Tuesday, April 3rd
It is 4:30 in the morning, east coast time, Ellie seems to be getting physically stronger, however, an unusual twist has taken hold. She appears to be experiencing ICU psychosis. The doctors are working to get her through this – sometimes it just resolves on it’s on. She desperately needs some undisturbed, restful sleep to counter this experience. It has taken John and Sarah and the family to a new level of distress. Please pray for their strength to make it through this night and this next morning. The plan this morning is to stop all meds and once again proceed with the extubation of the breathing tube in Ellie. Yesterday, doctors atttempted to place another tube through Ellie’s nose into her instestines to facilitate better nutritional care. It has taken several attempts and it is still not positioned correctly. They administered some medication to hopefully help the tube seat itself properly in her body. Thank you all for your faithfulness through this experience with us.