Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Pray for Katie Barker

Tim and Katie came to visit this past weekend. We had a wonderful time with them. But Friday night Katie's eye started to really hurt and water alot. The pain got so extreme through the night that she went to go visit a doctor here in Chicago. They gave her drops for her eye and told her that it was an "Ulcer of the eye" The pain got better, but her eye began to swell. Tim drove them home and they immediately went to the emergency room and then to a specialist. I don't know all of the details, but I know that they are concerned about her vision. PLEASE PRAY that she will be ok and that her vision will not be affected. She then went downtown to John's Hopkins. They said there was an infection. They created an eyedrop especially for her. They are very strong adn she takes them every hour- even through the night. She has to go back for a daily follow up. Right now she can't really see anything out of that eye. She won't know anything for sure about her vision for a few weeks. There is a concern of permanant scaring.

Again please pray for strength and wisdom for Tim and Katie.
I will try to update you when I hear anything more from Tim.

Thank you for your prayers and support. I know it means a lot to them right now.

9 comments:

Tim & Kristen said...

Thanks for the post. We will be praying for Katie and Tim.

Kristin said...

Julie, Thanks for the info! We'll be praying. Keep us updated.

LMLogan said...

thanks for the update hun! I've been wanting to call her but knew she's dealing w/ alot as it is! let her know we're praying for her!

TwoMuths said...

I'm glad you posted this. I will be praying for Katie & Tim!

Suz said...

We're praying! Please keep us posted. Very scary.

juliechall said...

I appreciate the update, Jules. We'll be praying and looking forward to hearing the next update. Hope you are doing well,
Julie

Conleys said...

We'll be praying for her. After experiencing a painful eye infection myself, I can empathize with the pain and not having access to the right eye medications. The pain ranked right up there with labor. Praise the Lord she's in such a 'medically advanced' city to get the help she needs. Keep us posted!

Karis said...

These kind of things are so unexpected, and it reminds me to be thankful for health. I'm glad you posted so we can be praying for them.

journeyer said...

Dear Julie - and all of you that have been praying. Thank you so so much. I really enjoyed being able to get this blog to see the comments. It was honestly so encouraging, and it brought me hope, that God would be able to answer so many prayers by people really all over the country. I am making progress, but we are still praying that I will be able to regain the clarity of my vision. You can see my blog for a bit more of a post. Again, thank you all so much. Please keep praying as this may take a couple more weeks. Katie Barker