Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Cortisol

A new doctor came to the room this morning with another approach to the cortisol problem. He sent for labs and an order for Katy to be given cortisol rather than to wait for her body to produce it. The most amazing thing happened. An hour after the treatment, Katy said she felt stronger. She thought she could breathe without the BiPap machine and took off the mask. She sat up and said that while she was feeling strong she would like to take a shower! Can you imagine how surprised I was when she could barely pick her head up off the pillow earlier this morning? It was like watching dried up flowers come back to life after a good watering. But wait, it gets better! After a very long shower she said she would like to have a snack and ate something. I hardly knew how to behave. I started laughing and thanking the Lord, over and over again. After that she took a nap, woke up, ate a big lunch, and when I left the hospital she was playing a board game with her dad and winning! I could hardly wait to get to the computer to tell you!

I am having trouble with the post today and have lost my last two paragraphs. I’ll write again as soon as I get the chance. Thank you for your steadfast prayers. The Lord has heard us all.

Comments:
  1. Sarah Meador Says:

    PRAISE GOD!!!

    Oh I have been reading along the past several days and praying for God our great physician to touch sweet Katy and to provide her relief and the the doctors answers that would help her. Praise God that He does hear and answer the prayers of His children.

    Continuing to pray for God’s powerful healing.
    Much love,
    Sarah

  2. Trisha Ferris Says:

    Katy, Dawn & Paul,
    Remember, We’re all in this with you. Thanks for the latest post, though you were probably in need of a nap, Dawn. A part of me has relaxed a bit.
    Trisha

  3. Patricia Says:

    Praise the Lord! Now get some much-needed rest … and enjoy Quavah’s birthday even more!
    Patricia

  4. Jennifer S. :-) Says:

    Praise the Lord!! I hope you all get some rest during this reprieve. If ya’ll wouldn’t mind, please pray for me tomorrow–my dad is taking my cat to the vet to have her put to sleep. It’s kind of rough. I’d appreciate your prayers. I’m so glad to hear that Katy’s better though. :-)
    Love and prayers,
    Jen :-)

  5. Connie Baker (Sweet Mondays RFBC) Says:

    It’s been a long while since I read from Katy’s Blog.
    My Mom and I have been catching up on all that’s gone on.
    I’m so thankful that things are looking better.
    I pray that this Doctor is able to help, that Johovah Rapha provides through this earthly physician all that is needed to care for Katy.
    Thank you for letting me share in approaching my Father on your behalf.
    I will visit again.

  6. Jennifer Blugerman Says:

    Dawn, we are rejoicing with you! Praise God for sending dilligent doctors to your aid! We are praying that you all get a good nights sleep and have an even better day tomorrow!

    Love in Christ,
    -David and Jennifer

  7. Jes Says:

    Hey guys!
    We are also rejoicing with you in this - hang in there - we know that God will continue to bring in the right people at exactly the right moment! We have seen Him do it for the past year!

    Tonight Noah was pretending to be Ellie - it’s so funny to watch! :) He had to have a leash and a dog house - it was quite an event!

    We love ya’ll!
    Jess

  8. Karen Tillman Says:

    Dawn,

    this is GREAT news. I hope that she continues to make a remarkable improvement.
    Love always,
    Karen Tillman

  9. Aleah Yunger Says:

    Praise the Lord!! How faithful and gracious and merciful is our God.

  10. April Lang Says:

    Dear Katy,
    You are in my prayers! I am so glad that the cortisol treatment is working and that you were feeling well yesterday!!!

    Hope you had fun and won that game you were playing! ;-)
    Hope today is an even better day that yesterday!

    ~April

  11. Heather Kirkwood Says:

    Awesome news! I hope that means Katy will be home soon!

  12. Doris Harriff Says:

    I hope this is just an interim treatment, and Katy’s body will soon take over and do its job. On the other hand, supplying something that is a normal body secretion is certainly preferable to continuing with a drug.

    God bless!
    Aunt Doris

  13. Colleen Knox Says:

    I’m so glad to hear the good news! Please remember that if you need anything (including someone to keep Katy company at the hospital) you can just give me a call!
    Love,
    Colleen

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