Decisions, Uncertainty, and... Peace
Ellie's blood work came back today about the same as it did earlier in the week. It is technically good enough for her to go into chemo. Because Ellie has been through 4 rounds already, her body is just not bouncing back as strong as it did after earlier treatments. It is possible for her to go back into the hospital any day now for her fifth cycle of chemo, but that will not happen until we discuss all of the options ahead of us with her doctor. Things that the doctors have been weighing are: the lack of clean bone marrows; her body's slower recovery from chemo; upcoming surgery; and future direction - such as bone marrow transplant or other possible treatments. We would so appreciate your prayers in the days ahead as we make decisions regarding Ellie's treatments. Our desire is to carefully consider all of the options that we are presented with and follow God's leading in the right direction to take. We are so very thankful that God always keeps His promise to give wisdom when we ask for it, and we trust Him to make the way clear. We have already seen God working in recent days to bring us help and support in unexpected ways. We are so overwhelmed by the goodness of God, and by His neverending grace...and even in the midst of heavy decisions, His peace.