We will always remember Ellie for her love for others, her creativity, sensitivity, and delight in life! Ellie's light has spread far and wide... may it continue to shine in our hearts.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Saturday Morning Update

Ellie had a somewhat peaceful night - relative to the recent nights - praise God! They are fine tuning the use of the Methadone to limit Ellie's having to experience withdrawal. She seems to do okay for about 3 hours and then the pain from her chest tubes and her sense of "I feel different - all over" takes hold. At Rounds this morning they have adjusted the medications once again to try to eliminate that time zone of discomfort where the meds wear off before the next dose.

She is still running fevers. She spiked a high one this morning and they are proceeding to take new cultures again. Her chest x-ray still shows some residue of the clot in her pleural cavity. The doctors stated that maybe she can move out of ICU soon! Sarah, John, and Belinda have established a 'basic rhythm' and are holding it together fairly well.

Thank you again for your faithful interceding for Ellie!
Loretta

2 Comments:

At 12:20 PM, Blogger c.g. said...

"The doctors stated that maybe she can move out of ICU soon! Sarah, John, and Belinda have established a 'basic rhythm' and are holding it together fairly well."

That is very good news to read.

Also good to read that Ellie had a better night compared to those nights that went before.

How precious is Your love, oh God!

 
At 12:47 PM, Anonymous oneofhisfriends said...

Dear John, Sarah, Belinda and Loretta,

From this side of the blog, it's clear that you are performing a remarkable labor of love with the sufficiency of God. I pray that you keep doing what you are doing and moreso. Who can limit His grace?

Please tell Ellie that it is a privilege to pray for one so brave and strong. She reminds me of Mattie Ross in "True Grit" (book, movie and song). Has she seen the movie? I'd like to have her review.

Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle'.

The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.

Psalm 103:1-6

Agapé

 

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