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Home again + progress

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The tumor is shrinking.

Eliza’s ultrasound this morning confirmed that the tumor on her liver is down from 15 cm to 11 cm. (Yes, that’s still a pretty big tumor. It’s normal for this type.)

So the medicine is working. Verifiably. It’s amazing. And now she’s had half of her pre-surgery rounds of chemo. We’re getting somewhere.

This time around she’s been more alert and happy. Last time she got worse and had to be readmitted on day 4 after chemo, so we’re still sort of holding our breath. But she’s our Eliza: laughing at her brothers, crawling all over, dancing, waving like the Queen, eating well. She seems to be growing. When the port’s out you’d never guess she was sick. We take that as a good sign.

We would love for you to pray again that her followup visit Friday morning would bring good blood work and she’ll be sent back home. That’s the day an Uptown team is coming for a work day at our house, and we’re looking forward to having a visit from friends and getting some feel-good-about-yourself projects done. I promised them they can hold my baby if they help organize my garage, so it’s gonna be awkward if that doesn’t work out. (Because the garage is happening.)

It’s strange how normal this feels– a checked box. Yes, the drugs are working. But a different answer would have sent us into a tailspin. Life is fragile, and God is good. We rejoice on days like today, and we rest in God’s grace for harder ones. Thank you for praying and rejoicing with us.

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8 thoughts on “Home again + progress

  1. God is good and smiling children in the bath make me feel giddy- such simple pleasures-sharing warm water and bubbles and maybe a few splashes! Will pray that the tumor continues to shrink and that she continues to be able to be at home.
    Love in Christ from Jackson, GA, Janie, Tommy, and T. Carmichael

  2. So glad to hear the tumor is shrinking! God is good and does answer prayers!

  3. Hallelujah!!

  4. Praise the Lord for shrinking the tumour. May the Lord continue to bless this family. We pray for the blood of the lamb on baby Eliza. By the stripes on Lord Jesus, Eliza is healed! Bless her health and let the blood readings be normal. In the most powerful name of Jesus we pray. Amen!!!

  5. Thank you for sharing this amazing news! Praying for Friday. Yes, God is good – Bůh je dobrý!

  6. It is so good to read positive news. I will pray that you will His presence with you as you go for the follow-up visit on Friday morning.

  7. I will be praying that you will continue to know that His presence is with you…

  8. I am so happy to read this report! We will keep praying and knowing that God is faithful. Lots of love and Gods blessings to you all.

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