Kathryn has been contacted with the results of her liver and pancreas testing. Her amylase and lipase levels are too high causing her to feel very sick and unable to eat. The doctor called tonight and worked out a plan that we think will keep her out of the hospital. Having had pancreatitis three times before, she knew before the test results were in that her pancreas was was in trouble again. Hydration has been the main problem, so she'll begin to receive that at home along with an IV antibiotic. She'll only be able to take in ice chips and light fluids for awhile until she can handle food again.
The option of being at home is such a blessing for Kathryn. Her spirit is strong, but in the hospital with all the night time interruptions, she feels worse and starts to wither. We know that many of you have joined us in praying Kathryn through these time so I will add some specific requests. Please pray that Kathryn will feel God's comfort physically and emotionally. Pray that her body weight will be sustained and that the medication she will receive will turn this problem around quickly. I'm asking these things not for Kathryn's glory, but for the glory and praise she gives Him for any healing she receives.
This evening we watched the Ben Carson Story with the girls. I had read the book so I knew the story. We all watched as a young boy named Ben from the ghetto in Detroit cried out to God for help in curbing his temper. From that time on, he developed a love for classical music and reading and went on to become a brain surgeon known around the world. When we are faced with difficult circumstances there are always options. After nearly stabbing a classmate in junior high school, Ben Carson went to God in prayer for help. There is no greater help than that which comes from Him.Psalm 121:2
My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.