I am talking to John this morning, he stayed the night with Ellie. We were trying to find an adjective to describe the struggle that they have been going through, especially our little Ellie and our precious Sarah. John said it reminded him of an "epic battle". We are trying to let Sarah sleep - she has had so little over the past 7 days.
Just briefly said, they have placed Ellie into a drug induced coma. She is on the ventilator again, for the third time. It is hard to tell her state. She showed signs of "fighting" the ventilator again, as she did the first two times. We just hope and pray that there will be some peace in her mind through this sedation and drug induced paralysis.
So far today, the doctors have not done Rounds, but John reports they are planning a CT Scan of the head and an endoscopic look into the lungs. There appeared to be some bleeding issues last night just before she was intubated - i.e. she vomitted a little blood and they suctioned some blood from her lungs. We are confident the doctors are doing everything they know to do to try to help Ellie. It appears they are on a search for the cause of her high blood pressures and excessively high breathing rate.
We will try to keep you posted as best we can today. "Thank you" seems like such an inadequate thing to say for all the concern and kindness coming our way and especially for all the prayers being lifted to Heaven on Ellie's behalf. I can tell you it is a heart felt feeling from all of us.