Ellie is covered with chicken pox now. As Sarah mentioned before, Ellie didn't feel very well on Friday, but since then has perked up and is cheerful and enjoying playing. It's unclear whether the chicken pox is on it's way out yet, but hopefully it will be gone soon. When the chicken pox has cleared, Ellie will have her third round of chemo. It will be delayed a few days because of this unexpected distraction, but this might be somewhat positive in that it gives Ellie a little more time to recover from any lingering side-effects of the chemo and also time to gain weight.
Sarah was able to spend last night and today away from the hospital. This was a much needed break since day after day and night after night can be extremely wearing. Now she's ready again to continue in the battle that is before Ellie and therefore the whole family.
Also, just a reminder that Sarah's friend needs the ornaments by November 30th. If this is news to you, please check out the blog entry for Wednesday, November 1st to see if you want to participate.
Please continue in prayer for Ellie's healing and for the strength for the whole family.
Praise God because He's good and He's in control. "God is too wise to be mistaken. God is too good to be unkind. So when you don't understand, when you can't see His plan, when you can't trace His hand, trust His heart."