The steroids are pumping Katy’s energy level back up to speed, and today was a much better day. Last night we slept seven hours in a row without waking for pain management, breathing problems, or anything! It feels absolutely marvelous to get so many hours in a row. Katy even felt like mastering the stairs to join us for breakfast.
Much of our conversation with Katy’s doctor yesterday came down to her treatment of steroids for such a long period of time. He will be developing a plan to get her off of them, but warned us that it will possibly take a year. He suspects that her sudden muscle pain, weakness, and energy drop, is related to adrenal insufficiency caused by steroids. Our prayer is that her body will recover and start producing all the major hormones she needs to be off steroids completely. We had no idea how much destruction had taken place in her body until we started trying to taper her steroids. We quickly found that her body can not tolerate a drop at this time and part of her doctor’s plan is to prepare her body for a very slow decrease sometime in the future.
Katy handled the news well. She needed to hear that it is possible for her to feel better but that it will take a long time. I like to go back through the blog from time to time to recall where we have been and to read about the faithfulness of God. Faith is a journey. It begins with a whisper and shaky knees. It progresses and strengthens like a runner preparing for a race. And it finishes with a confident shout, “I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me!” Philippians 4:13Comments: