Sunday, April 1, 2012

April 1st Update - Day 19

After nearly 3 weeks of being cooped up in the hospital the stress seems to have finally gotten to Elena. She said that she just couldn't take it anymore and tried to make a break for it!


While we didn't get to make it out of the parking garage, we did get to enjoy being outside and seeing all of the Lord's splendor! Elena commented on how green everything was and in seeing the beauty of "real" flowers growing on trees. It is amazing what you see when you just take the time to look. What started out as the beginning of a little April fool silliness turned out to be a pretty neat experience admiring God's handiwork.

Elena is almost done with day 4 of her second round of chemo and is doing very well. She is still experiencing some of the side effects of the chemo, but we are able to react in time and help ease her discomfort. Her counts are still low and her ANC remains at 0 which means we need to continue to monitor her potential exposure to germs.

Please pray for no fevers and for counts to rise so we may be released from this wonderful place as soon as possible following the completion of this round of therapy. Hopefully we can be home and reunited as a family by Easter! What a gift that would be!

In Him,
The Tates

"Rejoice in the Lord always, again I will say, Rejoice."

Phil 4:4


  1. hehe! love the April Fool's joke! Glad yall were able to enjoy the beautiful day and some time outside....needed and well deserved! Also, loved the shirt E made!!!

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  3. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the photo! To funny :) Praying you are all home by Easter ~

    Love you,


  4. Love that you guys are still laughing and loving. Easter bunny is prepping to great you at home.