Well, since I did not think a background half #4 and half #8 would work, I emailed the shop back and said I was halfway through a project and had it been discontinued? They got back to me right away.
YES Kreinik #4 braid in color #9300 (orchid) has been discontinued.
Luckily Kreink told the shop they had some left and would send them if she really needed some!! So I ordered two just in case. Thought I'd let my fellow stitchers know in case you are using or plan to use this thread.