We Interrupt This Program . . . .

Monday was our weekly visit to Cincy for Lizzy’s treatment.  Thankfully this time we didn’t have to deal with snow!  The visit was ************ BREAKING NEWS **********.   We interrupt this update to bring you a special News Bulletin from the Brooks Family News Network.

LIZZY OFFICIALLY AND LEGALLY HAS ANOTHER BIG SISTER!!!!!!!!!

 (Lizzy and new big sis Treasure)

Exactly 1,876 days ago, Treasure came into our home.  It has been a crazy, wild ride that really deserves its own website/blog posts, but for now, we will suffice by saying that at approximately 9:20am this morning, Tuesday, January 23, 2018, Treasure was legally and officially declared a Brooks!!!  Thank You God!!!!!

 (Celebrating after the court hearing)

When we started this journey, we knew what we were being called to do, but we had no idea what we were about to experience.  I have said many times that it has been the highest of highs and the lowest of lows and everything in between.  And that’s true.  But what is also true is that we are blessed beyond words.  Treasure brings so much joy to our home, and really anywhere she goes.  If you’ve ever met her, you know who she is!  She is one of those people that others don’t soon forget.  How in the world did we get to be the lucky ones to have her come and be a part of our family?  #weareblessed   Thank you God!!!

****** We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming, er, update*******

The visit went well and although Lizzy’s hemoglobin count did continue to drop slightly, her level stayed just high enough above the threshold that the doctor decided she did not need a transfusion.  Thank you for your prayers on this matter, and please continue to pray because if her hemoglobin drops any further, a transfusion will be necessary.

We have now started the 2nd half of her treatments, so we are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel.  Lizzy continues to have very high energy levels (I.e. she is acting normal) and has maintained most all of her hair, although we do see a little bit of thinning at the top of her head.  She still struggles with drinking enough fluid, so that is a constant effort of trying to get her to drink more, but otherwise she really is doing great.

Our biggest issue (especially for Lori) is trying to stay away from all of the germs out there, especially the nasty flu bug that is going around.  Lori and Lizzy rarely leave the house, except for treatment visits, so mentally it is tough.  With that said, if you haven’t been sick recently or been around anyone who has been sick recently, feel free to stop by and visit – the girls (including Lori) would enjoy the company!!

Please join us as we celebrate Treasure’s “Gotcha Day” today and thank you so much for all of your love and prayers and support!!

18 Replies to “We Interrupt This Program . . . .”

  1. Lori and Dennis, this is wonderful news!! We are so excited for all of you! Happy Gotcha Day, Treasure! Continuing to pray for Lizzy!!

  2. Officially, I am grandmother again but I’ve been Treasure’s grandmother since the day you brought her home. She is growing and learning every day with a beautiful smile and great hugs. Love you Treasure. So happy for our “Small but Fierce Lizzy”. We know she will beat this cancer because God is on her side and she will be His ambassador for overcoming hardships in this life. Love both you sweet girls.

  3. We are beyond thrilled for the Brooks family! Congratulations on all of your fantastic news! What a journey this has been for our family and the day has finally arrived! So happy and excited for everyone! The Tibbs have all had that cough that is going around so as soon as we are well we will call and stop by for a much needed visit! Love you guys so much !

  4. So wonderful to hear that’s treaaues adoption was finalized! Rejoicing with you and continuing to lift up Lizzie in prayer!

  5. What a blessing indeed. You Brooks live very full lives and are inspirations. I will keep Lizzy in my prayers to keep her hemoglobin levels up. Sending my thoughts and prayers to you all on this joyous day! Congratulations to all Brooks and welcome Treasure!!

  6. May God continue to use each of you to bring glory to Him!! What a testimony you all are, constantly giving Him praise, even amid the lows. Fully celebrating this high with you!!!! Lots of love Treasure Brooks💕

  7. I am so happy for your family. I understand exactly what you are feeling with this permanency. Ups and the downs. Praise God that He uses every detail for your good and His glory. Romans 8:28 I celebrate this special day with you. She truly is a treasure. And you guys are a treasure to her. God bless you guys always.

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