We’re Going Home!

We are just a few minutes from being discharged. Bethany’s temp is back to normal and her liver enzymes are coming down.

Thank you for your continued prayers.
Taylor, Angela, Bethany, and Jonathan

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Still in Atlanta…

Bethany’s liver numbers have gone up and she began running a low grade fever last night, so we will be staying at least one more day.

Thank you for your continued prayers.  Please pray for these things:

1. Fever to go away.
2. Liver numbers to normalize with no infection.
3. On Thursday a new type of dressing was placed over Bethany’s picc area, this new dressing basically burned Bethany’s skin. Please pray her skin will heal quickly.
4. Pray we can return home tomorrow. Angela has a work trip toward the end of the week and she is leading a girls retreat this weekend, so I need to be home by Thursday.

Blessings and God’s grace,
Taylor, Angela, Bethany, and Jonathan

Biliary Drains have been Up Sized

Bethany and I returned to Atlanta this past Tuesday (April 7th) to have her biliary tubes up sized.  We were supposed to have done this on March 27th, but the hospital made a scheduling error which required us to reschedule to this week.

Bethany’s procedure went very well.  It appears that her biliary drains are working which means that they are reshaping Bethany’s bile ducts.  We will return on May 12th to reevaluate her progress and to determine how much longer the drains will need to remain in.

Bethany and I are still in Atlanta because Bethany began running a fever of 102-103 a couple hours after her procedure on Tuesday.  She has now been fever free for about 24 hours.  We capped Bethany’s drains this morning, stopped her iv antibiotics, and we are hopeful we will be able to return home tomorrow.

How to Pray:

1.  Pray for no fever or return of infection.
2.  Pray as we return home that Bethany doesn’t spike a fever.  As you’ll remember, last month we returned homed too soon only to have to return immediately the next day.
3.  Pray for rest and recovery for Bethany.
4.  With the up sizing of Bethany’s drainage tubes, Bethany is experiencing a lot of pain.
5.  Continue to pray for Bethany’s school work.  The current plan is for her to finish her school year at home.
6.  Pray for complete healing and no need for another liver transplant.
7.  Pray for the rest of us:  physically, emotionally, spiritually, and financially.

Thank you and blessings,
Taylor