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

Dr. Ben Carson on Katya Dueck

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Please Pray . . . .

Please urgently pray for Katya.

She is still having unrelenting pain all day in spite of all that the pain management team is doing. She has about maxed out the dose of pain meds for her body weight, and so they are poring over her chart and trying to figure out if it's safe to change meds completely to new ones. The oxycodine and morphine and Tylenol aren't cutting it at all. She's basically not gotten any rest or sleep the whole entire day and into the evening.

Also, her oxygen sats are down to 91% even with straight oxygen continuously. So they are concerned she may have pnuemonia now and are taking her for a chest X-ray.

She continues to leak a bloody fluid from her right nostril that they suspect strongly is cerebral spinal fluid, so there are concerns there.

I strongly believe that this battle belongs to the Lord, and that none of this is a surprise to Him. I believe that He still has good plans and a good future for Katya, and that the evil one ("mr smutty face" one of my friends once referred to him as) is trying to do all he can to ruin it. Whatever happens, I choose to believe that God is getting the honor and glory through all of Katya's story.

In a happier note, supper was provided tonight by a group from a local synagogue, and served by a very kind and gentle man with his kippah (is that the right word?) on his head, and his daughters. His wife and some others had cooked all the delicious food, and it was completely kosher. Of course, it made us think of our Jewish friend, H. ;-)


Mike and Christie said...

Hope Anne, we are praying, our church is praying and many of our facebook friends are praying. Heaven is being reached with prayers for dear little Katya and for the entire family.

Pam said...

Praying for you and for Katya tonight!

Jamie said...

I am praying for you and Katya! I hope her pain can be brought under control! Poor little thing!

jabreman said...

Hope Ann and family....and Katya,

My prayers are with you tonight. May God bless and keep Katya. May god bless and keep you all. May god bless and keep her medical team.


jabreman said...

(Also, you have another jewish friend out here in Los Angeles) My husband is a rabbi and while I am not jewish, we pray together to the same god...and yes, kippah is the right word and the phrase about saving one person is saving the world comes from the Talmud (a set of teachings predates the year 500)


Hevel Cohen said...

Praying for Katya... And Hope Anne. Please take care of yourself so you can take care of Katya.

Rich, Andrea, Reece & Owen said...

Duecks, everyone in your RR family is praying for you and Katya! Please keep us all posted. Andrea

Nanci said...

We are continuing to pray for your dear little Katya and for you and your family. You are truly right, nothing escapes God's notice or His providence. "Who have we in heaven but Thee?" is often our cry, and our gracious God hears us and is indeed faithful!

God bless you.