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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Successful Endoscopy, Home at last

We just wanted to let you know Elizabeth's procedure went smoothly. It was actually quite brief, but they were able to get all the information they needed: pictures of her verices and 2 biopsies of her intestines. Matt will send out an update with more of the nitty gritty tomorrow...we're exhausted right now! But the short story is: We won't have word back about the biopsies until Wednesday or Thursday of next week, but the surgeon was able to give us his "quick take". They saw what they expected to see: verices that are concerning, under a lot of pressure and need to be addressed. The plan is to bring a bunch of folks (her GI, Liver specialist, Interventional Radiologist, and Cardiologist & Matt) together next week and have a pow-wow about how to plan for the near future.

We're glad to be home, and in a surprise answer to prayer, Elizabeth was completely peaceful during the transition home! I actually think the extra two days in the hospital got her over the hump and she began to realize there are some things that don't hurt, and she doesn't need to be afraid of. What a blessing. Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers. Goodnight.

One last goodbye kiss for her constant companion over the last few weeks...

And one last trip to the "toy room"
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