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

Dr. Ben Carson on Katya Dueck

Monday, September 17, 2012

Not Happy News

As I suspected, our family Dr. could not find a single thing wrong with Katya. No ear infection, no sign of inflammation or infection any where. Just a seemingly healthy girl.

Since Katya was more cheerful and interactive this am than we had seen her for the last 2 weeks, we were hopeful that we were over the hump and heading in the right direction.

After the appointment, I took Katya back to school. When I came to pick her up around 2:00 pm for her music class/respite care, the teacher looked beyond exhausted and said that they had not had a good day at all. Katya had spent almost the entire day whining. She pinched. She kicked. She even started a whole new ugly behavior--stomping repeatedly on the feet of the children under the table. No amount of consequences stopped her.

At the respite care providers and music class, things again were not good. Katya even threatened to bite the 12 year old daughter--which is totally out of character for her. Normally she doesn't mess with kids that much older and bigger. When I arrived to pick her up and bring her home, she screamed. She kicked. She sobbed. All the way home. Interspersed with occasional seconds of laughter, and then right back into screaming and kicking.

At home she has spent the majority of the time screeching, crying, and whining. Even her bath--normally something she loves and can linger in for an hour or more, seemed to not soothe her very long. She soon was whining and crying. So she is out and I'm going to rock her and then try to send her to bed early . . .

Please pray for our dear Katya, and pray for Dr. Carson and his staff to have much wisdom. It's looking like a long, long week lays ahead of us. Pray for our faith to fail not.


Carolyn said...

Praying for Katya and for strength for the family; this is so hard. God bless and keep you close.


Hevel Cohen said...

Keeping you all in my thoughts.