Big praises this afternoon at the Tate House!!
Elena's visit to the clinic today went very well. She was a real trooper when they stuck her arm to draw blood. She didn"t even wince! Her counts remain borderline low, but are stable. There were no visible leukemia cells in her blood under the microscope! Praise God!! Dr. Lew felt better that her counts had not dropped any further, which in turn made us feel better as well. : ) He sent several vials of blood out to be tested for certain viruses like parvo, mono - Epstein Bar, lupus, CMV, and 5th disease. Dr. Lew said we may know some of the test results by the end of the week.
Our next steps include: finding out the results of all of the virus tests and returning to the clinic for another counts check on February 20th.
Dr. Lew is thinking one of the virus tests will come back "hot", however if all come back negative, he will schedule a sedation appt on the 20th to perform a bone marrow test. This test would allow him to clearly determine if we are dealing with a relapse or not.
Thank you for keeping us in your prayers!
We are feeling great joy tonight and are enjoying this moment!
Please pray for clear lab results, for Elena's counts to rise, and for her body to be able to fight whatever is going on.
Please continue to pray for peace and patience in the waiting.
"Be strong and take heart all you who hope in the Lord." Psalm 31:24