Monday, July 16, 2012

Day -9

It's official!  Elena has been admitted into the Bone Marrow Transplant unit at Egleston.  We found out around 5:30 this evening, as we waited anxiously for the results of Elena's liver enzyme test, that her numbers have gone down sightly and we are able to proceed as planned.  Praise God!
So, the rest of our evening will be spent unloading the car, unpacking, and settling in our room.

The only thing scheduled for tomorrow, Day -8, is two sessions of radiation.  The first one at 5:30 am! If you are an early riser, pray for us as our nurse will be escorting us through tunnels to the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory at 5:15 am.

So thankful for all of the prayers!  Keep them coming!

In Him,
The Tates

Ending tonight with verses from our friend Stacee.
This morning she told us that this was her prayer for us today:

"May He give you the desires of your heart and make all your plans succeed. We will shout for joy when you are victorious and will lift our banners in the name of God.  May the Lord grant all your requests."
Psalm 20:4-5

We are claiming these verses throughout Elena's BMT!


  1. Praising God with you for answered prayer & believing that He isn't done yet!!

    Jenny Thompson

  2. Elena-you inspire people in ways you may never know. The way you are dealing with your challenges has enabled me to deal with some of my own deamons. Whenever it gets to be "too much", I say to myself "if Elena can do what she does, you can deal with this". You have gotten me through many difficult nights my dear. I wish I could do for you what you have done for me. I love you, Rainey

  3. Yes!!! So glad to hear the enzymes dropped!!! Love, The Slater's

  4. Thinking of you today, and everyday! Love and prayers,
    The Mraz Family

  5. Excellent news. Godspeed to +100.

  6. Lisa FredericksenJuly 18, 2012 at 8:21 AM

    Joining you in prayer.
    Lisa Fredericksen