campbell’s serve a great God!” You are His trophies of grace & all the grace comes from Him.
    Welcome home Katy.
    Trisha

  2. andrea Says:

    AMEN!!!

    Well said Dawn, well said!

    I am so glad to read that Katy is home and feeling a bit better after all this pain :)

    Love Andrea

  3. Sandy Says:

    So glad Katy is home! Sleep and rest are so much more possible in one’s own bed and home.

    I was thinking of Katy during worship at my church this morning and said several prayers for her. I hope you all have a very peaceful Lord’s Day!

  4. Heather Kirkwood Says:

    I’m so glad you’re home and hope you’re feeling much better. I know I haven’t been so great about posting lately - it’s been a hectic time, but I do check in. Grin!

  5. Kendall Pelish Says:

    Hey Sucka,

    The sermon yesterday was on James 1: 1-4 here’s 2-4 2 Count it all joy, my brothers, [2] when you meet trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
    I’m sure you know this truth b/c you are living it
    Last knight I saw some of the show my g-ma was watching about extreme cosmetic surgery . Those cats have it rough..about like you. The story that really grabbed me was of a little girl who was born with an extremely deformed face. Her mandible (upper jaw) is small and down inside her mouth so it’s not visible. She has no nose and her eyes buldge. She doesn’t look human. Her mouth doesn’t work at all so she has to drink her food and she breathes through a tracheotomy. AND YET this 3 year old girl still had the cute little girl mannerisms and had fun on a play set. My heart broke for her and her loving and steadfast parents. They know a very bizarre suffering.
    My mind went back to the sermon…God planned such things for a reason. My prayer is that they are belivers and more that the family will be made perfect and complete lacking in nothing.

  6. Jim Says:

    We are continually amazed and encouraged at the way Jesus shows his grace and His sweet spirit through your family. Praise His name.

Saturday Night

We are home tonight with Katy. We settled her into her bedroom after she roamed through the house room to room looking at everything familiar. Most of her conversations end with the words, “It’s so good to be home.” She has been sleeping soundly all afternoon and evening. I have an idea that sleep is needed most of all. Paul and I are feeling quiet and grateful. Today Paul took a break from yard work to stand at her bedroom door to watch her sleep. It is a gift to see her face relaxed and peaceful after the torment of pain has lifted.

We’re looking forward to worship tomorrow. Katy may try to go with us but is waiting to see how she feels. Sometimes during worship when the music is playing, Paul and I stand beside each other unable to sing. The worship song is in our hearts, but only tears roll down our faces and we are speechless before a Holy God. We have been on a journey with Him that has grown our faith, and changed our lives. He has sustained us for a year with the promises in His word, and the encouragement of family and friends. We are so grateful that He never left us when our faith was shaken.

Katy’s blog is a hard one to be following day by day. It is an emotional and mental roller coaster and will continue on that way because as of now there is no cure. But this blog isn’t so much about HPS or even the story of a girl who faces every day with faith and courage. It is an accounting of the faithfulness of our God who sees, and how He has been faithful to meet every need. We praise Him tonight for the marvelous work He has done in our hearts. That we should walk with Katy through such suffering and not be bitter angry people is evidence that God is keeping our hearts faithful until we are all home with Him. There we will roam from golden streets to His banquet table ending many conversations with the words, “It’s so good to be home!”

Comments:
  1. Trisha Ferris Says:

    Dawn,
    You hit the nail on the head. God is keeping you in the faith. Thank you for giving Him the glory. It’s tempting for us who read your story day by day to think, “Boy, the Campbells are great Christians!” Our reaction needs to be, “Boy, the Campbell’s serve a great God!” You are His trophies of grace & all the grace comes from Him.
    Welcome home Katy.
    Trisha

  2. andrea Says:

    AMEN!!!

    Well said Dawn, well said!

    I am so glad to read that Katy is home and feeling a bit better after all this pain :)

    Love Andrea

  3. Sandy Says:

    So glad Katy is home! Sleep and rest are so much more possible in one’s own bed and home.

    I was thinking of Katy during worship at my church this morning and said several prayers for her. I hope you all have a very peaceful Lord’s Day!

  4. Heather Kirkwood Says:

    I’m so glad you’re home and hope you’re feeling much better. I know I haven’t been so great about posting lately - it’s been a hectic time, but I do check in. Grin!

  5. Kendall Pelish Says:

    Hey Sucka,

    The sermon yesterday was on James 1: 1-4 here’s 2-4 2 Count it all joy, my brothers, [2] when you meet trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
    I’m sure you know this truth b/c you are living it
    Last knight I saw some of the show my g-ma was watching about extreme cosmetic surgery . Those cats have it rough..about like you. The story that really grabbed me was of a little girl who was born with an extremely deformed face. Her mandible (upper jaw) is small and down inside her mouth so it’s not visible. She has no nose and her eyes buldge. She doesn’t look human. Her mouth doesn’t work at all so she has to drink her food and she breathes through a tracheotomy. AND YET this 3 year old girl still had the cute little girl mannerisms and had fun on a play set. My heart broke for her and her loving and steadfast parents. They know a very bizarre suffering.
    My mind went back to the sermon…God planned such things for a reason. My prayer is that they are belivers and more that the family will be made perfect and complete lacking in nothing.

  6. Jim Says:

    We are continually amazed and encouraged at the way Jesus shows his grace and His sweet spirit through your family. Praise His name.

Friday, June 22, 2007

No more Port-a-cath

Katy struggled for about thirty hours with the pain from the port-a-cath. She and Dawn were up most of that time, catching brief and fitful naps between administration of pain medication. As usual, the intense pain caused problems with her potassium levels. One of the frustrations we have about being in the hospital is that while we recognize the signs of potassium and magnesium deficiency immediately, the hospital has to draw blood and run labs before administering the required supplements. At one point, while waiting for the potassium supplements to arrive, Dawn mashed half of a banana and somehow got Katy to swallow it even though she was unable to chew because of the muscle tetany. By the time the supplements arrived, the banana was already working.

The good news is, the port-a-cath is now out and the excruciating shoulder pain is gone. Katy got back into her room about 5:00. Dawn said as she entered the room, she was talking to the patient transport people about shopping. She got into bed and immediately fell asleep.

Thank you for praying us through another step along Katy’s road.

Paul

Comments:
  1. Jennifer Blugerman Says:

    Oh, dear ones, we have been waiting all day for news and are so relieved that the port-a-cath is out and Katy (and all of you) are able to rest now. I confess that I cheated and called Paul Burton this afternoon around 3:00 to find out how Katy was doing and was surprised when he told me that her surgery wasn’t scheduled until around 4:00! I was so sad to hear that she was having to wait all day!! But we’re rejoicing that it’s over and continue to pray for your quick release and increased strength!!

    Love you all,
    -David and Jennifer

  2. Aunt Lil Says:

    Katy, Dawn, and all, Oh my goodness! What a difficult time you have had. At Judy’s house last night and this Am, again here at Lois’s, we’ve kept checking the blog for another update. I’m so sorry the port-a-cath -such a wonderful idea it seemed - didn’t work this time. If it was being rejected, we wonder if one of another material could be used later when she is better. I asked our expert, Steve, and he seemed sure there are ports made of other things. Well, we are all praying that finally she will be able to go home VERY soon. We were at Steve and Dot’s for desert tonight, Tom and Pat and Alex, Megan and kids came over. We had a great evening together and talked about you, Katy, and saw how your steadfast faith is influencing our family for good. May you and your mother both have a sleep-filled, pain-free night tonight, and a blessed day of coming home tomorrow. Much Love, Aunt Lil

  3. Jes Says:

    Katy -
    You never cease to amaze me! You are such a trooper and your spirit is awesome! We praise God that the port-a-cath is out and that the shoulder pain is gone! We are praying for better days as you recover from this bump! I am looking forward to the day when they write that you are home and in your own bed again! We love you!

    Jes

  4. Karen Tillman Says:

    I am so glad that they finally got that thing out!!! I cannot even imagine the pain you must have had from it. Not to mention the frustration with the hospital staff. You guys take care and know that our hearts are with you .
    Love
    Karen Tillman

  5. Sandy Says:

    I’m glad the port-a-cath was removed since it was causing so much trouble. It certainly seems like you all have had a very rollercoastery week! I hope the weekend brings lots of forward progress. I continue to keep you all in my prayers!

No more Port-a-cath

Katy struggled for about thirty hours with the pain from the port-a-cath. She and Dawn were up most of that time, catching brief and fitful naps between administration of pain medication. As usual, the intense pain caused problems with her potassium levels. One of the frustrations we have about being in the hospital is that while we recognize the signs of potassium and magnesium deficiency immediately, the hospital has to draw blood and run labs before administering the required supplements. At one point, while waiting for the potassium supplements to arrive, Dawn mashed half of a banana and somehow got Katy to swallow it even though she was unable to chew because of the muscle tetany. By the time the supplements arrived, the banana was already working.

The good news is, the port-a-cath is now out and the excruciating shoulder pain is gone. Katy got back into her room about 5:00. Dawn said as she entered the room, she was talking to the patient transport people about shopping. She got into bed and immediately fell asleep.

Thank you for praying us through another step along Katy’s road.

Paul

Comments:
  1. Jennifer Blugerman Says:

    Oh, dear ones, we have been waiting all day for news and are so relieved that the port-a-cath is out and Katy (and all of you) are able to rest now. I confess that I cheated and called Paul Burton this afternoon around 3:00 to find out how Katy was doing and was surprised when he told me that her surgery wasn’t scheduled until around 4:00! I was so sad to hear that she was having to wait all day!! But we’re rejoicing that it’s over and continue to pray for your quick release and increased strength!!

    Love you all,
    -David and Jennifer

  2. Aunt Lil Says:

    Katy, Dawn, and all, Oh my goodness! What a difficult time you have had. At Judy’s house last night and this Am, again here at Lois’s, we’ve kept checking the blog for another update. I’m so sorry the port-a-cath -such a wonderful idea it seemed - didn’t work this time. If it was being rejected, we wonder if one of another material could be used later when she is better. I asked our expert, Steve, and he seemed sure there are ports made of other things. Well, we are all praying that finally she will be able to go home VERY soon. We were at Steve and Dot’s for desert tonight, Tom and Pat and Alex, Megan and kids came over. We had a great evening together and talked about you, Katy, and saw how your steadfast faith is influencing our family for good. May you and your mother both have a sleep-filled, pain-free night tonight, and a blessed day of coming home tomorrow. Much Love, Aunt Lil

  3. Jes Says:

    Katy -
    You never cease to amaze me! You are such a trooper and your spirit is awesome! We praise God that the port-a-cath is out and that the shoulder pain is gone! We are praying for better days as you recover from this bump! I am looking forward to the day when they write that you are home and in your own bed again! We love you!

    Jes

  4. Karen Tillman Says:

    I am so glad that they finally got that thing out!!! I cannot even imagine the pain you must have had from it. Not to mention the frustration with the hospital staff. You guys take care and know that our hearts are with you .
    Love
    Karen Tillman

  5. Sandy Says:

    I’m glad the port-a-cath was removed since it was causing so much trouble. It certainly seems like you all have had a very rollercoastery week! I hope the weekend brings lots of forward progress. I continue to keep you all in my prayers!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Family and Friends

It’s me again, (Dan). I just received a call from Dawn. Another surprise! While katy was being prepped for release from the hospital, the nurses found that her body was rejecting here Port-a-Cath (IV). While this will delay her release, it is good that it was discovered before she went home and it’s another discovery into how Katy’s body works. It tells the doctors something they didn’t know previously and gives insight into how to treat her in the future. Thank you for your continued prayers and support for the Campbells. You will never know how your prayers support and encourage this family and what a difference it has made.

Now, just listen to this! After all this girl has gone through in the last year - the ups and downs of treatment and pain, so many trips back and forth to the hospital and the doctors for testing and treatment, continual poking with sharp things that hurt like crazy, and battles with discouragement - When Dawn called, I could hear Katy laughing in the background. This was just shortly after she found out she couldn’t go home. I heard her laughing! That’s the Lord and your prayers. So keep it up my friends. Keep it up. Your prayers are being answered by the minute, by the hour, and by the day. God is faithful, and He is good.

Comments:
  1. Ib & Patricia Says:

    Golly…Gee!!! What a awringer she’s going through….glad they caught it…So glad she’s not discouraged!! Keep the faith! Greetings from WI Amish country!!
    Patricia

  2. Barbara Walker Says:

    Dear Katy and Family,

    Sorry your release was delayed but better to get all the t’s crossed and not have to go back!

    I, like Dan, was amazed at Katy’s attitude while spending time with her. Her total acceptance of her condition and everthing that had happened to her over the past months was amazing to behold! Katy, you are undoubtedly one of the most precious people God put on this Earth and are an inspiration to all of us - even us seasoned folks!

    Love to all in Christ,

    Barbara

  3. Andrea Says:

    Praise the Lord!

    I love to read the good updates, I just love it.
    I never saw a young person like Katy that takes all this setbacks and laughs. This can only be God that is working through her and laughing with her.

    Love you Katy
    Andrea

  4. Karen Tillman Says:

    Hey Katy,

    I am sure sry to hear about the port a cath. Is this part of what the infection you have going on is about or are they 2 different things. I am also glad that you are in good spirits as that is exactly what it takes to get through all this kind of stuff. It gives credence to the saying Laughter is the best medicine. I am so glad that God gave us laughter for sure.
    Love and prayers
    Karen T

  5. Rich Kochendarfer Says:

    Katy,
    Just a quick note to let you know Rich and I continue to pray for you and your family. It’s early as I’m writing this . . . the temperature is cool and there’s a slight breeze. I’m hopeful you’ll be home soon and able to sit on the porch and enjoy God’s creation. Know you are loved and thought of during the day more times than you can imagine!
    Mrs. K

Family and Friends

It’s me again, (Dan). I just received a call from Dawn. Another surprise! While katy was being prepped for release from the hospital, the nurses found that her body was rejecting here Port-a-Cath (IV). While this will delay her release, it is good that it was discovered before she went home and it’s another discovery into how Katy’s body works. It tells the doctors something they didn’t know previously and gives insight into how to treat her in the future. Thank you for your continued prayers and support for the Campbells. You will never know how your prayers support and encourage this family and what a difference it has made.

Now, just listen to this! After all this girl has gone through in the last year - the ups and downs of treatment and pain, so many trips back and forth to the hospital and the doctors for testing and treatment, continual poking with sharp things that hurt like crazy, and battles with discouragement - When Dawn called, I could hear Katy laughing in the background. This was just shortly after she found out she couldn’t go home. I heard her laughing! That’s the Lord and your prayers. So keep it up my friends. Keep it up. Your prayers are being answered by the minute, by the hour, and by the day. God is faithful, and He is good.

Comments:
  1. Ib & Patricia Says:

    Golly…Gee!!! What a awringer she’s going through….glad they caught it…So glad she’s not discouraged!! Keep the faith! Greetings from WI Amish country!!
    Patricia

  2. Barbara Walker Says:

    Dear Katy and Family,

    Sorry your release was delayed but better to get all the t’s crossed and not have to go back!

    I, like Dan, was amazed at Katy’s attitude while spending time with her. Her total acceptance of her condition and everthing that had happened to her over the past months was amazing to behold! Katy, you are undoubtedly one of the most precious people God put on this Earth and are an inspiration to all of us - even us seasoned folks!

    Love to all in Christ,

    Barbara

  3. Andrea Says:

    Praise the Lord!

    I love to read the good updates, I just love it.
    I never saw a young person like Katy that takes all this setbacks and laughs. This can only be God that is working through her and laughing with her.

    Love you Katy
    Andrea

  4. Karen Tillman Says:

    Hey Katy,

    I am sure sry to hear about the port a cath. Is this part of what the infection you have going on is about or are they 2 different things. I am also glad that you are in good spirits as that is exactly what it takes to get through all this kind of stuff. It gives credence to the saying Laughter is the best medicine. I am so glad that God gave us laughter for sure.
    Love and prayers
    Karen T

  5. Rich Kochendarfer Says:

    Katy,
    Just a quick note to let you know Rich and I continue to pray for you and your family. It’s early as I’m writing this . . . the temperature is cool and there’s a slight breeze. I’m hopeful you’ll be home soon and able to sit on the porch and enjoy God’s creation. Know you are loved and thought of during the day more times than you can imagine!
    Mrs. K

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Birthday Joy

Early this morning we opened the huge and wonderful windows in Katy’s hospital room. We laid in her bed in the quiet watching the sky in the east. When a new baby day was born she squeezed my hand and said, “Mom, I am so glad you were born!” It took me a little by surprise because she had been having a hard time keeping track of the calendar. You just can’t get any better than that.

The care Katy is receiving is excellent. Her doctors are right on top of her electrolyte challenges and have had bags of potassium hung within minutes of low lab reports. She has been struggling to even sit up today. They have been in every two hours to check on her. This calms our hearts. And we see by her faith that the Lord Himself is her strength and strong tower.

Paul is at the hospital for the evening and Aunt Lil and I are going out for dinner. We’ll stop to have a look at the wildflower garden on top of Mill Mountain. While it is hard to leave the hospital I want to be a woman of faith. I’ll leave my cares with the One Who knows everything about Katy, and celebrate that He loves me and gave me such a wonderful life.

Comments:
  1. Kristin Dunker Says:

    Happy Birthday Dawn!
    Love and a hug,
    ~Kristin

  2. Sandy Says:

    Happy Birthday Dawn! One of my Mom’s cousins (who happens to be one of my favorite people) has a birthday today too. You both are in great company to have each other as a birthday pal!

    Glad to hear Katy is receiving excellent medical care. Please give her a big hug from me. Prayers continue!

  3. Heather Kirkwood Says:

    Happy birthday Dawn! And please pass along best wishes to Katy.

  4. Trisha Ferris Says:

    Katy, I’m with you. I’m glad your mom was born. She’s been a great blessing to me. When I think of all she bears right now, I’m humbled. I know she gets strength for each day from the Lord, but, wow, she’s adopting another little girl, planning a swing set, watching the sun come up with you in a hospital bed. My head spins to think of it all. What a wonderful gift God gave you in your mother & what a wonderful gift He gave her in you. You’re 2 of a kind!
    Trisha

  5. Vivian Killion Says:

    Happy Birthday Dawn! I am Lillian’s friend from St. Pete. Praise God for answered prayer for all concerned with Katy and for Katy’s surgery. Please tell Lillian that I went to the doctor and hospital for chest xray and thank God it was negative. I am on strong anbi-biotics and doing fine. Blessings on all of you!!

  6. Hollie and Bruce Says:

    Katy you are a testimony to the grace of our God! We have seen you rally again and again! Our church has been praying for you every week and we have asked the Lord for your healing.You have a great strength and purpose. We admire and applaud you greatly!! May the Lord bless you richly in the days ahead! Love Hollie and Bruce

  7. Laura Griffith Says:

    I’m disappointed that Katie didn’t get to go home for your birthday…I hope you enjoyed the wildflowers. As we don’t know the plans of our Lord, I’m curious to know what the other side of the tapestry is going to look like. You know the word picture of God working on our tapestry which is only full of knots from our perspective. What a glorious work of art your life is going to show. We are praying earnestly for Katie’s healing.

Birthday Joy

Early this morning we opened the huge and wonderful windows in Katy’s hospital room. We laid in her bed in the quiet watching the sky in the east. When a new baby day was born she squeezed my hand and said, “Mom, I am so glad you were born!” It took me a little by surprise because she had been having a hard time keeping track of the calendar. You just can’t get any better than that.

The care Katy is receiving is excellent. Her doctors are right on top of her electrolyte challenges and have had bags of potassium hung within minutes of low lab reports. She has been struggling to even sit up today. They have been in every two hours to check on her. This calms our hearts. And we see by her faith that the Lord Himself is her strength and strong tower.

Paul is at the hospital for the evening and Aunt Lil and I are going out for dinner. We’ll stop to have a look at the wildflower garden on top of Mill Mountain. While it is hard to leave the hospital I want to be a woman of faith. I’ll leave my cares with the One Who knows everything about Katy, and celebrate that He loves me and gave me such a wonderful life.

Comments:
  1. Kristin Dunker Says:

    Happy Birthday Dawn!
    Love and a hug,
    ~Kristin

  2. Sandy Says:

    Happy Birthday Dawn! One of my Mom’s cousins (who happens to be one of my favorite people) has a birthday today too. You both are in great company to have each other as a birthday pal!

    Glad to hear Katy is receiving excellent medical care. Please give her a big hug from me. Prayers continue!

  3. Heather Kirkwood Says:

    Happy birthday Dawn! And please pass along best wishes to Katy.

  4. Trisha Ferris Says:

    Katy, I’m with you. I’m glad your mom was born. She’s been a great blessing to me. When I think of all she bears right now, I’m humbled. I know she gets strength for each day from the Lord, but, wow, she’s adopting another little girl, planning a swing set, watching the sun come up with you in a hospital bed. My head spins to think of it all. What a wonderful gift God gave you in your mother & what a wonderful gift He gave her in you. You’re 2 of a kind!
    Trisha

  5. Vivian Killion Says:

    Happy Birthday Dawn! I am Lillian’s friend from St. Pete. Praise God for answered prayer for all concerned with Katy and for Katy’s surgery. Please tell Lillian that I went to the doctor and hospital for chest xray and thank God it was negative. I am on strong anbi-biotics and doing fine. Blessings on all of you!!

  6. Hollie and Bruce Says:

    Katy you are a testimony to the grace of our God! We have seen you rally again and again! Our church has been praying for you every week and we have asked the Lord for your healing.You have a great strength and purpose. We admire and applaud you greatly!! May the Lord bless you richly in the days ahead! Love Hollie and Bruce

  7. Laura Griffith Says:

    I’m disappointed that Katie didn’t get to go home for your birthday…I hope you enjoyed the wildflowers. As we don’t know the plans of our Lord, I’m curious to know what the other side of the tapestry is going to look like. You know the word picture of God working on our tapestry which is only full of knots from our perspective. What a glorious work of art your life is going to show. We are praying earnestly for Katie’s healing.

Another bump in the road

Katy woke up last night in distress. We believe she may have developed an infection, and the hospital is running lab tests to determine the proper course of action. She was scheduled to come home today but obviously that is now in question. Please pray for a quick resolution.

Comments:
  1. Kristin Dunker Says:

    Dear Katy,
    Thinking about you today, and praying that they will find the source of infection and you will be home soon! So glad to hear that the surgery went well.
    Love,
    ~Kristin

  2. The Pearls Says:

    Praying without ceasing for you dear Katy and family.
    Jenice

  3. Sandy Says:

    Praying for a quick resolution to this bump in the road.

  4. Jes Says:

    Hey guys!
    I’m so sorry - this sure is a roller coaster! I know others have said it before and it’s a bit cliche but sooo true! We are rejoicing that the pain you had before is gone and that there is a bright spot on the horizen - God was so merciful yesterday to give you a glimpse of what lies ahead! More cake and cookies!!! :) We are praying to the infection! You have come so far Katy-girl! Keep on keeping your eyes on Jesus and He will continue to carry you on this journey!

    Love you!
    Jess

  5. Jennifer Blugerman Says:

    We just saw your Aunt Lil at the house (we went by to check on Elly). It was so nice to meet her. She told me that the doctors said it could take anywhere from 2 hours to 2 days to get results back from the tests. We are praying that it will only be 2 hours! She also told me another secret. That today is Dawn’s birthday!! :-) HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAWN!! :-) I know you were looking forward to having Katy home as your best present, but pray that God will give you joy where ever you spend your day. OK, all you bloggers, let’s all wish Dawn a blessed birthday, and pray that Katy is home soon feeling stronger than ever!!

    Love in Christ,
    -Jennifer

  6. Doris Harriff Says:

    I will be reporting in at my church tonight to update them with the latest news. Let’s hope and pray that it is 2 hours, not 2 days!

    And a Happy Birthday to Dawn! (I would like to know how old you are, but I won’t ask you to post it on the internet. I know how old Paul is - I remember when he was born).

    And Hello to Lily!

    Aunt Doris

  7. Barbara Walker Says:

    So sorry that an obstacle to your going home has cropped up! I know all of you long for the comfort of everyone being under one roof in your own beds! I pray for a long, peaceful time of recovery for all of you.

    Love in Christ,

    Barbara

  8. Andrea Says:

    Our Lord is the Great Physician and He WILL heal Katy in His timing….that is what I believe and pray for her continuously!
    This shall pass too very shortly.

    Love and Blessings
    Andrea

  9. Karen Tillman Says:

    Katy,
    I am so sry to here about the bump in the road. I had an infection after surgery once, and let me tell ya it was no fun!!! as a matter of fact I wound up with home healthcare for 6 months. Boy, was that expensive!! I will pray that you are feeling better, and that they can quickly treat the infection.
    Love
    Karen Tillman