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A new Look!

After a bit of prodding from my sister I’ve changed the look of my blog. I really like it but wish I could change two things. The size of the font/type and a more clear photo of the shield. If anyone knows how to do this I would love to know! 😉

Enjoy the new look!

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New discoveries and Old realizations

Updates have been few and far between these days because there isn’t much to update.

Rosario has been excited about the warmer weather. She takes full advantage of sun-filled days by either taking a walk with Angelica or sitting outside with Uncle Bill, who is the uncle of our dear family friends. Rosario has been hanging out with Uncle Bill several days a week. Sometimes she reads to him and sometimes she just listens. Rosario is learning a lot from Uncle Bill. He has a great wealth of insight, knowledge and wisdom as a retired deacon. Thanks to afternoons with Uncle Bill, regular attendance of weekday Mass, and continued counseling, Rosario is discovering a new spirituality – a more quiet and simple way of living – that has helped her embrace her current circumstances.

We are in a bit of a holding pattern in regards to the legal proceedings. The pre-trial date in April was anti-climactic. It keeps getting rescheduled – this time for June 15. We have been hoping for a guilty plea so as to avoid a trial but that isn’t likely to happen. The trial is set for sometime in August. We’ll keep you posted on developments. Please continue to pray for the trial and all involved. Pray especially that the defendant will have a conversion of heart. It would be a miracle if she did, but we know all things are possible with God. Pray also for Rosario who is not looking forward to testifying at trial, but realizes it is inevitable. We have been learning to trust God and His mercy in regards to this aspect of the process.

Thank you for continuing this journey with Rosario and our family.

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Keep the Prayers coming for Adam Skorka!

Here’s the latest carepages update on Adam. Thank you for your prayers and please keep them coming!

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Day 12 Pittsburg

Adam had a very rough night last night. Over the past several days he has had tummy pain that comes goes but yesterday it got much worse. He couldn’t tolerate any formula in his stomach for long and we finally turned it off completely in the evening. They started him on IV nutrition (TPN) last night as we give his belly a rest. Over the course of the night his “attacks” of tummy pain got worse and he was up most of the night with it. The morphine doesn’t seem to touch that pain. We waited for a consult from the GI docs all day and when they finally arrived they didn’t have much input. They wanted to put a little different feeding tube in him called a GJ tube which would bypass his stomach but we decided to wait on that because we don’t feel like they are addressing the cause of this problem. Every time a new symptom pops up they treat it with another drug and this poor child is now taking way too many of them.

We are very concerned about this tummy thing and each time he had an attack and we asked for the resident to come see him. But by the time they arrive he is back asleep. I think at one point they thought we were nuts. We demanded a belly x-ray and they did it at his bedside about 3:30am.
We also asked for an abdominal ultrasound and that will be done soon. If they don’t find anything we are at a total loss about what’s going on.

He had his “make-up” brain MRI this morning about 7:00 and is still recovering from that anesthesia. After the MRI while he was still sedated they did the lumbar puncture and bone marrow biopsy so he should be pretty sore when he wakes up. He will also have to deal with a sore throat again for a few days from the breathing tube during MRI.

It has been a very long night and we are just waiting on results at this point. It’s frustrating and scary to not know what’s going on with his belly. And we have been frustrated with the doctors the last few days as each one as his or her own specialty and defers to others when it doesn’t fall exactly in their area. We need one of them to step up and take control and look at the big picture. So far only Joe and I are doing that and I’m thinking we’re probably not qualified to be making some of the decisions that they have left to us…

Please pray for guidance for these docs and for us. This sweet baby needs to not hurt anymore and start trusting again. He’s so paranoid if anyone comes in the room. “What are they gonna do?” “Is it going to hurt?” “Will there be tape”? “When is it done?” It’s just so heartbreaking.

I was able to spend most of yesterday with the kids. I miss them so much and wish I could keep them all here with us. My heart hurt so much when I had to leave them. But my heart hurt when I had to leave Adam, too. When will this end?
Thank you for checking in on us and for your continued prayers.
With so much love for you all,
Katie and Joe

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