Ava's bone marrow biopsy results came back: she's MRD negative!!! You know what incredible great news this is, so thank you for celebrating this milestone with us! Thank you for your persistence in prayer and for your love, friendship and encouragement. Even though we know that God is able to do immeasurably more than we ask or think, it never ceases to amaze us and to leave us awestruck when we see Him at work! Somehow, it's His way of deepening our worship of Him when we are humbled by His great love and grace. It's our desire that our worship would continue to deepen regardless of life circumstance.
Meanwhile, the endoscopy showed that Ava does have GVHD in the gut. She has been started on meds to coat the GI tract in attempts to abate the extreme pain she still experiences when using the restroom. The goal is for her to increase her oral intake of food (and therefore transition to as many oral meds as possible), optimize pain control and see her diarrhea resolve.
Thank you so much for walking this road with us! There's still a long journey ahead, but we are ecstatic to share in this milestone together. Praise be to the Lord!
(From Esther's FB, before biopsy results came back):