Paul and I are at home tonight. My dear friend, Linda, is staying at the hospital overnight. The nurse’s station has our number but Paul and I left the hospital praying out loud that they will not have to call. Please continue to pray for the grace Katy will need over the next few days. She is back on oxygen tonight and will be having some pulmonary function tests tomorrow. She has complained of a heavy feeling in her lungs and her oxygen levels drop.
Katy has given her blessing to share with you what the findings of her tests have been. The Lord has given her the grace to accept what is happening to her. On Monday afternoon she will be having surgery to remove her uterus and ovaries. The HPS bleeding problems and slow clotting time has caused her to have periods that were ten to fourteen days long. She became weak and as her body struggled to make platelets the bone pain became unbearable. We were finally able to connect the dots! Every time Katy had a period she suffered with bone pain. There is fluid in her pelvic cavity causing the stabbing pressure pain and that also will be suctioned out. Removing the ovaries will spare her a second surgery as cysts would eventually develop. After talking with the doctor at NIH about Katy’s history it became clear that this is her best option. She had tried other methods to control her monthly cycle but she was unable to tolerate them.
I have watched God miraculously heal Katy’s emotions as her dream of one day having babies is not to be. She woke herself up laughing this afternoon during a nap. Her laughter was so unexpected I went to her bed to check on her and she said, “I had a dream that I went to South Africa and took a whole bunch of orphans home by train.” Perhaps it was just a dream, but I’d like to think it was also a gift to remind Katy that babies arrive into a family in awesome ways, and sometimes when we least expect it.
We are trusting in God’s perfect plan tonight. What looks like pain, heartache, and broken dreams, is really His opportunity to show us His grace and mercy. And He has done so. God is who He says He is. He will do what He says He will do. We’re believing God Who said He works all things together for good for those who love Him. (thanks, Beth!)Comments: