Elijah's counts still have not come in yet. It is usual have cell growth to begin in between day 8-14. He has had transfusions the last couple of days to replace the cells that haven't been produced by his marrow yet. It is day 16 for Elijah. It seems the process has been on a slower course for Elijah..his hair fell out late, the nausea came late. So, even though it's later than expected, we are going to assume that Elijah's course of recovery is right on schedule according to his own timetable...God's perfect timing for Him.
Yesterday, many of the kids came up for a visit. They seem to be doing so well, but I don't want to take for granted that they are handling as well as it may seem on the outside. While we were visiting with Elijah, I spoke with each of the kids individually. Brennan's comments captured this whole struggle well. He said that he felt the time was going by so fast. He wondered why everything was going so much better than he had anticipated...and then he said "Time is going by so fast because I am not worried about Elijah anymore---he is doing so well...I think it is all the prayers."
Much of the anxiety has been lifted from the hearts of the kids. It waits at the door step threatening to steal our perspective, our peace...but the prayers have held it at bay. I am so encouraged to hear that each of the kids seemed to be doing well...and their faith is growing..I can see the roots deepening... the seedlings are growing strong. I think it's all the prayers.