Friday, September 14, 2007

More Answered Prayer

**Katy’s Musings has been updated**

This will be a brief update since we just got in from the hospital. We have Katy at home now and her afternoon lab work showed everything in beautiful balance! Her white cell count was 20 which is a little high, but everything else was perfect and she feels it! The infusion of iron started last night around midnight and Katy had Paul Burton there with her until five this morning. He got off his hospital shift at eleven o’clock and agreed to stay so Paul and I could go home for a few hours. He knows how to balance Katy’s electrolytes by observing her and because Katy was admitted as an outpatient we were able to use all of Katy’s medications and electrolytes from home. It made it so much easier than waiting for the pharmacy to send the necessary things to her room. Within a few hours after the iron started, Katy’s body settled down considerably. She has felt a huge difference in her pain level and energy level already. She was able to get herself dressed this morning.

We have carefully and thoughtfully decided to make a change in Katy’s care after this last adrenal crash. It is in Katy’s best interest to move to a larger GI practice where emergency care is more readily available. It was a hard decision because with HPS, starting over with a new doctor means a long educational process and a six inch high stack of medical records to be reviewed. Katy has wanted to see this change happen and we will do everything we can to support her in that decision.

Qavah had a fine time with Aunt Julie and Uncle Dan last night. We appreciate them more than we can say. Paul picked Qavah up from their house this morning and brought her back to the hospital to stay there with us. She saw Katy have to submit to everything she went through herself a couple of days ago. She now knows that she is not the only one in the family that has to endure regular medical procedures.

Our first blessing upon our return was reading the encouraging comments you left. Paul was reading, or trying to read them to us, but when we got to the verse that Jes left for us we were pretty choked up. God’s word is alive and active, more powerful than a two edged sword, and our souls know it full well. Those words hit their mark and penetrated deeply. We are planning to turn in early tonight, hoping both girls will have a deep peaceful night of sleep. “But if not…” we can do all things through Christ Who strengthens us.

  1. andrea Says:

    Praise the Lord for taking caree so of Katy!
    i never had any doubt that she would come through this with flying colors again:)
    Our God is so great and provides for us so much. Bless His Name!!! :)

    Dont think I am not up to date on your blog, I am just not commenting that much as I should, but you ALL are always in my prayers. :)

    He Aint Through With Me Yet, and neither with you guys!

    Love and Blessings

  2. LInda Burk Says:

    Hi..welcome to Qava..glad Katy is doing better this evening. What a busy house you have. WE love hearing all your news. OUr news is Julianna and DeCArlo will have a baby girl on FEb. 9. They have named her Cecilia Lynn (CeCe Lynn) after Jackie Lynn. CeCe is now 8 oz and 8 inches long. We have the 3 D sonogram of CeCe sucking her thumb..modern technology is amazing..God is blessing both our families .. enjoy the cool weather as the seasons prepare to change…… is all about, LInda

  3. Sandy Says:

    So glad you’re all back home. Praise God from whom all blessings flow! I hope you all have a peaceful night.

  4. Jennifer Blugerman Says:

    Hooray, and Praise God!! We are so thankful that the iron is doing the trick — not surprising considering the prescribing Physician ;-)

    Today we are surprising the kids with a trip to Carowinds amusement park with their cousins. They got some free tickets when we did the Juvennile Diabetes Walkathon last Spring, and today is overcast and in the 80’s — perfect weather for being outside. Tomorrow, Lord willing, we leave for the beach and may or may not have internet access there. Please call David’s cell phone or our home phone and leave a message if ANYTHING comes up! We hate being unattached from the blog!!

    We love you all!!


  5. Doris Harriff Says:

    Praise God! He is truly an awesome and powerful God. I have a praise, too, and I want to thank everyone who prayed for my great-granddaughter Keely. She is doing better, although she has a long way to go.
    Aunt Doris

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