Friday, January 22, 2010

Patience is a virtue!

Happy Friday!

Today is the beginning of a very exciting weekend! It all started with a clinic visit for Elena this morning. The visit went very well! Mainly because that is all it was, a visit. Elena's platelet and red cell counts were still too low to receive any treatment, so we spent some time chatting with old friends and new acquaintances while the doctors readjusted her schedule. The plan moving forward is to check Elena's counts locally on Monday, and if they are good, she will have her last visit of this phase on Wednesday! We would then move on to Delayed Intensification, the last phase before Elena would enter maintenance! :-) DI will be two 28 day cycles with visits once a week. Please pray for Elena's body to recover and for our patience to remain resolute during this period of waiting.

Tonight, Olivia will be hosting a Pizza, Popcorn and Puppet Show Party! The evening promises to be a smashing success with lots of fun had by all! Mommy and Daddy included!! We love this stuff!! It is so wonderful to be able celebrate these milestones along life's winding, and sometimes bumpy road. I believe that they are made even more special in spite of the bumps! :-)

Speaking of bumps in the road, we hope that the Saints have hit all of the bumps they are going to hit this season and that they can finish what they started by bringing a Championship home to the great state of Louisiana! Who Dat Baby! We will be rooting for the home team on Sunday!!

Finally, on Monday afternoon, Olivia will go to the doctor for her 8 year check-up, when did our baby turn 8?, and Elena will have her counts checked once again. Please pray for these visits and that all is well with Liv as she continues to grow and learn, and that Elena's counts have rebounded enough to continue her treatment.

Thank you for all that you do and for taking the time to check in on us!

In Him,
The Tates

"I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us." Romans 8:18


  1. Glad to hear that all is going great. I hope the party was a big sucess! We will be praying for Elena's counts to raise so that she can finish this stage. We think of y'all all the time. Enjoy your weekend.


  2. Mark, Christy, Elena and Liv
    We will be earnestly praying for God to intercede and help you guys get through this difficult time. Praying for Elena's counts to be high enough and for all of you to not be anxious about anything. We love you guys so much and hoping for great results.

    Love and God Bless