Scripture says “His mercies are new every morning.” That was the case today, just as promised. Qavah walked into the hematology/oncology department at the hospital as though she owned the place. She didn’t even ask to be carried in my arms. I had prayed for Qavah’s courage just last night but most of my prayers aren’t answered immediately, so I wasn’t expecting the change. The children’s department staff greeted her as though she had come to a party. She had so much fun with her doctor that she came home and told her daddy that she got Dora stickers and candy. She said she was going to go back! She also told him that the doctor had found Big Bird inside her ear and “The Count” was in her mouth counting her teeth. The doctor enjoyed Qavah’s enthusiasm and at the end of the appointment she turned to me and said, “well, I’m smitten!” We also met Miss Jill. We will see her on Wednesday before the infusion. She works with children getting treatments and reduces their stress by playing games and helping the children have fun. When I told that to Katy she was happy for Qavah but thought there should be a “Miss Jill” at her hospital on Remicade day!
Katy’s appointment went well, too. Basically she has struggled with sinus problems for a long time because of chronic early childhood nosebleeds. We now know nosebleeds are a symptom of HPS. Her face and ears hurt so much of the time that it distracts her. Today her doctor said she would try to treat her without surgery, so she was given a prescription for Allegra D and a nasal decongestant. The CT scan showed a significant amount of inflammation and it is painful. Just as with Qavah, I continue to pray and have the belief that the Lord cares about these things and will give Katy the courage to keep moving forward.
Katy is upstairs at this moment doing some required reading for one of her classes. Her eyesight has been affected by her sinus problems and I’ve watched her struggle through a paragraph and have to quit reading. We believe this is Katy’s year to graduate. We know she has already overcome so many challenges that she is going to meet her goal. There are many promises in scripture that build our faith. Faith produces hope. Hope gives us strength to keep going. When we open our eyes in the morning we can say with certainty, “His mercies are new every morning.”Comments: