Saturday, June 30, 2012

Next Steps - Prayer Requests

We found out this week that we are going to go to Egleston to begin pre-transplant evaluations and meetings.
This is the basically the same schedule that was supposed to happen back on June 12th. Please pray for our family.

Monday, July 2nd
This day is filled with medical evaluations and meetings.
We are scheduled to arrive at 7:45 am.
Elena will have kidney, heart, and lung function tests.
We will meet with the research nurse, child life specialist, psychologist, social worker, and financial coordinator.
The final appointment is scheduled to begin at 2:00 pm.
It will be a long day, both physically and emotionally.

Please pray:
- for Elena not to be anxious about the day
- for Elena not to be overwhelmed by any information she hears
- for mental and physical stamina for each of us
- for all of Elena's medical evaluations to have good results
- for Liv to enjoy her day with friends and not worry about what we are doing

Tuesday, July 3rd
On this day, we are scheduled to meet with the bone marrow transplant team doctor at 9:00 am. It is a consent meeting. We will hear the specifics about the chemo and radiation procedures that will be used in preparation for Elena's bone marrow transplant. Elena will be present for most of this meeting. We have been told that it will last about two hours. Then at 11:00 am, we will meet with the radiation oncologist for our radiation consult meeting.

Please pray:
- for Elena not to be overwhelmed by any information she hears
- for us to have the wisdom to determine what is appropriate for Elena to know at this time (long term side effects of treatment will be discussed)
- for God to direct Elena's doctors as they make decisions about her care
- for God to give us and the doctors His perfect wisdom about what is right for Elena

In Him,
The Tates

"Trust in Him at all times, O people, pour out your hearts to Him, for God is our refuge."
Psalm 62:8

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