Physical pain is a challenge for Katy, as all the typical medications for pain have been tried and haven’t given her relief. Her sleeping pill worked last night for a while so they have increased the dose for tonight. The day was long and hard. Katy has had only brief times of sleep so she is becoming disoriented about the day and date. I am planning to print out the day and date in huge letters tonight to pin on her wall tomorrow. She asked me what day it was several times.
There will be preparations made tomorrow for surgery. She will be getting a port put into her chest for easy access blood work and for the transfusions on Monday. The port will stay in and will now be used in giving her Remicade treatments as a way of sparing her arm veins. She’ll be sore but it will be one step closer to ending the misery of bleeding and bone pain. She has been very patient with everyone today but by late afternoon she was needing more care and was moved to a floor called “Progressive Care.” They are monitoring her heart and respiratory functions now. It will be a lot easier for me to relax about her care under those conditions because someone else is keeping watch over her breathing.
Paul and I are very grateful tonight for our precious family and friends. Your prayers are strengthening us for the days ahead.Comments: