We’ve had a good normal few days at home. After Monday’s chemo, Eliza bottomed out probably on Friday or early Saturday, but even that wasn’t as bad as after the first round. She’s lost some weight, but mostly acting like herself. Even her clinginess with Melissa is backing off some. She’s crawling with authority, and we think “night night” might be her first word. Lots of sweet moments.
Tomorrow she has another appointment for blood work. This will tell us if they’ve taken care of the infection at the port site, and also whether her enzymes are low and blood count high enough to stay at home. Please pray for all those numbers to be right, and especially for the infection to be clear.
It’s a constant struggle to get E to drink enough. Ever try to get a baby to drink when she doesn’t want to? Tricky. Would you please also pray that she’ll learn to drink from a sippy cup, and that she’ll be thirsty enough to get the fluids she needs.
Dozens of churches prayed for us in worship today, some where we don’t even know anyone. Tonight I preached on Jesus withdrawing to desolate places to pray, emphasizing that 1) we should do that too and 2) we shouldn’t mostly think in terms of “we have to pray,” but “we get to pray.” What a gift that God allows, in fact welcomes, us into his presence, and what a gift that so many of you are using that access to bring us before him. Thank you.