Monday, October 1, 2012

Day + 68

Today marked the start of Elena's 12th week of BMTmania.  More than eleven weeks of treatment and recovery, followed by more treatment, and more recovery.  Seventy-eight days away from family, home, church, school and the town she has lived in for the last 13 years. 

We had no idea what to expect when we checked in to what was once a new hospital for us. One that we had never been to before, but has now become a home away from home of sorts.  We are so thankful to have this type of medical facility and care so close to home so that Elena can benefit from the cutting edge treatment that she has received over the past several weeks, right along with the loving, healing family time she can now enjoy on the weekends.  God is so good!  He always gives us what we need, when we need it!

Elena's clinic visit went very well this morning.  Her counts have remained steady from last week and she is handling all of the changes in her care like the seasoned pro that she is.  We are still waiting on the results of her blood work to see if the level of CMV detected last week has gone down. Please pray that the test done today will be negative for the virus and that Elena will continue toward complete and total healing.

Please also pray for no negative side effects from any of the medication that Elena is taking to help get her to where she needs to be.

We are still praying and believing!

In Him,
The Tates

"As for me, I am in your hands; do with me whatever you think is good and right."  Jeremiah 26:14


  1. glad to hear things are going pretty smoothly- always thinking and praying for you all - love, The Slater's

  2. We are all blessed to have God on our side, and his polan includes full healing and recovery for Elena. Time...and love will make it all happen.

    I love you all

  3. Praying for good lab results and no side effects from medication Praying for complete healing for Elena. Praying for all of you.

  4. Still praying and truly believing with all my heart..... Glad to hear clinic went well. Lots of love coming your way. Aunt Beth