"We are going to focus on LIFE for Katya. I believe, one day, she will amaze the world."

Dr. Ben Carson on Katya Dueck

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Pray for Katya

We don't know for sure what is wrong, but we are becoming increasingly concerned for her physical well-being . . . seems she is having some stomach problems possibly that are causing her pain if her stomach is touched in the wrong spot with even the lightest and merest touch.

We are being told that her paperwork (passport) could take another 3 to 5 business days--starting counting on Monday. The USA Embassy closes the last Friday of each month to paperwork, so there is almost no way short of a miracle from God that we can get her home next week. And we aren't even sure about the following week due to hearing that they have some holidays that the USA Embassy is closed for duing that week. We know GOD KNOWS and has it all in His timing. Please pray for wisdom and patience for us, and for discernment about Katya's needs. Legally I am her Mommy, and responsible now for her care and well-being, so pray that God grants me wisdom.

Today Charity and I slept in as long as we could, then ate a leasurely brunch of sausage, grapefruit, and yogurt with bread and butter. After we did some laundry, dishes washing and such, we got a taxi, went to the market (yes, we purchased some more goodies from Alexi's shop, folks !!) and had a grand time. We walked all the way back to our apartment--not sure how long of a walk it was but it felt good to get some good exercise  . . . . we needed a day to de-stress after all that has been going on.

Continue to pray please . . . thank you!


Mike and Christie said...

Hope Anne, is she with you now?
Has her diet changed at all?

Sylvia MiaSara Truewell said...

Have you noticed a particular region of the abdomen that's tender? That could help you determine if it's serious or a bit less so.
For instance, pain in the lower left isn't typically serious -- the only thing in that area is your intestines, and in a majority of instances, pain in that area is due to constipation.
Actually, constipation seems like it would be a very good candidate. That's how some kids respond to stress. (And what's more, kids this age often become anal retentive -- literally -- when they feel they're in a position of little/no control. They can't control the world around them, so they control their body.) That could certainly cause her abdomen to be extremely painful and tender when touched.

Parasites can also cause discomfort. In extreme cases of parasite infestation, you can actually see the worms in the stool (it looks like little white flecks or white "strings").

Now, is there any way to expedite any elements of the process due to her apparent health issues?

Also, is it possible to add her to your insurance now, so she can be covered if, god forbid, she were to get very sick while you're still overseas?

That's frightening -- the prospect of having a sick child in a foreign country! I pray that everything will be okay for her and for you.
I can tell you're a great mama; just go with your instinct -- it's usually right!

Mel said...

The first thing I thought of was her appendix... I hope she feels better soon!! Praying for all of you Hope Anne!

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Milena said...

Praying for her!