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

Dr. Ben Carson on Katya Dueck

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

What's Going on With Katya?

She still SHRIEKS about the cat  . . . but she's also very, very curious about him! I have PROOF taken just today!

Such a morose look on her face as she studied him from behind the safety of the glass!

Chad is finding ways to play with Katya inspite of all her attacks on his safety and well-being in the form of random attacks of pinching and biting . . . I think he'll win her over yet . . . cause the gal LOVES music and and he gets her and waltzes her around the living room to the sound of Tijuana Christmas on the record player!

Tijuana Christmas

As you can see, it's fun for them both! 

You can also see how nice and thick her hair is getting--and LONG--from the pictures.

That's the good news . . .
The not so good news is that Katya's head shape is worsening. She's getting a big ugly ridge pushing up on the top of her head. The Dr. saw her yesterday and said that her head has definitely gotten way worse than it was just a few weeks ago. Katya also is "ouching" if her head is touched even lightly in that area. So it's become URGENT that she see a Dr. who is a specialist in cranio issues. We are working on trying to make arrangements for that.
Your prayers are very deeply appreciated. For anyone who knows about cranio issues, you know how worrisome this is, and how of ESSENCE time is in protecting the brain. Please pray for Katya that God's hand of protection will be over her little brain and protect it from further damage . . . and that her spirit and emotions will continue to heal and that the almost certainly needed surgery will be able to be done safely and in a timely manner.
Please pray for our other kids. This is very upsetting to them as well on various levels.


Mel said...

Praying for your family and all of the needs you've mentioned,and those you haven't. HUGS to you HopeAnne!!

Julie said...

Found your blog through a comment you made on "A Wildflower Morning". What a special, beautiful little girl you have that Jesus cares about very much. He will hold you and her in the palm of His hands. Praying for you, your family and precious Katya right now. The Lord will provide!! Her story makes me long for Heaven. There all children will be safe.

Blessings on you!