Friday, July 13, 2012

Important Prayer Request and Our Fabulous Days Before Transplant

**** Important prayer request ****
While working on this post, our case manager from Egleston called - Elena's repeat liver enzyme test from Wednesday  remained elevated. The test will be repeated when she is admitted on Monday. PLEASE PRAY that Elena's liver enzymes will go DOWN! They are close to four times higher than normal. IF they become higher than four times, Elena WILL NOT be able to participate in the transplant study! We have come too far to not be able to proceed as planned! PLEASE PRAY!

Now for the originally planned post:
Knowing Elena would be admitted on Monday, July 16th for her bone arrow transplant, we tried to plan "Five Fabulous Days" of fun for her.

Yesterday was "Make It" Day.  With help from a friend, Elena enjoyed this fabulous day.  At one point she even said it was the best day ever!!  You can't get any better than that!  Thank you to our friends, Tami and Casey, for making "Make It" Day so fabulous!

Here's Elena and Casey at lunch Thursday

Here are some pictures of what Elena made:

Beach in a Jar

A button "E" wall hanging

A paper flower picture

She also made:

a fort
a yummy yogurt sundae at Yogli Mogli
a list of things she needs for the hospital

Today is Media/Technology Day.
Thanks to Elena's friends and family - she will be using gift cards to download whatever she wants from itunes and Amazon.  Her itouch, Kindle Fire and ipad will all be charged and ready to go!

We are grateful to family, friends, and Elena's teachers for these electronic gifts and gift cards that will help make the weeks away from home, stuck in a hospital room, a little more manageable!

Thank you for praying for these days to go by slowly! Thank God, they are!
Please continue to pray for peace and for our days to be filled will joy and laughter, not worry and dread.

In Him,
The Tates

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
Philippians 4:6-7


  1. Wow! I don't think even I could make things that cool!! You are so creative Elena!! Hanging with friends and having fun are always the best medicine!! I will try calling you later when its finished thundering outside! I miss you so much! Cant wait to see and hear from you! Love yah! Talk to you later! Bye!! :) lots of love,

    Micah Veraart :) <3

  2. We are always thinking of you & praying...beautiful job on your crafts, Elena. Love, hugs & prayers from the Szatmary family

  3. Elena should download some adventure games from big fish inc for her iPad they are so fun and such a good time wasters<3

  4. We will continue praying for your precious family!!
    The House Family