Wednesday, January 16, 2008

News on Lilly

Hello friends, prayer warriors, those we don't even know. I spoke with a good friend of Lilly's family today to get an update. Tomorrow, our church will be having a day of prayer, focusing on Lilly and her family, so I wanted to get specific things to pray for. I hope that you will join us in prayer.

Lilly is losing and has lost weight, and weighed in at just under 10 pounds as she was released from the hospital today. She is four months old as of tomorrow (January 17), and her family is praying that she can gain weight before she goes back in for another chemo treatment next week. Her mom is concerned that she is not producing enough milk for Lilly, which is likely because she herself is not getting enough to eat, and enough rest. So please pray for strength and weight gain for Lilly and for her mommy.

Lilly still has a bad diaper rash, which has slowly been getting better as the white blood cell count has increased. She still has open sores though, so please pray for complete healing there as well. She really needs the diaper rash to go away before next week, when she will get her largest dose ever of chemo (Thursday, Jan. 24th). She will be in the hospital for 5 days, home for 2 days, and then back in for another 5 days for more chemo. Her hair will likely start falling out after the big dose on the 24th.

Lilly's mom and dad will be getting the final biopsy on the bone marrow tomorrow, January 17th. This will determine how clear the marrow is, and whether or not they will need to do a bone marrow transfer. They will also be finding out in the next few days whether or not one or both of Lilly's brothers are a match for bone marrow donation. Please pray that the biopsy comes back in a very positive manner, and that there will be no need for a transfer. If there is a need for the transfer, please pray that one of Lilly's brothers will be a match.

Please pray for Lilly's mommy and daddy to be in high spirits, to feel the comfort and peace that only God can give. Pray for them to have patience with and time for the boys. Pray for Lilly's mommy, who has not been taking good care of herself...not eating well, and not sleeping well.

Please pray for the boys and the rest of the family to stay healthy so that they can keep the germs at bay, to reduce the chance of additional infection.

Again, I want to thank you so much for your prayers, on behalf of Lilly and her family. God is faithful and He is sovereign. We pray that this will all be to His glory.

God bless,


1 comment:

supertiff said...

this is the first time i've ever been here. this picture is blowing my mind: all that spunk and liveliness in someone so tiny.

this family will be in my thoughts.