Thank you for praying for us! Elizabeth's labs went pretty smoothly yesterday and we were able to talk through things with her GI this evening. The good news is, her labs haven't changed. Her results are still concerning, but she doesn't seem to be deteriorating. We'll have to give her iron to help treat her severe anemia and keep her a bit sequestered while her white blood cell count is so low, but my mom can do that in our absence, and we will schedule a follow-up liver biopsy, an endoscopy and an appointment to see hematology upon our return. Sooo baring anything unforeseen, we're planning on flying to the US Virgin Islands for 8 wonderful days beginning on Saturday!
We would really appreciate your prayers for our family for the next week and a half. Especially for:
~continued protection of Elizabeth's health.
~a wonderful time of bonding for My mom and the girls. We've never been away from Ruby even overnight.
~safety and a wonderful trip for Matt and I, and that Hurricane Bill (and any other hurricanes for that matter) would be a non-issue!
We'll let you know if our plans change at the last minute, but otherwise, we'll let you know when we're home safely and give you an update on Elizabeth's health. Here are a few pictures of the girls today...Elizabeth's discovered that graham crackers and nutella are a delicious afternoon snack. Ruby has discovered inner artist! As my friend Brenda says, "don't get angry, take a picture!"