Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Pain Management

There is nothing right now that can be done for Katy but diagnostic tests are in the works. Her pain levels are so high she has passed out once and we have been near tears wishing we could help but we are not able to. We have contacted NIH (National Institutes of Health) today, and the doctor there has mercifully agreed to help the doctors here take the next step. We are praying that the Lord will develop in her medical team a sense of urgency for Katy’s sake. We appreciate your prayers and will keep you informed. Pray for her endurance and that she will not lose hope.

Qavah: Hope and patience. Whenever we say her name in our home it is a reminder to keep our hope and patience in Him. What a source of healing little Qavah is just by saying her name. The social worker is meeting with her foster family today to finalize the paperwork that will enable us to take her out of her home state and bring her to Virginia. What a bright spot in our day! When I talked to her foster mother yesterday, I was told that Qavah loves shoes. She has several pair of glitzy shoes and changes them several times a day. What fun Katy and I will have laughing at Qavah in her assortment of shoes. And imagine all the fun we will have taking her shoe shopping!

Many people need your help today Lord, including us. We need hope and patience for our issues in life. Keep our minds fixed on you and not our trials. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Karen Tillman Says:

    Please let Katy know that we are thinking of her, and hope that the tests will show something that can be helped. Take care all of you.
    Karen Tillman

  2. Patricia Says:

    Tell Katy to hang in there!!! Our hearts break for you two parents!! Unless music hurts or is jarring to her ears, soft music via earphones or surround sound can penetrate to her subconscious and perhaps act a bit like a soothing balm. The sense of hearing stays open beyond pain…and even beyond unconsciousness. Don’t forget her red-neck jacuzzi….it worked miracles before…and the weather definately is conducive! Rub soothing creams/lotions on her skin especially her temples and soothe her nostrils with aromatics. You know this….but sometimes when one is “up to their waist in aligators,” it’s difficult to remember the basics.
    Love and prayers to each of you! Patricia

  3. Trisha Ferris Says:

    I’m with the other Patricia. When I’m in misery, listening to music can make time seem to go faster. For me, it’s the oldies, though I realize the my oldies are ancient for Katy! May all of you be comforted by Christ’s mercies.

  4. Anne Poler Says:

    I’m praying for you. I like Patricia’s practical ideas. Would hand massages be helpful? I had one last year and it was so relaxing. How about some of Whitney’s harp music?
    Love, Anne

  5. Heather Kirkwood Says:

    I’ll be praying for you all, and that the tests show something. Obviously something just doesn’t fit. I pray that the doctors are able to figure it out quickly.

  6. Heather Kirkwood Says:

    Okay, just checking up on you……hope things are better.