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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Day 4- The Waiting Day

Today we feel like we are just waiting. Waiting to see what kind of effect the chemo has on her, waiting to see the Dr.'s, waiting for the day to be over.
Josh is happily being spoiled by Grandma,Grandpa and family. Daddy stayed with Ella last night and they did great together. She only woke up once and didn't have any side effects from the chemo. Gratefully, I stayed at my girlfriend Kate's last night and slept for about 12 hours. Steve is going home tonight to rest take a deep breath.
Ella's white count went down to 1.3today. Which is good. We want it to be 0 so we know the bad cells are dying. here is some information about A.L.L.:

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a "liquid" tumor or cancer of the blood that starts in the bone marrow and spreads to the bloodstream (the term leukemia comes from Greek words for white and blood). ALL is the most common pediatric cancer, accounting for 35% of all cancers in children. There are about 7,000 new cases in children and adolescents (birth to 21 years of age) in the United States each year.


  1. Thank you for the information!
    I'm so glad God hears each & every prayer we pray! I can't imagine how hard it must be to be strong right now. This must be what it really means when someone is "lifted up" in prayer. I will continue to do just that. God bless you all, you WILL get through this!
    Love, Karen W.

  2. Sweet precious Ella, Katie & Steve- the Betancourts are praying for you! Jake & Jazi are praying for you & trying to think of any way to lift Ella's spirits and help in any way. Can she have visitors? What are the times and ages they will let in? Is there something we can bring her that would be extra special & meaningful to her?
    Thank you so much for this Blog! I've read now since Day 1 so we are caught up on what is happening... We have been wondering. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!~ Jenni