Thursday, July 26, 2007

Things brought to light

Katy is improving. It was such a long night! She was not keeping anything down and every two hours I gave her pain meds to keep her abdomen from spasms. I prayed most of the night for the mercies of God. He was silent. By morning I called her GI doctor. He ordered tests for liver and pancreas functions to be drawn early this morning. When the nurse called this afternoon to say the tests came back all in the normal range I mentioned that Katy had been put on hormone replacement last week. That started a whole new conversation. With some encouragement from a wise friend, I called the pharmacy in charge of the compounding formula to help balance Katy’s body after her hysterectomy. When the pharmacist looked up the prescription based on what I told him, he discovered that the doctor had not written an appropriate dose for Katy. She was given far and above the amount of estrogen she needed and her body was going crazy. The pharmacist told me not to use any more of the cream until I got back with the doctor. Over the next day or two, Katy will begin to feel much better according to the pharmacist.

I have prayed a simple prayer for as long as I have had children. “Lord, bring the hidden things out of the darkness into the light.” The Lord has been faithful to show me those things in order to bring light and life to many circumstances we have faced as a family. I prayed last night that the hidden problem with Katy’s body would be brought to light and throughout the day today, answers began to come until the revelation I had prayed for last night brought light. God was silently working!

Katy is rejoicing that her nausea and headache will soon be gone. She has completely let go and forgiven the mistake. These things happen. Doctors are human. We are looking forward to tomorrow and the hope that when she wakes up, Katy will be able to have the joyful day that she has been waiting for.

* The doctor prescribing the compound is not one you have read about on this blog. But do pray for those who choose medicine for a career. They all need wisdom as they care for us no matter what our ailments might be!

  1. Lillian Oliveira Says:

    Just read this, after I sent the last note. Good job! Dawn. Katy, I hope you enjoy the “Zaire Mountain” story I sent. I look forward to hearing great news for tomorrow. Much love, Aunt Lil

  2. Patricia Says:

    Wow! What a relief …. and a load off your minds, to have been able to trace the problem!

    May each and every one of you get a good, restorative night’s sleep tonight!!


  3. Jennifer S. :-) Says:

    Praise God for relief and answers! I’m thankful to hear this good report. :-) Keep your chin up Katy!!
    Love and prayers,
    Jen :-)

  4. Lita Long Says:

    It always overwhelms me when I think of the Lord and how wonderfully He has made our bodies. Despite Katy’s daily physical set-backs, her body will still act in a normally abnormal way to indicate all of the signs of an extreme dosed prescription! Just those 2 symptoms were enough to send a “red flag”. Katy, although the Spirit moves in an unhurried way, God gives you enough grace to go from strength to strength. I pray that your journey from strength to strength will become less of a distance. Hope you feel better today!

    Love, Miss Lita

  5. Jennifer Blugerman Says:

    I am reading the book, “Smooth Stones Taken from Ancient Brooks,” collected sayings of Thomas Brooks compiled by C.H. Spurgeon. Brooks was a 17th century preacher. Of him, Spurgeon says, “Genius is always marvelous; but when sanctified it is matchless.” Below is a beautiful quote I thought you might enjoy:

    “The choicest buildings have the lowest foundations; the best balsam sinks to the bottom; those ears of corn and boughs of trees that are most filled and best laden, bow lowest; so do those souls that are most laden with the fruits of paradise.”

    May your day be full of grace and mercy. We continue to pray for you all.


  6. Aleah Yunger Says:

    I read the Facebook Daily Verse today and just thought it was beautiful and filled with sobering truth: “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.” Proverbs 16:9. I know you, Katy, and your whole family has a way planned, but the Lord is establishing your steps — and you know He does it in love. Praying for you still today, that you feel God’s love and guidance even while in pain. ~Aleah

    PS What testimony to your doctor to accept his mistake with grace! That will not go unnoticed, I’m sure.

  7. Martha Harrison Says:

    Praise God for His faithfulness! I’m so thankful for signs of improvement in Katy’s body after the revelation came to light regarding overdose of hormones. Prayers are being answered, and hopefully Katy will soon feel well enough to enjoy a good meal, as well as having a joyful time with friends and family! Love in Him, Martha

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