Monday, October 25, 2010

A Day at the Clinic

Today was a clinic day for Elena. It was also a sedation day. She received chemo in her port as well as in her spinal fluid and brain via a lumbar puncture. While she was sedated, Elena also received a flu shot. When we left the clinic she felt rather like a pin cushion from all of the little sticks in her body. It always amazes me to see how well she comes out of the sedation and is then ready to get on with the rest of her day. Today was no exception, even though she was feeling a little nauseous. She had a Math test this afternoon that she was determined to get to. When I brought her to school we ran into her math teacher and Elena told him that she came back to school for the test. Mr. Boynce just smiled, shook his head and said, " I knew you would". This little girl is determined to live life as normal as possible no matter what. It is from her that I often times draw my strength to go on. It is for her, and the rest of our family, that we live for each new day. We look forward to each new morning and to finding joy in even the smallest of things. For all good things come from the Lord!

We hope you have a wonderful evening and an even brighter tomorrow.

In Him,
The Tates

"Since everything God created is good, we should not reject any of it. We may receive it gladly, with thankful hearts." 1 Timothy 4:4

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