Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Praises and Prayers

Yesterday we celebrated a BIG praise -- Elena's 8 month anniversary of her Bone Marrow Transplant!  What a wonderful 8 months it has been!  We have seen Elena grow and mature during this time into a beautiful young lady and we couldn't be more proud of her!

This week also holds another milestone for Elena.  She is scheduled to take her last cyclosporine capsule on Thursday.  This is the anti-rejection medicine that she has been on since transplant.  She is so excited about no more pills!

Elena is also scheduled for her once a month visit on Friday to get a check on her well being and her counts.  This is where part of the prayers come in.  Last night Elena said that her ear felt like it had water in it and was stopped up.  Later in the evening she was complaining of a headache.  Thankfully she has remained fever free!  Praise God!  We will be calling the clinic this morning however, to make sure of our next course of action.  Please pray for Elena's head and ear to stop hurting and for clear direction from her doctors on how to treat these symptoms should they persist.

Please also pray for Olivia as she went to the doctor yesterday with a bad cold and was put on an oral steroid and breathing treatments to help open her lungs.  She has a bad cough which in turn gives her a bad headache as well.  Pray for the cough and headaches to subside and for the medications to take care of Liv's respiratory problems.

We give thanks to God for where we are today and ask for His continued blessings on our family.  We also continue to pray for the complete and total healing of Elena's body and for patience and peace in the waiting.

In Him,
The Tates

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose."  Romans 8:28


  1. boo to colds and headaches! praying those go away quickly and that tomorrows appt goes well!

  2. Hi guys - we loved seeing you at NGHS - Hanna would love to spend some time with Elena if that's possible - please reach out to me when you can - all our love - The Slater's
    Becky: abslater@charter.net

  3. Happy Anniversary to all of you!! What a wonderful thing to celebrate. Prayers that everyone gets well soon!

    With love,

    The Kenney's