Katy’s body didn’t really want to start making enough cortisol today. She got worse throughout the day and by 5:30 had a dose of liquid prednisone that turned everything around in an hour. It is amazing what can be done with the right combination and dosage of medication. The doctor monitoring her adrenal system will be running some tests tomorrow to see where her cortisol level is in the morning. If it is in a range that looks good, she may be able to come home. Her potassium levels were watched carefully today and she had to take it several times. We will also be coming home with a prescription for liquid potassium. That will be so helpful because it was hard for her to eat very many bananas and dried apricots in one day. Both are rich in potassium but are heavy in the stomach.
All of Katy’s doctors have seen her today. They all have a better understanding of what is happening to her body, although some things can not be fixed. It was nice to finally have a hospital stay when no one suggested this might all be in her head! Katy has endured a lot, and has extended a lot of forgiveness over the past year. I’m very proud of her for that.
On the home front I’ve had many offers of help, and the offers mean so much. I haven’t wanted to wear anyone out so I have not been very good about asking for help. After this last hospital stay I have come to see the need for help and will not turn it down. Katy has to be on strict bed rest for another two weeks. If you’d like to make that time more interesting for her, please feel free to send cards to our home. Finding out what is in the mail is a real high point of the day.
Katy and I studied about Daniel today. We fixed our minds on what it means to trust God to defend us. It is in Him we live and move and have our being. He has carried us through a very hard time. We have been blessed by His presence in our hospital room everyday. He is our hope. And hope does not disappoint us.Comments: