Friday, July 23, 2010

Counts Update

As you know, Elena has been having trouble maintaining stable counts since April. We were still having to have her counts checked weekly. After Elena's July 7th appointment, Dr. Lew said we could wait two weeks for counts this time. Well, Elena's counts yesterday were fantastic! Praise God! Her ANC was 2600!! I can't remember the last time it was that high! While Elena's counts look great, Dr. Lew did say he wasn't going to increase any of the medication yet. He doesn't want to move ahead to rapidly. So, Elena will continue on all necessary drugs, just at lower doses. Everything will be reevaluated at her next appointment, August 2nd.

We are all still loving these summer days. Squeezing in as much fun as we can these last few weeks. The girls have been playing with friends, having sleepovers, going to camp, and swimming.
Today, we are leaving to go camping for the weekend! The girls are SO very excited. I think the last time we went was summer of 2007. We will be at Tallulah Gorge State Park in the north Georgia mountains with our friends. We'll post pictures and news of our adventures next week.

Thank you for your continued prayers and love!
In Him,
The Tates

"This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!" Psalm 118:24


  1. Glad that her counts are up. Have a great time camping, sounds like fun. Love ya Pam

  2. WOO-HOO!!!!!! Great will all get better now, I promise! So happy for you guys and that you will witness her gain her strength back along with several other things. Glad Dr. Lew is being conservative, he was with Allie until this month :( She's up to 75%, yikes, we'll see! Anyway, take care and enjoy the rest of summer. Off to Lighthouse Monday, wish you were coming!

  3. Awesome news with the count levels!!! What a praise!!! Have a great time camping this weekend - can't wait to see pictures!

  4. I am honored that you guys have shared this blog with me...I feel so uplifted just by reading it. I hope you guys have enjoyed your camp trip. I so look forward to seeing you & the pics. Philippians 1:12


  5. Kristin, Sara, Anna, BillJuly 30, 2010 at 2:17 PM

    Hi! Terrific News. Sara and I just read the post. Hope you had fun camping. Sara has a summer cold and really wants to feel better so she and Anna can hook back up with you, Elena and Olivia! Take Care - In His Love, Kristin, Sara, Anna, Bill