This afternoon I called the pharmacy to see if I could crush the methotrexate Katy is now taking and put it into applesauce. She is supposed to take ten tablets each Monday. She took the first dose last week on her own so I failed to notice that the methotrexate was coated with an easy-to-swallow coating. When Katy takes drugs with a coating like that, they usually don’t even digest. We have had to start giving some of her medications in liquid form because of malabsorption problems. So after seeing the tablets were coated and clearing it with the pharmacy, I ground the tablets and she took them this afternoon.
Katy’s bruising and bleeding problems continue and that is due in part to the fact that the medication she should have been taking all this time (the one prescribed last week) has not been available in all of Roanoke. The pharmacy had to special order it and we believe that it will arrive by Fed-Ex tomorrow. This afternoon Katy woke up from a nap and started bleeding from her ear again. I have finally figured out that once a doctor has seen something of Katy’s condition, and makes a diagnosis, we just have to give the medications time to do their work and see if the problems go away. It is a frustrating position to be in; it takes qavah (hope and patience).
I do wonder every day, “How long, Lord, how long?” I wish I had a date to point to and know for certain Katy will be better. I wouldn’t be human if I didn’t. But still we see the blessings of God in so many ways, especially in the acts of kindness of others. Katy’s college adviser called today to help us with a plan to file an extension so that Katy can try once again to finish her two classes and graduate in the spring. They were cheerleaders for us today, and it encouraged me beyond words to hear the conviction in her adviser’s voice. There is a commitment on their part to see Katy meet this goal. Since some of them read the blog, let me say a hearty thank you for the phone call today!Comments: