Despite a fourth night of having a platelet transfusion and Lasix, we are happy to say that today has been a better day! Praise God!
Today, Elena has completed almost all of her jobs and her aches, pains, and nausea have lessened a little. Overall, things are looking up.
Please continue to pray for Elena's body to start producing red blood cells and platelets. These two things are no where near the great pace of the growing white cell count. However, we have been reassured that this is normal. White cells engraft first, followed by red, then platelets.
Please pray that as Elena grows stronger and stronger each day, the terrible fatigue and all over achiness will lessen, that she will soon begin to eat and drink on her own, and that she will stay fever and infection free.
Please pray that while engraftment is happening - there is not one single cancer cell remaining in her body.
Please pray that tonight will not include a fifth straight night of a needed transfusion.
Pray that tonight will only be filled with much needed, deep, peaceful, restoring sleep.
"Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me." Psalm 54:4