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.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

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.


At 6:17 AM, Anonymous The Stark Family said...

Our family is praying for you all. Ellie, Im sure is a strong young lady. God is in control - always. No matter what. Nothing happends outside of what he wants. We will be praying for her as well as strength for you all.
Blessings. The Stark Family, Blairstown, NJ

At 6:34 AM, Anonymous Kristina said...

I am concerned for you all today and keeping you before our Father.

At 6:50 AM, Anonymous Judy and Jon White said...

We are praying. Love, JUdy & Jon

At 7:31 AM, Blogger Keri said...

I am praying for your Ellie.


At 8:06 AM, Blogger c.g. said...

"He gives power to the weak, to those who have no might He increases strength." Isaiah 40:29

Praying for Ellie.

At 8:21 AM, Blogger Chris said...

What an awesome and loving Father we have watching over us! The chain that HE uses to pass Ellie's name and needs to people all over the world is amazing. HE is making sure that you have the prayer support needed to get through this terrible time in your life. In one of your initial posts you said that you asked God to be glorified in Ellie's life, for all to see. Well, dear sister and brother in Christ, HE indeed is doing just that. The strength that HE is giving you is an inspiration to us all and to non-believer too, I am sure. Only a real GOD would be able to carry a family through what HE is carrying you through. Continue to let that light shine and know that love and prayers are flowing up to the throne room of grace for precious Ellie. In Rev. 5:8 scripture tells us, "they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints." I believe because of Ellie, an awful lot of new bowls have been filled.
-The Robersons

At 8:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're whole family is in my prayers everyday! i cant imagine the pain you all are going through but i know Our Heavenly Father is watching over you and making you stronger through all of this! You're my hero Ellie!
Love in Christ,
Erin Ward

At 9:59 AM, Blogger BreezieGirl said...

I'm praying Ellie, God bless you and your family!

At 10:48 AM, Anonymous The Stone family said...

Hi Skees family,
I check everyday to see how you are all doing.
Just want you to know the Stone family in Sanford is praying.
We are friends with Kim D and Alex
Blessing, Barb Stone

At 1:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are all in my thoughts and prayers throughout the day. I am amazed by your strength and honesty as you travel this hard road. My family and I will continue to pray for you. Lisa (Carla's sister)

At 2:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Checking in multiple times a day to see how you're doing...Thinking and praying for you always. Les

At 3:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keeping a close eye on your blog to keep up to date with Ellie's condition. Praying on for you all... God's grace continues to be sufficient. We praise Him for His faithfulness.
NTM family in UK

At 3:55 PM, Anonymous Jill Heins said...

You are all constantly in our prayers..

For I am the LORD, your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.
Isaiah 41:13

Love, Jill and the Minnesota clan

At 11:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here in France we are praying for you Ellie. Keep up the good work. You are very strong and shall continue to be so. Keep the faith. All is well.


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