(the first picture was taken during Ella Joy’s echo, the second picture was on our train ride home after her Luries visit)
I cannot thank all of you enough for partnering with us and praying for Ella Joy as she had her echo and chemistry panel today. A huge thanks to Kelsey who once again was there for us to watch Asaph as Ella Joy got her procedures done. Once we got to her appointment, Ella Joy was not able to do the usual finger prick, but needed to be poked in the arm for her blood counts and chemistry panel. She was scared, but she endured the pain as she did before she got a port for her chemotherapy. Then, we went down to get an echo done. She had to be still for one hour and they took pictures to see what was going on with her heart. I am still waiting for a call to talk to our oncologist about details, but from what I understand, Ella Joy’s electrolytes, liver, and heart are looking normal, praise the Lord!
Our next appointment is January 23rd on Monday. Please pray that she will continue to have good blood counts and that the appointment would go smoothly! By the time we have this appointment in January, she will officially be one year off chemotherapy!
We are so grateful to so many of our friends and family who never give up praying for Ella Joy! Please continue praying for her, and please remember Ella Joy’s dear buddy Ava and her family too. “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.” – I John 5:14
(Here’s a picture when they were a lot younger, and Ella Joy was admiring her beautiful friend)
Lastly, I would like to end with a song that Mike sang at church for special praise the Sunday after the election … “as our nation faced one of the biggest elections in American history … Steven Curtis Chapman wrote a song reminding himself of truth and encouraging his fellow Americans to set their eyes on Christ alone.”
“The LORD has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all.”
– Psalm 103:19