This morning Katy had an appointment with her endocrinologist that was very helpful. We were home only a couple of hours when his nurse called to tell me that Katy needed more potassium, so she took some. We may never know why her potassium levels remain low, but Katy has learned to recognize the signs and takes it before there is more trouble. Today her blood work revealed it, but many times she feels a tightening of her chest and begins to feel like it is hard to breathe. Then she knows she has to eat a banana or take potassium quickly. It turns things around in about fifteen minutes.
Katy has been smiling most of the day and feels so much better. It seems the Imuran is working for her. She also keeps a careful watch of her electrolytes. She has stated several times today that she feels her strength returning. Therefore, she has been making plans with friends and finding ways to be helpful around the house. She enjoys housework and cleaning so we plan to get at some of the projects around here that are collecting dust. We are having so much fun doing the ordinary things! The ordinary things of life become extraordinary when the capability to do them returns.
A year ago Katy couldn’t swallow food. Today she topped off lunch with a banana milk shake. A year ago she was not able to get out of bed. Today she needed only a ten minute nap. Today she said that having the blog was so much fun because the good reports have started filling the screen. Katy said, “When people pray you through so many hard times it is good for them to see that God hears and answers and displays His glory in all things.” We know how so many of you were agonizing over her condition. Several wrote to us privately asking if there was anything more that could be done, including volunteering to transport her to the Mayo Clinic. But we did all we knew how to do, including natural foods and remedies. And we all prayed. Now it seems that a combination of medication has been found that is helping and we are seeing little changes daily. We know we need to be watchful, but join us by breathing a big sigh of relief and praise our God who does all things well.Comments: