Kathryn's lipase level fell from 3947 to 2730 overnight. The numbers indicate that things are moving in the right direction. That is a direct answer to prayer and although there is no medical explanation for it, meaning there was no magic pill given to Kathryn last night, I believe God has heard our cry for help. The healing is from Him. Praise Him for His mercy! While she still can't eat food, she now has permission to lick the salt off of Saltine crackers. Her white cell count went up today to 16. Since it could be that her body is still infected with a hard-to-kill bacteria, she has requested to see an infectious disease consultant.
Helen and I went over to the hospital last night and gave Kathryn a hair wash and shower. When I finished rubbing some sweet-smelling lotion on her skin and tucked her in bed for the night she said, "Oh Mama, I feel so loved." What a blessing to hear, especially because she has every right to say, "Mama, I feel so lousy." God is good.