About Sarah . . .
Sarah asked me to please post about how she is doing. What has been happening for her on the “blog” has been an incredible source of strength and release for her. She is so committed to keeping it current out of appreciation for those who follow so faithfully and pray so fervently for Ellie and our families.
As a group, “Team Ellie”, we have often used a military analogy to both seriously encourage one another and provide an endless opportunity for levity. This morning, while circumstanes are incredibly serious, we still each found there was grace enough to laugh amidst the tears. On the serious side, we would like to share the metaphor that fits for us today to give a little insight into our Sarah. She has been our finest “Surgeon” on the front line – attending to Ellie as no one else could. She has the ability to read Ellie when no one else can and tends to her spirit with words and song like NO ONE else. She tried to shower yesterday and 30 minutes hadn’t passed that we had to call her back to Ellie’s side to speak and calm her. We have collectively decided that she needs to be recalled from the ‘Front’ – as the circumstances of Ellie being in a drug induced coma presents this opportunity. So she is in her own Intensive Care Unit – a time of quiet, no phone calls, no beeping alarms, no vision of the look in her daughter’s eyes. She will take some time to be stitched up with the Words of Truth, soothed with a Peace that surpasses understanding, and cared for in the arms of the Great Physician.
We are shifting the Team around and John will stand duty in the daytime now. He is ever so watchful and gentle in spirit as he stands guard over his most beloved Ellie. John is excellent at watching out for Ellie in the overwhelming world of “telemetry” in a Pediatric ICU. Belinda, his firefighter, EMT aunt, has joined the Team – called into Service out of Reserve Status. She and Sarah will now take turns doing the night watch.
Ellie was taken for her CT Scan of the Head early this afternoon and was back in the room at 2:45. She is mostly resting quietly it seems, however, they are still struggling to lower her blood pressure. We are awaiting results and will keep you posted. Thank you all for your continued prays and words of encouragement.