Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Peacefilled Week

Thank you for your prayers! They have helped sustain us through this week.

Sunday night, a dear sweet friend sent us an email that told us when fear and anxiety would try to creep in this week that she was praying for God to guard our hearts and minds and give us peace.
Thank you friend!!

With all the uncertainty of life and appointments, we were not anxious this week.

Thank you Lord, for hearing our prayers!

Today, Elena's appointment went very well. No problems at the clinic and her counts are good. Her white blood count is a little low, but nothing alarmingly.
She had fun visiting with the staff and playing arcade games.

Olivia's appointment on Monday also went well. The neuropsychologist has now worked with both girls and is so very knowledgeable and helpful.

She has diagnosed Liv with a learning disability in reading and a cognitive disorder in relation to attention and executive function (how the brain organizes and generates information, plans and problem solves). The learning disability does not appear to be related to the brain tumor due to the location of Liv's brain tumor, but is neurological in nature. The cognitive disorder is related to the brain tumor location and subsequent surgery.

While all of this was a lot to digest, God has put several people in our lives who will be able to support us as we navigate this new, unknown journey. Please continue to pray for us as we begin to work with Liv's teachers and school to determine how to best meet Liv's academic needs. We will be meeting sometime in March. Please also pray for us to be able to find out how to best support Liv at home. If anyone has been on this road before, we welcome your suggestions and input.

As a parent, it breaks your heart to see your child struggle, but it is comforting to know that this road is yet another that God will be on with us.

In Him,

The Tates

"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be toubled and do not be afraid." John 14:27

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