"Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD."
We're now in waiting mode to find out the next step. The doctor came in today and confirmed that her next bone-marrow biopsy will be at the end of next week. That may be while she's still in the hospital, or it could be on an out-patient basis. That will be determined in the coming days.
The results of that biopsy will confirm the next steps in the treatment. We don't know those steps now, but it's not important that we know. The doctors have a firm grasp on the process, and they're not surprised by anything. When we need to know, we'll know. Once again, God is teaching us patience.
Tammy's counts continue to go up, and she continues to feel better each day. When the counts get high enough, and her dizziness is completely gone, they'll let her go home. The fact that they're talking about when they might release her is cause for optimism by itself. The fact that she's feeling so good is further cause for optimism.
It's also easier since we've been through this before. When she does have a down day, we can hold on to the fact that it's part of the process and not symptomatic of a problem.
We continue to covet your prayers. If you've never been prayed through a rough time, you have no idea how comforting those prayers are, or how much you can feel them as they're lifted up on your behalf. It would not be too much of a stretch to say we're blessed to be going through this so we can feel that support once again. We wish we didn't have to face the difficulties of a relapse, but God has definitely blessed us through this time.