Ellie is feeling the effects of the chemo. It's causing quite a bit of pain in the abdomen. She has eaten very little today. Although her bowels are not quite right, she is not having diarrhea now. Also, there is good news in that the tests done as a result of her diarrhea yesterday showed that nothing else is going on.
Consider the words of this song:
"Sometimes He calms the storm, tells the winds to 'Peace, be still'. He can settle any sea, but that doesn't mean He will. Sometimes He holds us close, and lets the wind and waves go wild. Sometimes He calms the storm, other times He calms His child."
He is sustaining Ellie.
1.) That Ellie's pain will ease away, and for her healing.
2.) For strength for John, Sarah, Ethan, and other family as the long haul is wearying.