Monday, December 17, 2007

Monday Afternoon

I will post early because I am going to try to get out today to take care of some errands. Most of the weekend was a blur. We were up with Katy around the clock trying to help her get through a very painful time. Yesterday I decided to give her the fifth dose of methotrexate a day early and within hours she was feeling stronger and had less pain. So she got out of bed and worked on some Christmas projects and even came down the stairs and helped me straighten the kitchen until three o’clock this morning. Those little times of normalcy do increase her hope that one day she will feel better more often than not. However, this morning when she woke up, all of her symptoms are back and she is very discouraged. I’m letting her sleep and canceled her appointment with the hematologist. We’ll see him on Wednesday instead.

How we wish with all our hearts that we could do something more for Katy. Many of you know we have also tried several natural healing herbs and anti-inflammatory remedies over the past year and nothing we have done has made a huge difference except the Remicade. We have also made so many modifications in her diet that her diet is very restricted. It comes down to the fact that we do all we can to make her comfortable, give her the recommended medications, and put our hope in God who knows all the secrets of the universe and Who is working all things together for good. We are not without hope.

  1. Candice and Crystal Says:

    Hi Katy,

    I’m sorry to hear you are having a lot of pain. It’s hard not to get discouraged, but know that there are a lot of people praying for you. Candice and I are praying for you. Hang in there girl.

    Candice and Crystal

  2. Jennifer Blugerman Says:


    Whenever Matthew and Emma pray, they always remember you… “…and please help Katy to feel better.” You are always on our hearts and minds, even our children’s! How we wish we could take this pain away from you. How we pray for “normal” days for you and your family. God is obviously sustaining you for His glory. We wait with you, longing for insight. But in the end, we simply have to trust Him.

    On Dec. 14, I read on a news website that the best annual meteor shower would be passing overhead. At around 10:00 pm, I put on my coat and ventured out into the cold to see if indeed this supposed fireworks show was happening. After a few minutes, David joined me, and we watched together. We were not disappointed. Over the course of an hour or so, we must have seen a dozen meteors streak across the sky. We marveled at God’s awesome creative power, and how He delights us daily — yet how often we miss it. I wondered how many people knew about this particular meteor shower going on that night, and was glad that I had taken the time to stop everything and see it. How often we fail to just stop and see God for who He is, and let Him show Himself to us!!!

    You are experiencing great termoil from a human perspective, but you see God for who He is, and you never miss an opportunity to praise Him for the smallest mercy! We should all live that way.


  3. Lillian Oliveira Says:

    Dear Katy, In these so difficult days for you, let us all try to look ahead from time to time to what God has promised:
    “Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars, forever and ever.” Daniel 12:3 Surely you and your family radiate the wisdom of God as you hope and trust through severe trial, and we believe that many are indeed coming, and will yet come to the righteousness of the Lord Jesus through your bright witness. Thank you for your steadfast spirit, through pain and delay and disappointment and discouragement. We continue to pray that God’s time for your relief will be SOON. Love, Aunt Lil

  4. Tiffany Allen Says:


    Sorry to hear that you are feeling so poorly. Know that I pray for you every day. As you know, everything is in God’s timing so just keep on hanging in there.


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