Lizzy has been Admitted

Lizzy has been admitted to Cincinnati Childrens early this morning (Saturday). She was very lethargic Friday so we were instructed to take her to our local hospital for a blood draw to check her counts. Her counts were really low, but not to the point of needing a blood transfusion. We were told to just monitor her.

I (Dennis) had already arranged to fly to Denver this weekend to be with our oldest daughter, so Lori took Lizzy home to watch her.  Apparently around 2:30a this morning (Saturday) Lizzy started running a fever so Lori took her back to the local hospital. They drew blood and Lizzy’s counts had dropped even further so the decision was made to transport her to Cincy and admit her.

So, Lizzy and Lori got to ride in an ambulance all the way to Cincy! Quite the experience!!

At this point we don’t know how long she will be in the hospital. They are giving her IV fluids and antibiotics and we are assuming she will stay until her counts recover and the fever is eliminated.  We don’t know yet whether or not the docs will want to do a blood transfusion.

Oh yeah, did I mention that Lori and I were in Cincy on Thursday with Liz and Treas?  We met with the radiation oncologist so he could go over everything with us regarding the upcoming radiation treatments she will receive. The big takeaway from that meeting was that the potential side effects are not nearly as significant in the short term as they are in the long term. It was just another reminder that this is a life long issue we are dealing with.

I know those of you who follow this blog are faithful prayer warriors, so once again we humbly ask for your prayers for Lizzy – for blood counts to rise, for strength and for healing.

Thank you.

26 Replies to “Lizzy has been Admitted”

  1. Lifting up the Brooks family. We continue to pray for Lizzy, Lori and Dennis , especially Lizzy today for her blood counts to rise, strength and for complete healing.

  2. Glad you took her to Louisville hospital to check it out. Bless her heart! Praying for blood counts to rise & a short stay in Cinci. 🙏
    Please let us know if we can do anything to help! ❤️

  3. Praying, praying, praying!! Your Mom showed me some adorable pictures of her new hair due las Tuesday!! She is a doll and quite a trooper! God has her covered with many prayers. Love for all of you. Shirle

  4. Lori I just want you to know Im praying for Lizzy, and believing for a miraculous healing! Fear(Satan) is a liar, standing with you on Gods promises! Love you
    Sherry Staudenheimer

  5. The Morris kids and family are continuing our petition to the Lord. Praying for Lizzys blood count to rise, for strength, complete healing, and strength for Lori and Dennis. Trusting and believing God for a miraculous healing. As my little Sophia always says, “God help Lizzy”s mom and dad to have faith in you to believe you have the power to heal Lizzy” Amen!

  6. We are certainly praying for all of you. May the Lord give. You strength and hope and we wait for his healing of this precious little girl.
    Judy and Ted

  7. Loving y’all and praying for Lizzy ❤️ So thankful we serve a mighty God who hears our prayers and understands every difficult situation we face – even when it involves a precious child. Please reach out for help from your friends – we are here for you!!

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