Monday, July 2, 2012

New Places, New Faces

Today was a really LONG day, but not a bad one.
We left the house around 6:45 this morning and after picking up Liv, we were home by 4:30 this afternoon. We came home very tired, but not overwhelmed. 

All test procedures today went well and we hope to hear those results soon. Today's meetings were really more "get to know you" type meetings. Not really anything new, just new faces asking the questions. 

We think tomorrow will be much different. We will hear the specifics about the chemo and radiation procedures that will be used in preparation for Elena's bone marrow transplant. At 9:00 am, we will meet with the bone marrow transplant team doctor. This meeting will last about 2 hours. Then, at 11:00 am, we will meet with the radiation oncologist for our radiation consult meeting.

In preparation for tomorrow, please pray:
- for a good night's sleep for all of us
- for mental and physical stamina for each of us
- 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

Please also keep our friend, Sarah, and her family in your prayers.
She received her stem cell transplant on June 28th.
Seeing Sarah and her mom Heather today was definitely the BEST part of our day!
They are a constant ray of sunshine to us and an amazing testimony of staying strong in your faith as you weather life's storms!

This evening, thanks to a friend and neighbor, we will be enjoying a delicious homecooked dinner soon. 

Thank you for continuing to pray and be by our side!
In Him,
The Tates

"Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning, great is your faithfulness."

Lamentations 3:22-23

1 comment:

  1. Elena,
    Just wanted you to know that it just MADE my day to see your smiling face today in the hall at Egleston!! I love you, sweet girl, and you are in my prayers each and every day.
    Hugs to all the Tates!
    Ms. Sharon from CURE