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“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.
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.
God Bless You All, and most especially please bless Katherine –
UPDATE ON KATHRYN
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,