Prayer Request for Katherine

20 Dec

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**** UPDATED CONTINUALLY – PLEASE CHECK BACK TO SEE LATEST STATUS IN ORDER OF RECEIPT *****

Everyone,

“Our Dear friends’ beautiful 13 year old daughter, Katherine, is in the pediatric ICU tonight with a sudden and unknown illness. She checked into the local hospital on Wednesday morning but today was transferred to a major hospital in the city as initial attempts at identification of the cause and treatment failed and her condition continued to worsen. Doctors originally were thinking viral meningitis, but that has now been ruled out.  This wonderfully faithful family needs a miracle tonight!  Thanks in advance, and God bless.”

I just got this message tonight regarding a beautiful young lady I know personally. I realize that all of your are not Catholic or even Christian, but the Lord hears all prayers. Please lift her up in you prayers tonight, even if it is for just a short moment to close your eyes and ask God to watch over her and/or heal her. You may never realize the difference prayer can make. I have experienced it personally and am making this request of you because I know firsthand what a difference every single prayer will make. With the human doctors stumped, only the divine physician can truly help her. If you are not sure what or how to pray – I have included my own personal prayer for her below.

Dear Lord,
I beg you to watch over this child and care for her, I humbly request that your grant her physicians skill and wisdom, her nurses fortitude and caring, and her parents faith and hope. May you please send angels to stand guard at her bedside, and the Holy Spirit to envelop the family and bring them what peace and hope they are able to accept.
Amen.

God Bless You All, and most especially please bless Katherine –

Colin

UPDATE ON KATHRYN

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Kathryn made it through last night!

Kathryn’s fever is still up and down. The rash she had is starting to clear up with the steroids. Additional X-rays were taken overnight. We should start getting test results back today on all the tests that were ran yesterday. Doctors have already been in this morning making more evaluations on symptoms and progress.

Kathryn is opening her eyes and can speak in short words when the oxygen mask is removed.

The family wanted to pass along how thankful they are to all of you for your continued prayers and support. Please continue storming the gates of heaven with your prayers!!

****** THANK YOU & MAY GOD PROVIDE US STRENGTH ******

POSTED ON 12.21.13 @ 1:02PM

UPDATE ON KATHRYN (From her Family)

The doctors are doing a Bone Marrow sample today. It will be a bit tricky because of the pneumonia and fluid in her lungs, but it is needed to find out what is causing all these issues.

She is starting to get some color back in her skin and is starting to talk in more complete sentences. Kathryn was asking questions like

” Where am I”
“Can I go to the bathroom”

She is smiling and can now raise her arm to touch her face.These are all good signs!! But the main concern is what is causing all of this and will it happen again.

More updates to come as we are made aware of them. Thank you for your continued prayers!

UPDATE ON KATHRYN:

POSTED ON: 12.21.13 @ 6:18PM

Bone Marrow sample has been done, due to the weekend and the holidays the results will not be in until Monday, December 23, 2013.

Kathryn had two of her sisters visit with her today. (Kassidy & Kimberly). They had an AWESOME visit. Kathryn was smiling and laughing with them. Symptoms seem to be improving but all of the results that have come back from the test so far are all showing up negative, so we still do not know what has caused all of these issues.

The doctors have advised Kyle and Kathy that they will be in the hospital until after Christmas. Hopefully if Kathryn continues to improve they will be able to move her out of the ICU before Christmas.

POSTED ON: 12.22.13 @ 12:16PM

***** AN UPDATE ON KATHRYN ******

Good Morning Everyone

As the test results start coming in, the Doctors are starting to narrow it down to what is causing these symptoms. The Doctors have determined that we are dealing with an autoimmune disease, they have narrowed it down to five that it could be, but they are waiting on the results from the bone marrow sample to officially label it. The bone marrow testing results will not be in until Monday afternoon at best.

So here is where we are, Kathryn is on a very high dosage of steroids at this time. This is making her comfortable for now. The Doctors have done this until they can identify what disease they they are dealing with. Once the disease is identified then they will start the proper treatment. As they begin the treatment they will back down on the steroids and pray that the treatment starts working or all the symptoms would return.

The plan is to have the disease identified on Monday and start treatment, if it does well than maybe move Kathryn into a regular room sometime on Tuesday or Wednesday. SO WE PRAY THE TREATMENT WORKS ONCE THE DISEASE IS IDENTIFIED!

Many people have asked about visitation. At this time ONLY IMMEDIATE family may visit one at a time because she is in ICU.

When she gets into a regular room you can make plans to visit her. I also was asked about making cards for her, I think that is an AWESOME plan. I would tell those individuals that are interested in doing that, to go ahead and start, so that the cards would be ready for when she its into the regular room, we pray that it is before Christmas Day, but there are no guarantees on that.

If she is in her regular room for Christmas, the family plans on having Christmas as a family in her room, we pray that will be the case.

***** AS SOON AS WE KNOW WHEN SHE WILL BE IN A REGULAR ROOM I WILL POST IT IMMEDIATELY!! ******

Please continue to pray for a proper identification of the disease and for the treatments to work once they are started early next week.
MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT!!!

Your thoughts and prayers ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE!

Bless you all,

Colin

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31 Responses to “Prayer Request for Katherine”

  1. Fr. Eddie Tatro † December 20, 2013 at 11:32 pm #

    Reblogged this on Bishop Eddie Tatro's Study and commented:
    Please if you would take just a moment to pray for this precious child.

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  2. HollandTraveler Esther December 21, 2013 at 12:03 am #

    Bless Katherine.My prayer is with her.

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  3. WI Catholic December 21, 2013 at 12:22 am #

    Something is nagging at me… I have no idea what her symptoms are, but remember a young girl I took care of long ago… Reyes Syndrome is running through my mind… It is rare…. if you think it worth looking into, please feel free to pass it along (NOT claiming to know anything, but we also began with menigitis, etc, and the MD I was working with had just HAPPENED to have read something on it a month before, and tested for it…) Regardless, I will add my prayers for this child to be healed. God bless!

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    • cc70458 December 21, 2013 at 1:17 am #

      Thank you very much. I will see to it that it is passed on. Thank you so much for your prayers and your advice. I will let you know if that turns out to be the case.

      God Bless You!
      -Colin

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      • Anonymous December 21, 2013 at 11:43 am #

        I know armchair doctoring is less than useful, but … my mother-in-law had symptoms of meningitis and was fading fast before they realized it was a pituitary tumor. It wasn’t an easy diagnosis. Our prayers are with her.

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  4. prayingforoneday December 21, 2013 at 4:13 am #

    Reblogged this on Looking for reasoning to a complicated world and commented:
    I would as anyone with an ounce of love in their heart to pray and hope for this young girl who is in a serious condition with an unknown illness. Please keep this kid in your thoughts at this time. She is a daughters friend of Colin. At this time of the year families come together with love and joy, this family can`t. Shaun.

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  5. ramblingsfromamum December 21, 2013 at 4:58 am #

    My thoughts are with your little girl. I am not religious, but I have said a prayer for her.

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    • cc70458 December 21, 2013 at 12:56 pm #

      Most especially – Thank you. It really is the moment of compassion and thought that counts. Whether you are religious or not God hears your hearts call and it is making a difference. She made it through the night with some improvement. Please don’t stop just yet as she is not out of the woods.

      Bless You,
      -Colin

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      • ramblingsfromamum December 22, 2013 at 3:01 am #

        You are welcome Colin – I hope that she recovers and that you and your family are all together healthy and happy soon.

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  6. tlohuis December 21, 2013 at 5:55 am #

    I don’t understand why my comment won’t go through?

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  7. tlohuis December 21, 2013 at 5:57 am #

    I’ve already said my first prayer for Katherine. I know first hand the power of prayer. It works. People, please pray for this precious child. I’ll keep you and your beautiful Katherine in my thoughts and prayers.

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    • cc70458 December 21, 2013 at 12:53 pm #

      Thank you! I too have been in a similar situation and know firsthand the power of prayer and the realities of miracles. I’ll be posting an update shortly on Katherine. I hope it will encourage you to keep praying, it is working!

      Bless You!
      Colin

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      • tlohuis December 21, 2013 at 1:42 pm #

        Still praying for Katherine and I won’t stop. I feel a Christmas miracle coming on. Hang in there, be strong. I know it’s hard, probably the most difficult thing you’ve ever had to do, but you CAN do this. I’m not only praying for your precious daughter, Katherine, my prayers are for you, the rest of her family and friends, as well.
        God Bless my friend,
        Tammy

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      • cc70458 December 21, 2013 at 2:05 pm #

        Thank you Tammy – She’s actually the daughter of some very dear and close friends. But more than close enough for me to feel deeply personally affected by the tragedy. I find the suffering of children to be one of the hardest things to endure as a father of 4 myself. Thank you for your continued prayers and I hope she will see christmas morning from a regular ward instead of the ICU (But I would be thrilled to death by a complete healing). I will keep posting updates as I get them from the family, so that you can see what a difference you are making with your prayers. Hopefully her suffering can serve as an inspiration of all at christmastime the power of both faith and prayer and remind us that we are workers in His field together.

        Bless You,
        Colin

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      • tlohuis December 21, 2013 at 8:04 pm #

        Yes, as a mother of 4 myself and watching my brother lose his 14 year old son in a tragic, senseless car accident, believe me I understand. I’ve knocked on heaven’s door a few times and I can tell you for sure it was the power of prayer that brought me through. Can’t explain it, but I could feel it. My prayers will continue.
        I’ll put my own suffering from chronic illnesses aside and not complain about them at this time because I’ll be praying and concentrating on Katherine. Close friends kids seem to be like our own. Hang in there. God is listening and I believe there are tons of people praying for this precious girl’s recovery.

        God Bless and thank you for the upates,
        Tammy

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      • cc70458 December 21, 2013 at 8:28 pm #

        Thank you so very much Tammy!

        She is showing signs of recovery and the doctors still don’t know what she’s recovering from! they’re waiting on more test results!

        I know what is bringing her back, and whether others can admit it or not – when large numbers of people pray it is scientifically shown to have very positive effects on the outcome. Your prayers and the prayers of others for her this holiday are likely the most important christmas gift anyone will give this year, and the most beautiful one anyone will receive.

        Thank you Again for taking the time to pray for her – I continue praying that she will be out of ICU and up and about in time for Christmas morning in a regular room so she can have her whole family with her. It would make it a Christmas for them to always cherish – and every person who prayed for her shares equally in that.

        God Bless You,
        Colin

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      • tlohuis December 21, 2013 at 8:43 pm #

        That is exactly what is going to happen. And, I agree with you on the whole thing about the power of prayer. Like I said, I’ve felt it. I know it. It is true and it works. Nothing worse than seeing a child so critically ill and not knowing why makes it even worse. Glad to hear she is showing signs of improvement. I’ll be praying…………………..:)
        Keep the faith! God’s got this.

        God Bless and let your friend know that I am praying and praying for his/her daughter, sweet Katherine.

        Tammy

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  8. M E McMahon December 21, 2013 at 6:02 am #

    I’ve said a prayer and will continue to pray that Katherine gets well. How hard it is to hear of a young child undergoing the pain of a life-threatening illness. My thoughts are with her and please send her our love.

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    • cc70458 December 21, 2013 at 12:48 pm #

      Thank you – as a father of 4 my heart breaks when I see a child in such dire straits both for the child and for her parents. Your prayers are appreciated more than you will even know.

      Bless You!
      Colin

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      • M E McMahon December 21, 2013 at 3:12 pm #

        I’ll continue praying, but keep us updated!

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      • cc70458 December 21, 2013 at 4:26 pm #

        Thank you! I will continue to update this blog post to reflect her status as the family releases it! Thank you! and her family thanks you!

        Bless You!
        -Colin

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  9. Susan Irene Fox December 21, 2013 at 8:28 am #

    Praying now for wisdom for her doctors, compassion for all those attending her, and for our Great Physician to bring His healing hands to her body, her family and her entire situation.

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    • bittygirl51 December 21, 2013 at 9:53 am #

      I will agree in prayer with your for a total healing in the precious name of Jesus.

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      • cc70458 December 21, 2013 at 12:42 pm #

        Thank you All!

        Bless You,
        Colin

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    • cc70458 December 21, 2013 at 12:46 pm #

      Thank You!

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  10. socialawareness2013 December 21, 2013 at 8:59 pm #

    Reblogged this on Social Awareness.

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  11. starrystez December 22, 2013 at 4:02 am #

    I am praying for Katherine and all of you xx

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  12. emmeunrestrained December 22, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

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