Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Tuesday Night

Katy and I spent the afternoon and evening together finishing another chapter of Daniel. It is good for us to keep our minds active and to discuss the truth of God’s word. As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, it is all too easy to lose sight of His promises when the pressure is on. The historical accounts recorded in Daniel are so marvelous to us because they were only a vision of what was to come. Most all of the prophecies of Daniel were fulfilled long after Daniel was gone. What appears to be a great mystery to us is fully known to God. He knows how this chapter in our lives is going to end, and we know we have to patiently wait to see it unfold.

Katy’s amylase and lipase levels are still elevated but she had a real treat tonight. I let her lick the salt off corn chips. I don’t know how she can manage to be so disciplined, but it tasted good to her and she was satisfied to lick the salt and throw the soggy chips away. We finished off the evening watching the DVD that accompanies the Daniel study. We sat together licking chips and sipping water. We had several laughs, and I still am amazed at how terrific she looks. Her weight and lab work shows her doing very well. Her GI doctor will be seeing her again tomorrow. Her Remicade treatment was given during the night, so in many ways she was feeling better today. I took her for a ride in a wheel chair out to a beautiful waterfall and garden area. We sat outside in a sheltered grassy area enjoying the balmy air. I loved her parting words tonight as I was getting ready to leave the hospital. She said it had been a great day. Then she said, “Hold on Mom, you are doing so well!” I thought that was supposed to be my line!

  1. Patricia Hagsten Says:

    We never really do know when we are somebody else’s life line, do we?? But there was progress today in Katy being able to keep water down … bit by bit; step by step … always one day at a time. He never gives us more that we can handle and rarely lets us have a glimpse ahead of time as to what our next needs and his sufficiency will reveal.

  2. Jennifer Wellington Says:

    Yep, hold on Mom. I like that.

  3. Mike Theesfield Says:

    “Hold on, Mom, you are doing so well!”

    That’s so typically Katy, isn’t it? She was in a brief lull in the midst of some of her current problems when she sent me a birthday e-mail, and she apologized for being late!

    It’s like, come on, girl; don’t worry about ME!

  4. Trisha Ferris Says:

    I know I sound like a broken record, but my faith is strengthened daily by your journey as you faithfully record it for the rest of us. Thank you for being honest about times of discouragement & challenged faith. We all “hold on” & we need to hear about the times when God Himself does the holding because human strength has given out. Actually, He’s always the one doing the holding, for without His power, none of us even be able to take the next breath. So I guess “hold on” means keep trusting God.
    In the Lamb,

  5. Jennifer Blugerman Says:

    Dawn, as I was reading your post about how Katy continues to look good despite the lack of food, I was reminded of how God sustained His people in the desert. Never did their sandals wear out, or their feet blister. God is clearly sustaining Katy through this desert journey, which is further proof of His divine plan for her, which is obviously not over yet!

    We love you all,

  6. Jennifer S. :-) Says:

    I haven’t been a faithful commentor the last couple of days but I haven’t gone away. Life is just staying busy. We are praying for your strength and healing!!
    Love and prayers,
    Jen :-)

  7. Cousin Shannon Says:

    The words “Daniel Study” immediately caught my eye — are you doing the Beth Moore version?? Me too!! I just finished the last lesson on Sunday, and it was wonderful. The thing that excited me so much about it was knowing that the end times prophecies are OUR FUTURE! (The other thing that excited me was that when I’m the bride at THIS wedding, all the planning will already be done!!) This is one time when knowing how the story ends is almost better than the story itself. You will love the last few weeks — we’re all in it together. :) Love — Shannon