Friday, April 2, 2010

Happy Good Friday

Good Afternoon from Room #183

Elena had a pretty good night last night with regards to medical issues at the expense of very little rest. She received another unit of blood from 11:00pm to 1:30am and had vitals taken every hour throughout the night. She commented to me at around 3:30 or 4:00am that she thinks they treat you all night so they can get more done and you won't have to stay in the hospital as long. :-) She did throw up a little clotted blood this morning but has not had a nose bleed all day and has felt pretty good otherwise. She just finished an ultrasound of her abdomen and all of the organs therein. The doctors want to make sure that her kidneys are fine and that the blood flow is going in the right direction and not backing up or clotting. We should hear something later today, once the radiologist has had a chance to view the scan. I told Elena after the ultrasound that now I really do know her inside and out. :-)

Please pray for good results from the ultrasound and for Elena to continue to improve. Pray that her fever goes away and that her appetite returns. She is eating something for the first time today at 4:30 this afternoon. She is on constant IV fluids to stay hydrated, but she "just wants to feel better".

We hope that you all have a wonderful Good Friday and we thank you one and all for everything that you do for us.

In Him,
The Tates

PS Somehow this update didn't get out this's a quick review on the evening...we have not heard any results from the ultra sound, Elena got to get outside for a little while this evening, and we enjoyed a fabulous pizza and movie night all together at the hospital. Visiting hours are over at 9pm. As soon as everyone left, Elena put down her bed and was out! She's sleeping as I type.
Please pray for restful, peace filled night.

“Because they love me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue them; I will protect them, for they acknowledge my name. They will call upon me and I will answer them; I will be with them in trouble , I will deliver them and honor them. With long life I will satisfy them and show them my salvation.” Psalm 91:14-16


  1. Hope you have great news soon, and you are on your way home! Loved seeing you guys today! Praying for Elena, and a restful night!

  2. We will be praying for y'all. I hope that she has a restful night and that you get good news in the morning. We love you!


  3. I just rec'd the news this evening. Praying, praying, praying for His hands of healing and protection for Elena, for peace and rest for you all and especially for courage.
    Joshua 1:9
    Please let us know if you need ANYTHING...
    The Gundersons