My mom and step-dad are driving into St. Louis, MO, this morning for two appointments this afternoon. One is for another CT scan at 1:00 pm and the second is for another endoscopic ultrasound at 3:00 pm. She has been referred to a specialist at the GI Center that is located at the Center for Advanced Medicine and is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine. Since she has continued to suffer from excruciating pain after her diagnosis of pancreatitis almost a month ago, her local physician referred her to yet another specialist so that they can continue to try and determine how best to treat her symptoms and ultimately make her well again. We should know the results from these two procedures by tomorrow. They have asked her to stay through the 9th so that they can perform additional tests or procedures if necessary on that day. Thank you all so much for your prayers and notes of encouragement to my mom. She was commenting to me just yesterday about how much you all have comforted her. Please continue to pray for her, specifically that the procedures would go well today, that we would receive good news about treatment options and for continued healing and complete recovery.