We have EXCITING news!! Elianna's last blood test result confirmed her neutropenia is GONE! Praise the LORD!!
If you recall, we had her blood tested when she got sick about a month ago and were surprised when her results came back normal. We retested a couple weeks later when she was healthy and just recently found out that her neutropenia is, in fact, gone! "Elianna" means my God has answered. We are so thankful He answered our prayers with a "yes." How neat it is to think of her name and its meaning. We had no idea how much prayer would be a part of her young life when we chose her name.
We know there are hundreds of people who have prayed for her over the past year and a half. It was amazing to hear of how she was on the prayer chains of churches we never even knew of. We sincerely thank all of you who prayed for our daughter and family over the past year and a half. The first few weeks before and after her diagnosis were especially difficult, and we know it was only by the Lord's grace and the support of His people that we were able to stay sane. The week after her bone marrow test when we were told by the hematologist it was probably leukemia was definitely the hardest week I have ever lived through. It still boggles my mind that her marrow result (that her excess blast cells were not cancerous) was basically unexplainable.
Going through that definitely taught me to be more compassionate toward others going through difficulties of all kinds. I honestly cannot fathom how hard it is for those who actually have to see their child go through a serious illness like cancer or those who lose a child.
Thanks also for your understanding of her condition and our feelings about it. We appreciated so much when you would let us know of your colds, fevers, coughs, etc.
And to those of you out there who have never even met me or my family but took the time to pray for us, thank you!!