Thursday, October 4, 2012

Day + 71

Today was another good day!  Elena's clinic visit went very well.  We found out that the level of CMV in Elena's blood went down significantly!  Praise God!  They will check the level again on her next visit Monday morning.  Please pray for Elena's blood to be negative for the virus at this time.  We need two weeks of no virus before they will start reducing the anti-viral medication from twice a day to once a day, and then two more weeks without detection before they will stop the medicine altogether.

We also found out that Elena's counts are doing well with her white cells holding steady and her red cells and platelets going up slightly.  This is encouraging because some of the medicine she is currently taking actually cause counts to drop, so having them go up is wonderful.  Another big praise!

Elena spent the rest of the day planning fun activities for our family time this weekend!  She is so excited about seeing Olivia and getting to hear all about her week.  It is so nice to see her get excited about things again! 

Please pray for continued healing and for a clear plan on when we can move Elena home!

Praying and believing!

In Him,
The Tates

"that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent.  Lord my God, I will praise you forever."  Psalm 30:12


  1. Great news!! Ok now I will pray for HOME!! You are the bomb my girl. You all have a wonderful weekend, laugh, sing, dance, cry, whatever you guys want to do. Oh PS don't let your dad sing, howl, hee hee. Love you all

  2. Yahoo!!! Love hearing the good news!!! Enjoy the weekend!!! TGIF!! Love
    Ted and Jean Lindstedt

  3. So good to hear more good news! Praying for continued good news as Elena gets stronger. Praying for another great weekend. Praying for complete healing for Elena. So glad that you are able to be together as a family on the weekends and getting closer to coming home.

  4. always happy to hear "another good day" - you all deserve a lifetime of those -- love, The Slater's

  5. This is the rewarding times for all of the hard work and hell Elena had to go through to get here. Enjoy the healing and expect that each day will bring more of this good stuff.

    I love you all