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:

  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! :-)


  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,


  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:

  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