Friday, January 04, 2008

Current Update on Lilly

Sorry I haven't updated in awhile. I have been pretty sick over the last few weeks and just have not had the energy to post.

Here is the most current update on Baby Lilly, as of today, January 4th, 2008:

Lilly had the last chemo of her induction phase today! They will now monitor her for a couple weeks to see if her cells will grow back cancer free. She has been keeping food down, so that's a big praise! They did reinsert the feeding tube because she is having a hard time eating because of her sores, and she is sleeping a lot from her medication, so now she will still get nourishment even when she can't wake to eat. The tube definitely bothers her, but it's probably the best thing right now.
They will probably make a decision next week on whether or not she will need a bone marrow transplant. Right now they are making it sound pretty likely- I think it's a pretty standard course of action based on the cancer she has, but because she has responded so well to the treatment they are reconsidering. Please pray that if it is in her best interest that it can be avoided, but if they choose to go ahead with it, continue to pray that one of her brothers will be a match for her. They did find out that the radiation associated with the transfer would not be as horrible as they were previously told, so that is good news. However, there will still be some risks and long term side effects , so be in prayer for that as well.
Again, thank you all for praying. Your prayers mean so much to their family, and we can definitely see them working! I believe that God is being glorified through all of this, and that he is pleased when He sees His children unite together for a common cause!

Thanks for your prayers. I know that Lilly and her family are in God's hands, and they would appreciate knowing that so many are praying for them.


Bitsy Blossoms said...

I just found your blog through ETSY.. this is so sad. It makes me cry! I feel so bad for her poor family. She is so beautiful. She is in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs to the family! :)

Teabo Chica said...

Adding lily to my prayer list, this one is close to my heart!

Connie's Craft-a-Holics Club ...aka God's Grace Notes said...

I found you through Etsy as well...I will definitely keep you in my prayers.

I have been healed of so much sickness, it would be impossible to share, but the darkest hours are the ones that built my faith, and established my confidence that He is always present.

"I will not leave you comfortless, I will come to you."

You are not alone! You are blessed, you are healed, you are a blessing. Thank-you for sharing your faith at Etsy!

You ARE the light of the world!
Love in Christ,
: )