Monday, July 23, 2007

Life Marches On!

The early morning ride to the hospital was beautiful today. I woke up to a rainbow arching high above the tree line in the west. The trees were bright and washed clean by the rain and everything was fresh and summery. Katy sat beside me in the car not saying much except, “I’m hungry!” She had to fast for twelve hours before the blood labs were drawn today. I had her morning medications in my purse and a plan to take her to the hospital cafeteria for something to eat right afterwards. It went well. Katy did not need but one prednisone boost all day! My friend Donna came to help me keep my life under control this morning, and it made for a smooth morning! She told me that their family had been praying for Katy during the night. That humbles us to hear that. God certainly heard them and blessed them. Now we wait to hear from the Mayo Clinic.

Tomorrow there will be more tests to determine whether Katy can tolerate another immune suppressant. We are thankful for the technology and the fact that there are some other drug choices to try. We are so sure that we are doing the right thing by continuing to press on for more help. Actually Paul and I feel that we are being led by God’s own hand to do more for Katy. Sometimes we wish for the cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night, though. Thank you for the many ways you continue to encourage us. Thank you, Lord, for giving me a reminder in the rainbow that you are always keeping your promises.

Comments:
  1. Karen Tillman Says:

    I will be praying for answers from the Mayo Clinic, and so I anxiously await the results. I hope they provide you with some clear answers and guidance for your next medical steps.
    Love
    Karen Tillman

  2. Lillian Oliveira Says:

    Rainbows and Promises… God’s promise in the rainbow was after Noah and his family had come through a long and fearsome trial - it brought the beginning of a new day - a new life - a fresh earth… May this be the beginning of just such good new things for you, Katy. I remember they sacrificed to the Lord about the time the promise was given… The Lord says in the Psalms “Sacrifice thank offerings to me, and call unpon me in the day of trouble. I will deliver you and you will honor me.” Day by day we see you offering thank offerings to Him, and He is honored, according to His Word. I know He delights in you, Katy, and in your family as you continue to faithfully surrender to what life brings, loving and trusting the Lord. It is a lesson to us all. “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is fixed on You.” May you be kept in peace tonight. Love, Aunt Lil

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