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.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Wednesday Morning Update . . .

We have had a hectic morning. Sorry we did not post on Monday - the day and our energy got away from us. This morning the doctors have proceeded with taking Ellie off some of her medications and preparing her to be extubated. They have stated, however, that her "pneumothorax" [collection of air in the space surrounding her lungs and a partially collapsed lung] are worse today then yesterday. After discussion amongst themselves and with the surgeons, the doctors scheduled Ellie for a CT of the chest. [She was taken for this at 1:25 PM.]

After these results are received, a determination will be made as to whether an additional tube (shunt) will be placed in her upper chest and whether or not to proceed with extubation. When Ellie is awake, once again she is more aware and lucid than before. We think perhaps because one of the narcotics she was on has been stopped. We covet your continued prayers in this time.



At 12:20 PM, Anonymous dwalker said...

Thank you for your faithfulness to update us.
We will continue to pray...

Roger, Debbie & Kaeli

At 2:43 PM, Anonymous Jill Heins said...

Thank you for taking time to let us know what is happening. I know I speak not only for myself but for others as well, when I say how much it means to me to be able to check on Ellie and "her team" and know what is happening with the day.
You are all in my prayers constantly...



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