Katia, a glimpse...
Like an onion, Katia's issues will be addressed layer by layer.
When we first came home, Katia's seizures were the main problem but many other of her needs began to be explored and will be addressed in another few months. But her second big issue was her malnutrition and feeding. Her seizures are fairly well controlled now and she is no longer malnourished! Yay...she has put on 12 pounds since we were in the Ukraine.
With seizures controlled, with clear lungs and with food and fat reserves, Katia can have the g tube surgery along with the wrapping of the stomach around the esophagus to prevent reflux.
But of course, I can't explain it to her and properly prepare her for what will happen tomorrow and the pain she will wake up feeling. Our dear Russian speaking friend told her all about it in Russian, we just don't know what she understands of any language.
Please pray for her, that she will be comforted and protected by God and that the surgery will be very successful. Pray for the needs of all of our children as they will be putting in some long days at the hospital. Thanking you in advance for your willing prayers with us for her.
Next layer, joints!