Tuesday, October 28, 2008

good news!

Hello everyone,

Liz is doing great right now! She just got a massage and we have gotten the results back that there was no blast of leukemia in her spine that she was tested for yesterday! She will still be treated as if there was, however, it is very good news that it was only a small white blood cell. Keep praying though for that one last genetic marker that was mentioned by Kendall. Thank you for all of your prayers. We have had a request for a family picture to be put on here, when Jim is here tomorrow we will take one as long as Liz feels up to it.



jami said...

i lovee you girl, feel better:)
i miss you a whole bunch and i hope everything works out great for youu. i pray for you every second that i can, i'm pretty sure most people do.. :)
youre amazing lizzy. i love you!
i'll always be here for you if you ever need anything at all, youre very strong and i know you can defeat this leukemia.

with love, jami pfeifer:)

The Williams Family said...

The Williams Family will continue to pray for Liz everyday until this is behind her.

Dan Engen said...

Hi Liz-

I play basketball with your Dad and I wanted you to know that I have enlisted the assistance of 54 men and their families from St. Susanna to pray for you and your family.

On behalf of my family, you will remain on our prayer list indefinitely. We pray that Jesus comforts you in times of need; that he guides you in times of want; and that he watches over you always.

God Bless You and please tell your Dad to ask if you need anything from me.

The Engen's (Dan, Angie, Alex and Austin)

The Williams Family said...

lizzy(: aka granny!,
you are one tough chicka .
i love you so much!
i pray for you as much as i can before i go to sleep at night i lay in bed and pray for you.
i know alot of people are wanting to come and see you too .
you're one the strongest people i have ever met mentally and physically.
i know you'll do great with treatment.
--> i love you girl.

with love,
jennifer williams

SAMi. said...

so i was gonna try and comment on every blog but i thought that might get annoying . so i will say that i still love you bunches . and you will get through this no doubt . everyone is praying for you which is hugee. i still am very upset that you have this . :( but leukemia is no battle for the mighty tough liz! . ill be by soon . ill make you laugh . trust me . ! :)
pss. have you done the mooOOM thing to the nuRSEE?

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Demi said...

hey there liz !
hang in there.
i cant wait to come visit you.
everyone misses you at basketball.
i mean, your the life of the party (:
your amazing!
anything i can do just call.
stay strong!
i love you !!

lots of love,

Karen Turner said...

Lizzy: Do you know how much Team Success loves you? You are in our thoughts and prayers and we want you to stay strong and keep your spirits up! You are on our hearts and minds every minute and we can't wait to come see you.

Love, Mrs. Polca, Mrs. Budde, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Thomsen, Mr. Wintz, Mrs. Burroughs, Mr. Cox

brittany said...

HEY LIZ (aka Dory)!

I still miss you a lot and think about you all the time. I can't wait to see you, which will hopefully be soon. I pray for you each night before i go to bed and i am sure that a lot of other people are praying for you as well. I can't wait until i get to see your smiling face, but until then stay strong and remember all of the people that care about you and want to help you fight through this. You have never been a person to complain about anything, so i know that you will stay strong and fight through this! I love you!


P.S. I'm suffering from lisp withdrawal because no one else at school is as good at talking with a lisp as you and your dad!

JWBarnes said...

Dear Liz,
We are praying for you, your family,and all the people at Children's who are taking care of you. We have asked our friends near and far to add you to their prayer lists. We know God hears ALL our prayers.

We are sorry it has taken so long to send you a message. Mrs. Barnes is SOOOO technologically challenged!!!

Your friends,
The Barnes'
Bryan, Jan, Jordan, and Rebekah

Geisen/Martinez Fam said...

The Geisen/Martinez Family.

You take beautiful pictures, Liz, even when you're in the hospital! You look so much like your mom (I know 14 year olds don't like to hear that, but she's beautiful too!) Get better SOON! Lots of Love and + + + prayers + + + Alex, Siera, Wanda, Glen

Lisa McLaughlin said...

Thanks for the pictures! I love these blog sites, so we can keep up with how you all are doing. Liz, hang in there and know we are praying for continued strength as you go through the treatments! I hope you all enjoyed the banana bread, that is if Greg didn't eat it all before it got to you! Randy & Christine, I hope you are able to get at least some rest. You guys hang in there too.

The McLaughlin Family

Lisa said...

Hi Guys,

I'm glad to hear the news that there were no blast cells and that it is the lesser of the two evils. Lizzy, I was also glad to see your smiling face in all the pictures! You are such a beautiful girl, inside and out, and I know God is watching over you. As for your mommy, "Christine, get some rest!" You are still beautiful but those sleepless nights and tears are showing through. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.

I'm thinking of you guys every minute of every day and really appreciate the updates provided on the blog. I know I would be crazy without them!

Take care, and hang tough!

Lisa Bargo

Mitch said...

Liz--Guess what? You're global! All of us here in the Barns family in Shanghai, China are thinking about you and praying for you. Every day. Much love, Mitch

Anonymous said...

Hey Lissy
Its your cousin Kenny
i hope you feel better soon me and dad are praying for ya
love ya

Uncle Greg E. said...

Hi Liz,
Sorry it's so late, but I just got home from work. I could not wait to get home so I could see how you are doing.I was reading the good news From Cat. Thats Great!!I will keep checking on you every day until I see you this weekend.Take care of Aunt Theresa!!! Ha! Ha!
See ya soon, Love Uncle Greg

reutterj said...

We carry it all within us: supreme strength, the fullness of wisdom, unquenchable joy. It is never thwarted, and cannot be destroyed.
-Huston Smith

carole said...

Lothrop family,
Remember "The Shack"? The scene where all the people gather in the darkness and the light and colors of their love zoom toward one another? I'm reading these comments, and I can picture lights from all over Cincinnati, all over the country, even from Shanghai, China! All these lights are converging on a room in Cincinnati Children's Hospital. You are well-loved, by us and by God! Praying for you all,

Mike Heydt said...

Dear Randy, Christine, Liz, Catherine, and Jimmy,
We want you all to know that you are in our prayers daily!! The girls have Liz as a banner on their phones and pray for her when they see it and even when they dont! Courtney even has your name on her mirror! We are encouraged by some answered prayers already and are continuing to pray for the results of the gene test! God bless you all!!
In His Love,
Mike, Beth , Courtney, Kristen, and Kendall Heydt

christmas story said...

Hello Liz and family! Liz you are a real trooper, your updates show us how to be strong and courageous in faith, hang in there. Right now we are praying for a good marker test for you. Please know you are constantly on our minds and in prayer.

Kristi said...

Hey Liz, Christine, and Randy,
I hope you had a restful night. The pics were beautful to see. I love the Lothrop smiles keep it up its what makes you strong...I pray that you continue to get good news today and from here on out..we are all praying hard and loving you...

stay strong,

Gayla Holmer said...

Christine, Randy & Lizzie:

Talked with Linda last night and she shared with me the journey you are on. While there are not really words at a time like this, I know you take comfort in the "family" of people who are there, sitting with you in your grief. I am headed to our prayer room at church right now to send mighty prayers to our awesome God. Remember to take care of yourselves so you can keep taking care of your girl. God's mercies are new every morning. You will daily be in my thoughts and prayers. "For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord; plans to prosper, and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
Love and prayers, Gaye Holmer

Saneholtz14 said...

We love you Lothrops!
Lizard you are in our prayers each and every day! Stay strong you will get through this! We will see you soon:) xoxo

Your favorite cousin...haha

Melissa (and Tyler)

lythgoe said...

Hi Lizzy,

Wow! That smile is going to get you and everyone around you through this!

The Lythgoe family (and extended family) has you in our every thought and prayer. We are glad to hear the good news and pray that the good news continues. Know that God is holding you in His arms and won't be letting go!

The Lythgoes
Jim, Tracey, Trevor and Meghan

deb hickly said...

Hey Liz

You don't know me, but I was a good friend of your Dad's "back in the day". :)

My sister in Cincy just forwarded your website to me, and so I wanted you to know that my girls and I are now praying for you, "WITHOUT ceasing".

God is good, Liz, ALL the time.

Hugs to you, your mom and your dad.

Love, Deb (Templin) Hickly and girls