Posted by: Taylor | December 6, 2013

Post Transplant Update # 10 or Post Discharge Update # 1!:

Huge PRAISE!  Bethany’s liver numbers dropped enough with today’s blood work to allow her to be discharged from the hospital with no liver biopsy!  Praise God!

We don’t really know the reason for the drop in her liver numbers, and they are still very elevated.  But, her doctors wanted to give her the opportunity to get out of the hospital and see how she did.

We will continue to stay at the Ronald McDonald house here in Atlanta for at least the next 2 weeks.  Bethany will have blood work drawn on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  On Monday, if her liver enzyme levels are still elevated, her doctors might still wish to do a liver biopsy.

Please continue to pray that God will normalize Bethany’s liver enzyme levels.  Also, pray that Bethany won’t need to be readmitted to the hospital for a biopsy or anything else.  She has had such a struggle these past 2 1/2 weeks.  A little rest and good recovery without setbacks will go a long way for her spirit and body.

Continue to pray we will be able to manage Bethany’s post surgery pain.  She continues to hurt a good bit.  I believe she is doing great.  But, as we remove pain medication or try to stretch out the dosages, it sets her back pain wise for a day or so.

Several folks have asked about sending something to Bethany.  We should be here in Atlanta for at least the next 2 weeks.  Below is the Ronald McDonald House address along with our room number.  Please address everything to either myself, Angela, Bethany, or Jonathan.

By the way, Jonathan has been doing great.  He’s a great brother, and continues to show genuine concern and compassion for Bethany.  Thank you for praying for him too.  He carries Bethany’s burden with him always, and loves her deeply.

Here’s the address:

795 Gatewood Rd NE,
Room # 203
Atlanta, GA 30329

As always, you can reach us via email, text, or phone.  We are so thankful for our family and friends.  Your prayers are making the difference daily.  We would not be able to weather these rough waters without our faith and the prayers and love you continue to pour upon us.

Prayer warriors, continue to mind your gap in the wall.  We need you.  We have calm and peace in the midst of great adversity, and it is because of a loving and great Savior and your sacrificial prayers.  We are strong because of you.  Keep up the good fight!

In His grace,
Taylor, Angela, Bethany, and Jonathan

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