Thursday, November 15, 2007

Chasing Help

About four o’clock this morning I woke up to Katy crying. She was absolutely miserable and I made a decision to call one of her doctors first thing this morning. I left a message for his nurse and got a call back within an hour with an appointment for early this afternoon. After seeing Katy, her doctor has scheduled a CT scan for tomorrow morning. The bruising and bleeding continues to be problematic and his concern was that the same thing can be going on inside of her. She started bleeding from several places today and had approximately ten band-aides on her arms and legs. I took the information Sandy had given me to the doctor today, and he felt it was an appropriate time to use the same drug on Katy. So next Monday morning, Katy will see a hematologist about getting this under control. He also wrote orders to start another anti-inflammatory drug that has had some measure of success in treating Crohn’s symptoms.

In the meantime, Katy needs our prayers for comfort. Her pain levels are so high that the medication is not covering it. We also have to be very careful about her safety because the slightest bump brings on a bruise.

Before we left the doctor’s office today, the nurse told me that when she heard my message she knew that Katy was in a desperate state. She said, “I knew from your voice something needed to happen today.” I asked if she had children and she told me she had two. “One of them has passed away,” She said, “so when I heard your voice, I understood.” Please join me in asking the Lord to comfort and bless this nurse. Her name is Dianne. Everyone has a story to tell.

  1. Patricia Hagsten Says:

    Prayers of comfort and peace and release from pain from s.e. Illinois.

  2. Jennifer Wellington Says:

    Katy, I will continue to pray for you, as well as your family. I am so sorry to hear of the anguish you are currently experiencing, but so grateful for the updates.

  3. Sandy H. Says:

    Last year at this time Katy was having heart problems and Dawn though exhausted could not sleep but poured her heart out in prayer…….the Lord answered Saline………ah Lord God, we again join the Campbell family pouring our hearts out with theirs in prayer for Katy…….please speak again dear Lord…….give a family member, doctor, nurse, friend, or Katy ears to hear eyes to see…..what is the answer this time. You are faithful our hope and trust are in you…..comfort Katy as she waits on you, give strength and wisdom to those who care for her……may they run and not be weary, walk and not faint.
    Oh Lord, please do it again, bring the answer, we humbly ask for it in the Jesus precious name…….I can’t imagine what you are going to do this time, but it is always more……. Thank you dear Lord.

  4. Sandy H. Says:

    Upon rereading yesterdays entry, it appears the answer has come through Katys friend Sandy, God is good…..Thank you Lord. Father, give Katy sweet rest, and comfort this weekend as she awaits her Monday appointments….thank you for Sandys information…….give the medical communtiy wisdom and accuracy with insight as they apply this information to Katys needs. Keep Katy safe, encourage her heart and soul, touch her body with your healing touch. Help Katy’s body to handle and respond favorably to the new meds.

  5. Lillian Oliveira Says:

    My dear ones, I am continually holding you up in prayer for relief, comfort, strength, healing. I thank God for you persevering faith. A good Greek word in the New Testament is “macrothumia” meaning “endless patience”. It is one of the Fruit of the Spirit. We see this in you. May His loving grace continue to sustain you, and Oh, may help come soon! Love, Aunt Lil