6.08.2012

Update

The past few days have been a whirlwind. We've had a few good moments but a lot of hard ones too. Last night it was hard for Erik and I to pull our eyes away from the monitors. Things were not looking great, but it's almost 24 hours later and Lucy is resting better than she has for the past several nights.

Human emotions are a crazy thing. One moment Erik and I can be sobbing uncontrollably and then in a snap talking about making the bed. The tears come fast and heavy. And then we find strength that is unexplainable to make it through the next moment.

We spent a good deal of time today talking to doctors. I am begging for a schedule..a plan. But the reality is that there is nothing at all we can plan. Nothing.

We will remain in the hospital until Lucy is stable enough to come home. The goal is to get her home as soon as possible so that we can spend some good time together as a family. For that to happen everyone agrees that a full course of antibiotics to treat meningitis needs to be administered. That will happen over the next week with an evaluation at the end to determine if another week is necessary.

Thank you for your continued prayers, love and support.

115 comments:

  1. Praying so very hard for all of you guys!

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  2. The Jackson's are praying for your family everyday!

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  3. That is good to hear that she is resting better. Prayers are being said for sure. Can you tell us specific things to pray for?

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  4. Praying so hard for comfort for all of you both physical, mental and spiritual.

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  5. Thank you for updating Kate. Praying that the antibiotics will work and sweet Lucy can come home. Praying for sustained strength for your family. Wish there was more we could do for you!

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  6. Praising God that Lucy is resting comfortably tonight. We will continue to pray for mercy and peace for your family and that your family will be able to be home together soon. Wish there was more that we could do, but if the only thing we can do is pray then you can count on us to pray faithfully for all of you!

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  7. Kristen FriedlandJune 8, 2012 at 10:10 PM

    Thank you for taking the time to update us! So many prayers are being said for Lucy and for you and the rest of your family. May you feel His love around you constantly! We will continue to pray!

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  8. Thinking of you and your family Kate. I am from Ontario, Canada and have been following Lucy's story from the beginning. Thanks for continuing to share even though I am sure it is hard. Keeping Lucy and your family in my prayers.

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  9. I will continue to pray for the good moments. There is not an hour that goes by that I do not think of and pray for sweet Lucy and your family. I have cried many tears for you and hope that you know that there are an abundance of prayer warriors praying for your family and amazing Lucy, lifting you up during the bad moments.

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  10. Continuing to lift you all in prayer!

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  11. Thank you so much for the update, for taking time out to think of all of us even with all you have going on! You and Lucy have been on my mind so much; praying continuously for Lucy and your family.

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  12. Thanking God for the little things and begging Him for BIG ones. Bless ur heart, Kate. If it is any consolation to u, please know that u r on the hearts and minds of just about everyone in Covington. Everyone seems to be united in prayer for Lucy. I am continuing to pray and hold on the the hope of a miracle, because I believe God. As always, if I can do anything other than pray, please let me know.

    Much love, tears, hope, and prayers,
    The Bolton Bunch

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  13. Although we've never met, I have followed your blog from the very beginning of Lucy's diagnosis! Thank you so much for an update! I know your days are so busy and the last thing you want to do is update your blog...but it is good to hear how y'all are doing and hear specific prayer needs! We are praying consistently for your sweet family!

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  14. Still praying so hard for your family and your precious little girl Lucy. Praying there are more good days ahead so you all can go home soon!

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  15. Where there is great love, there are miracles.
    Willa Cather

    Praying without end for your great love to produce and even greater miracle.

    God bless the Krull Family

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  16. my heart hurts for all of you. there is nothing i can say but know that i will pray that God's will be done, He know each and every need. Here in Ontario Canada iam part of a huge event called Relay for life in a few weeks ..i will light a candle and pray for Lucy. huge hugs

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  17. May you continue to find strength in the difficult times, light in the darkness, and peace in the times ahead. God bless you.

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  18. Thanking God for every small but amazing triumph Lucy is having and praying for a miracle. Praying and begging God for comfort, protection and strength for all of your family. And I'm especially praying that Lucy is able to come home SOON!!

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  19. It's so hard to know what your sweet Lucy is experiencing and you too. Continuing to pray for all of you. Glad to hear she should be able to spend time at home.

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  20. Praying strength, wisdom, and the peace that only God can give...

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  21. Praying you and your family feel the arms of God wrapped around you. Thank you for sharing your heart with us and letting us pray with you and for you. Special prayers for sweet Ella too...,such a great big sister!

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  22. You are on my mind all the time, I keep checking the blog for updates. Thank you so much for taking the time to do so. Continued prayers for you all.

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  23. My family has been praying for your family since February of last year. As a mother my heart is breaking for you. We lost my nephew to cancer almost six years ago. I will never understand it. Praying for strength and understanding of God's will...and of course, for sweet Lucy's comfort and for no suffering.

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  24. Thank u so much for taking the time to update us. All of u r n my thoughts, prayers and n my heart
    Ms Renee

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  25. Praying you feel God's arms wrapped around you and your family. Special prayers too for sweet Ella...what a great big sister! Thank you for sharing your heart with us Kate....

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  26. Thank you so much for posting an update. Please know that your family, especially Lucy, is being wrapped in prayer. Thinking of your family continually. Prayers and Love.

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  27. I am thinking of you all every day and keeping you all in my prayers. I hope you all find peace. I haven't met you face to face, but I adore you all so much. May God bless you and I'm sending so many prayers and positive thoughts your way. If there is anything I can do, please let me know.

    The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
    Psalms 18:2

    With all my prayers and love,
    Susan

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  28. You are blanketed in prayers.

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  29. Kate- I am praying harder these last few
    Days for Lucy than I have ever prayed in my life. I cannot stop thinking of your family And I don't even know you personally. Thank you for taking the time to update all of us. I'm praying for a miracle for Lucy and strength for all of her family.

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  30. Praying that Lucy is able to come home soon. Praying for all of you.

    Cathy
    Arnold, MO

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  31. I just found your blog this week. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God'sblessings to your family.

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  32. My heart hurts for you Kate and Erik and Jack.... and Ella. Sweet Ella. Our little family is thinking of you and praying for peace and comfort for everyone who loves Lu. She is everyone's little girl right now.

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  33. I just came across your blog and want you to know I am praying for your family. After seeing some pictures on here I believe i had several classes with you at U of M (communication major). I can't imagine what you and your family are going through but stay strong!
    Prayers for Lucy!!!

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  34. My mind has been stuck on Lucy, and you all day. My heart is heavy. I want so badly to take away all of your pain. But I'm praying hard. I've found myself begging with God. for a miracle. and you know what. it will happen. Gods grace is always enough. I love you guys.

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  35. Praying, just praying

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  36. Praising God for your good moments! Continuing to pray for whatever y'all need. You have thousands of prayer warriors lifting your family up. Love.

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  37. Still praying for a miracle...

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  38. Praying for Lucy to come home soon! Praying that you will all be together again at home and be able to spend time together as a family....loving on your children, finding joy in the small moments, and comfort in the Lord. Many, many, many heartfelt thoughts, hugs, and prayers are being sent each day.

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  39. Thank you for the update Kate. Praying for you guys to have some wonderful family time and for Lucy to get to go home quickly...and of course for a miracle. Much love from Cullman, AL.

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  40. Thank you so much for the update. I Cannot seem to get yall off of my mind. Praying hard daily....

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  41. Praising God that Lucy is resting well. Praying for your sweet girl constantly, for God's healing and the miracle I know he can make happen. We love you all and Lucy has touched thousands of people. Just know your little girl is being prayed for by so many people. May God wrap is arms around you all and you feel his comfort, strength, understanding, peace and mercy. Many prayers, tears and hugs being sent your way.

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  42. My favorite verse in the bible is Jermiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord plans to prosper and not to harm you plans to give you a future"

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  43. Thank you so much for updating us, Kate. As you can see from so many quick responses, God really has your family on a lot of people's hearts...we are here for you, praying fervently for a perfect miracle.

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  44. Praying for you and your family.

    Traci and Emerson

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  45. Please God, give this family a miracle. Please give them strength and peace. In Jesus name, Amen.

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  46. Thank you for taking the time to give an update. I find your family on my mind so much these days and I always pause and lift your family up to my heavenly Father. Praying for grace for you and Erik and comfort for sweet Lucy!

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  47. My heart hurts for you and for your whole family. I cannot stop thinking about you all and praying for a miracle. I have requested continuous prayer from my church family to yours since I first learned of Lucy's diagnosis. You are an amazing family and have impacted so many people with your faith. I am in a constant conversation with God and begging for mercy for Lucy.

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  48. So thankful that Lucy is peaceful! I am continuing to keep you all in my thoughts and prayers! May you and Erik have peace and comfort and wisdom to manage Lucy's care, that Lucy is comfortable, that you are able to have those precious moments with your family , but most of all for a miracle.

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  49. Thinkflwrs / LaurieJune 8, 2012 at 11:12 PM

    Kate, thank you for taking the time to update your blog "family". So many of us do not know you personally, but your family has become our family. I am constantly praying for your family....for peace...compassion....for mercy...for God's love and strength to pulse through you and Erik. For Ella and Jack. For.... precious Lucy. You have touched so many people by sharing....Lucy's life has been a witness....Thinking and praying for you.

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  50. Praying every chance I get for your sweet girl!

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  51. Thank you for the update and hugs to you all!
    "family" from Oregon

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  52. Continuing to lift you, Erik, Ella, Jack and Lucy in prayer.

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  53. Praying that you can bring your baby home. I have thought of sweet Lucy and your family often since you posted that she is sick again. It breaks my heart to think of all that your family has had to endure. I pray that you all find peace. I pray for mercy.

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  54. I think I focus more on you during the day than on my own life. it just seems more important these days. My thoughts are always with you.

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  55. Thanks for rhe update, have had your family on my mind all day! Glad Lucy is resting better. Were praying for your family.

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  56. Praying that you continue to have the strength to get through the hard times ,and that you continue to smile in the good. You all have touched so many lives. Just remember God still hears and answers prayers.

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  57. Thank you for updating. I've been thinking about Lucy all day and am praying unceasingly for all of you. May God pour out his infinite grace and mercy upon your family.

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  58. Thank you for the update! We've had yall on our minds and hearts all day. Glad Lucy is resting better! Will continue to pray!

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  59. Hello Kate,

    Thank you so much for the update. Too be honest, I check several times a day...even in the middle of the night if I'm up. Thoughts of not only Lucy but your whole family comsume me! I just feel so helpless and sad I can't do something...ANYTHING to make any of this better. I'm SOOO SORRY Kate!!!

    I'm glad Lucy is resting a little better tonight. I hope the meds work welll and fast so you can get your girl home a.s.a.p. I pray for your and Eric's strength, for Lucy not to feel ANY pain, comfort for Ella and Jack and time for you all to enjoy some precious moments together as a family with memories that will last a lifetime.

    I know you receive a lot of posts from stranger who have not only fallen in love with Lucy but with your whole family!! I feel the same way!! I first read your blog just before Lucy became ill. Through YOUR thoughts and pictures, I fell in love with Lucy and I held (and still do) and Eric in the highest regards! I am in awe of your grace and strength..especially now!!!

    Kate....if there is ANYTHING I cam do for you or your family. PLEASE let me know!! Like I said before, I am here for you and am still a phone call, e-mail or text away!! xo

    I think of you all often and have NOT stopped praying for a miracle for Lucy!!
    God Bless You Kate!!
    Love.
    Jenn

    P.S. Please tell Lucy I said hello and ask her if she wanted me to send her anything from Canada,

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  60. thank you kate for the update :(

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  61. Stumbled upon your blog quite by accident because of our shared last name... Praying for your girl, and your family. Thank you for sharing your story and your faith. Praying.

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  62. Thinking about you today in Arkansas.

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  63. Praying for your family! I pray that God will give you strength to get through this. Glad to her that Lucy is resting well tonight and I am praying she gets to come home real soon!

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  64. Thinking and praying for you and your sweet daughter.

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  65. You're family definitely seems like a part of all of our families. We hurt for Lucy as well. We cry, we pray, we hope, we ask God for a miracle to happen, because I know He can spare this child and completely heal her.

    I, too, check your blog for any updates on Lucy, as we all sit here wanting to know what is happening. You are not alone, though I will never even attempt to know how you feel...but I hope you feel all of our prayers. I also pray that blogging is some sort of outlet for you.

    If you did need anything AT ALL, just let us know on here or facebook. Any of us could and would do anything you needed in a heartbeat and bring whatever to you. You have a family larger than you know, Kate.

    Much love.
    Rebecca

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  66. Your beautiful family is in our hearts and we thank you for sharing update with us. We are all truly touched by your words which are always so heartfelt and honest. You are an inspiration to us all, and we wish so much we could do something to take away this nightmare for your family. Praying for only sweet dreams, real rest and true comfort for precious Lucy..

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  67. If you ever wonder the profound effect this little girl has had on the world look at the counter at the bottom of your blog. She has touched so many hearts and has so many people praying for her and her family. You are amazing God has a plan through all of this even though right now I am sure that you are hating his plan I am certainly not liking it. However he makes no mistakes and Lucy is going to continue to do Gods work for years to come through others that have been touched by her life. I am so sorry for the pain your are going through right now I truly can't imagine but just know I am praying for each of you. Praying for things to continue to go in the direction of getting Lucy HOME.

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  68. Dearest Kate, So grateful for the update, I have been holding my breath waiting to hear something/anything any bit of information on Lucy. My heart is heavy and hopeful at the same time. I've been walking around Bartlett for the last few days in a fog over this situation. Everyone is sending you such wonderful messages and I find myself completely unable to write with eloquence tonight. I just want to say to you one more time that I love Lucy, you and your entire family. God does make miracles, and I am praying for one for Lucy. I will not stop asking, praying, begging for one of his miracles period. My friend Brandi (Mignard) sent me a message to make sure I knew what was happening, she knew I would want to know. We are both FaceBooking our love for Lu, and praying for her comfort and a that the antibiotics will be their job quickly. We just want Lucy home. Sending you healing HUGS and prayers. ~ Jodi Ball

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  69. all my love and prayers from mexico, i'm catholic and i really believe in god but i also believe in mother mary because she's the mother of god and at the place where i live we have "la virgen de la luz" which means "virgin of light" and lucy means light so i'm praying for a miracle

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  70. Praying, praying, praying for your sweet girl!

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  71. Praying for you and sending special prayers for Ella. I was her age when my best friend died of a terminal illness. We were like sisters as we both were only children and the only girls our age in our neighborhood. Love to her and all of you during this difficult time.

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  72. Courtney RichardJune 9, 2012 at 12:17 AM

    Thank so very much for updating us. I check often. I have fallen in love with your precious family. Please know that I am praying for your family. My 5 and 4 year old girls ask of Lucy often and we stop to pray together. Praying for peace, comfort and continued strength for you and Erik.

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  73. The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord lift his countenance upon you and bring you peace. The Lord make his grace to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you.

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  74. Prayers from Huntsville, Alabama...extra prayers for Ella...

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  75. Constantly thinking about your family and praying! As I read thru some of the comments tonight, I noticed that your writing and Lucy's story has gone all the way to HAITI!!! I know you said before that you read all these comments...just wanted you to read again...Lucy is making her mark on the WORLD! Sweet Sweet Lucy =)
    I HATE that y'all are going thru this..I like others cant imagine what you are feeling as a mother. I did this before but especially now, I sit and watch my little 3yr old girl sleep & just pray over her constantly...Sometimes we just don't realize until stories like Lucy's how blessed we all are. I hurt for you and your family! I pray for comfort and peace for Lucy so she can be home with you and the family. I pray for you, Erik, Precious Ella and Sweet Jack for peace as well. Thank you so much for updating us!

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  76. Praying for all of you to have comfort and peace; Hoping for a miracle for Lucy; and Guidance and Wisdom for the medical staff.

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  77. Michelle in AustraliaJune 9, 2012 at 1:02 AM

    Well said Laurie. You said exactly what I wanted to say!

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  78. it is hard to believe all of this.. and i like everyone on here check your blog daily but lately i have checked it more than daily, multiple times a day.. wanting an update, wanting you to tell us she is going to be OK. you have strength and faith that is so admirable. over easter last year (not this past but the easter after lucy was diagnosed) i found myself lying in bed one morning thinking of you and Lucy- the next thing I know I am preparing an easter package for Lucy and sending it on its way.. your family , your daugher, has stolen my heart . i want so badly to understand how the cancer returned so quickly, so suddenly after such a good report- and i know you want to understand that also and i know you probably ask the doctors those very questions.. i cannot thank you enough for your posts and updates. although so many unanswered questions, it is so comforting to hear from you. in our prayers forever and always

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  79. Kate, thank you so much for updating us. You and your family have been in my prayers for the last year. You are an amazing person. Your story has touched the lives of many. I'm in constant awe of your openness and grace! Lucy is constantly crossing my mind. May the Lord bless you, and keep you. May he look upon you, and grant all of you peace! With much love from Oregon.

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  80. Praying for sweet Lucy and the rest of you.
    Kelley

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  81. Thanks for the update. I've been checking the site regularly. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May God's mercy and grace abound.

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  82. Kate I am so glad that you have had some good times the past few days. We are still praying continuously(sp?). We pray for Lucy, and we pray for you and Erik. God please keep this sweet family in your arms and hold them tight. Continue to show them how much you love them. In the name of your precious son Jesus AMEN.

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  83. Sylvia in CaliforniaJune 9, 2012 at 2:54 AM

    Your precious family is in my thoughts and prayers. I wish you all strength and peace.

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  84. I'm sorry that on top of the cancer you're having to deal with meningitis.
    Prayers from Germany!

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  85. Thank our wonderful God, and His beautiful Son for giving Lucy better rest than previous nights. My prayer at this moment for Lucy and all of you is
    May all the blesings God can bring be gathered with the hand of Spring
    and strewn accross your path each day as Jesus guides you on your way
    May shadows of your broken dreams be always lightened by sunbeams
    and you receive the very best of all that God for us has blessed

    Believe that He will heal Lucy from her disease, He has the power to bring into existance that which does not exist. He can do that whicht is not possible for man to do.

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  86. Came here via Kelly's blog. Prayers for you and your Lucy. Hugs from Southern California.

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  87. My heart hurts for you... Thank you for your strength and transparency. I will be praying for your sweet Lucy and praying God gives you all exactly what you need.

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  88. I'm praying for all of you.

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  89. Thank you for the update. I find myself thinking of you often with tears in my eyes. I wake up and you are first on my mind and I send a prayer up to God that he provide peace and comfort to Lucy, you and your family.

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  90. Anne from Greer, SCJune 9, 2012 at 6:41 AM

    Kate - I am in awe of all the prayers and comments below, as I'm sure you are as well. Our Lord is already blessing Lucy and all of us. You are all fighters and will get through each day as He will carry you through every moment. I struggle to find the understanding of all of this, but I'm praying for abundance in blessings to you and your family. Constant prayers for little Lucy and your children that they will heal and find laughter! May all the angels in heaven surround your precious family when you most need it!

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  91. Thank you for the update Kate. I find myself thinking about all of you several times a day. I hope you can feel all of the prayers surrounding your family and I hope that it gives you a little bit of strength and peace and that you can feel everyone's love for your family. Praying every day. Love, hugs, and prayers always.

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  92. Laurie has said everything that I wanted to say! Our 2.5 yr old and I pray for you all every night and love you from Athens, AL (((HUGS)))

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  93. Jenn, I couldn't have said it better. I feel EXACTLY the same as you.

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  94. Praying without ceasing from Nashville!

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  95. Kate- I've been following your blog for awhile now. As a Mom of three, I cannot fathom what you are going through right now. I only pray that you all find peace and comfort and that your sweet Lucy can return to her home to be with you all. I think constantly about your sweet Ella. She seems like an amazing little girl and reminds me so much of my 8 year old daughter. Extra special prayers for her and her healing. Im not sure why these things in life need to happen... and I'm so sorry that you are going through this. I will continue to pray for you all.

    Heather (from NJ)

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  96. Dear Kate, Our prayers are constant for all of you...thank you for continuing to update so that we can pray so specifically for Lucy and each one of you. I will pray that Lucy will be comfortable in these next days and that the course of antibiotics will heal her enough to get her home which will be the best place for her to be. I continue to pray for God to wrap his arms around each of you and to give you the strength that you need. I think of sweet Ella so often and pray that she has comfort during this time of her sweet sister being so ill-many hugs are being sent to her! Hugs to all of you and know that our prayers will not cease. With love from Lisa from NJ

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  97. Thank you for taking the time to give us an update. I have never met you all, but I feel like we have been friends for a long time since I've been reading your blog. I've read it from the beginning of this journey and I wish I didn't have to know you because of this. I have been praying for peace, comfort and strength for you all during this time.

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  98. Dear Krull Family, Thank you for the update! We love you all, and we are praying for you all. Praying, praying, praying and believing with an expectant heart. Praise the Lord for Lucy being able to have a better sleep, than she has in days. We're believing in a miracle for Lucy. God's peace be with you all. With love and care from the Crowther Family, Australia.

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  99. Hugs and many continued prayers for your family!

    Amy

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  100. Thank you, Kate for the update. Everyday for the past 18 months I have read your blog, cried with you, cheered with you, and prayed for you. You all have become a part of our family. Prayers being sent for the antibiotics to kick in asap and get Lucy home. We love you all!! HUGS!

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  101. Stephanie Presley RichardsonJune 9, 2012 at 7:56 AM

    Kate,
    Every time I log into this blog, I see Lucy with her sign in the picture, HOPE. This is what she and your family have given this community and the people around the country that read this blog, HOPE. HOPE that no matter what, we wil have the strength to get through whatever he lays before us. Your blog has touched me so much, when my father died, I was so consumed with how I felt and how I was to cop with this loss, that I never realized how my own fathers mother was feeling. I could only fell my pain. Thank you so much for your honesty in this blog. You have truely helped me make some changes in my life, you have hlep me understand the love a parent has for a child. This blog is a testimony for the people who read it. I dare put a number on how many people you have lead to Christ through this blog, how many people you have helped cop with their on issues. I want to thank you for sharing your life with us, you and your family are truely a blessing. I continue to pray for Lucy, you, Erik, Ella and Jack and I pray that this community continues to have HOPE.

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  102. Well said, Laurie. They say that God never gives us more than we can handle. I know at times in my own life, I found this really hard to believe and to take comfort in. But the hard times make you stronger. I'm in awe of your strength and compassion. Just continue to hold Lucy--there's nothing stronger than a mother's love for a child. There is no safer place to be in this world than in a mother's embrace. I pray for Lucy and your family for peacful days ahead when you are able to bring Lucy home.

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  103. That has been one of my prayers for your family and one that I have asked others to pray; that Lucy will be able to come home and enjoy some time with her family. I will continue to pray for this...

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  104. My heart just is breaks into a million pieces for you and your family. I can't even begin to imagine the strength as a mother you need at a time like this. We are praying for you and your family. May God give Lucy the peace she needs at this time.

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  105. So much outpouring of love and support.....all because of this precious child. This has to be part of God's plan....bringing so many people together in prayer to show us there is still abundant love in people. We have so much madness going on in the world today, but one little girl can bring out so much good in people and bring us together in this, Thank you, Lucy. We love you so much.

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  106. Kate, I do agree with Laurie - Thank You! for sharing - I notice several people say they have been checking through out the day for an update and I find myself doing that. So many prayers for Lucy - Lucy we don't know except through your eyes and pictures but we love her smile and the way she takes in your heart. God is truly using your family to reach many people - we will continue to pray that the sunshine touches Lucy's face - we will pray for a miracle - we will pray that his will be done - that if God should chose that the Angels open their wings to welcome our special little girl as she stands before our father - So much love going out for you and your family at this time...

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  107. What Laurie said is exactly ow so many of us feel. Thank you Laurie for putting into words what so many of us find hard to say.
    Kate we have grown to adore and love your family as our own. Thank you for letting us be a part of our life.

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  108. Hi Kate,
    I am so glad to hear that Lucy was able to have a restful night and I am so glad to hear there are moments when you and Erik feel unexplainable strength. That is God and the presence of the Holy Spirit. Keep looking at Jesus, He is carrying you through all of this.

    Continuing to stand in the gap and seeking a miracle for Lucy.
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  109. We love to hear that God is answering prayer for your moments... Thank you for so unselfishly keeping us updated. You are each in our thoughts and prayers continually. We join you in prayer to bring Lulu quickly to that place where you can bring her home with family. Believing with you...
    Because of Grace,
    Cathy B

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  110. Blessed Kate and family,
    I have followed your story for some time now and was introduced to little Lucy through a bible study companion in my home town. I have no words that are adequate. I find you to be a true profile in courage. May God grant all of you all that you need to meet the days ahead. My family is praying for peace,strength,calm in this storm,no suffering for Lucy. Your story truly humbles all of us. We take so much for granted in this life,but through you we should step back and all realize our many blessings both large and small. May God walk with you and Lucy.

    In our hearts and prayers,

    Sue

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  111. How do you appropriately and adequately express gratitude to a mother who makes the time to update us all while in a near constant state of anguish? It is clear that you have been Lucy's source of strength. I could never be like you...I would be bitter and selfish and unsharing. I am in awe of your strength as a mother. Thank you for sharing your journey with sweet Lucy. I pray for continued strength for you.

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  112. Praying constantly for little Lucy and your family....soft hugs to you.

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