Thursday, April 1, 2010

In Limbo

Elena is resting after a very rough night of unrest. Her red cell counts are good after receiving two units of blood but her platelets were about the same as when we first arrived at the clinic yesterday morning. This is causing us some concern as she had received two units of platelets before these counts were done and will now receive a third. Her nose has continued to bleed and she has also vomited more blood. Pray that we will find out what is causing this and that the doctors can correct the problem.

Please also keep our family in your prayers as we are spread thin, often with our hearts and minds in one place and our bodies in another. Pray for Olivia as she deals with the emotional roller coaster we are all riding and with trying to balance the normalcy of life that this time of year brings with the reality we now find ourselves living in.

Thank you for all of the prayers!! We defnitely feel the hands of Jesus reaching out to us!

Im Him,
The Tates


  1. Praying for you guys and thinking about you all! Please let me know if there is anything that I can do!..Love you all!

  2. Praying that Elena will start to feel better and that they get to the bottom of what is going on. As parents we don't wont to ever see our kids go through this.

    Always praying,

  3. Mark and Christy, John and I want you to know that we are holding each of you close in prayer. Please give Elena and Olivia a hug from us - and hug each other for us. Blessings and love, Toni Kimbrough

  4. We are praying for a better more "restful" night for all of you, if that's possible (as parents in this situation). We love ya'll and just hate that you are going through so much. I pray Elena is stronger tomorrow, no nose bleeds, vomitting or fevers! Hang in there and let us know if ya'll need anything at all! Love and hugs, Kriston, Jason & Ellison

  5. I'm always checking on Elena and I was disappointed tonight when I got on and read what she is going through. You are all in our thoughts and prayers....hang in there and let us know if you need anything! Hoping you all will get to go home soon but most of all, that she feels better real soon.
    Diona :)
    P.S. She always amazes me when I've seen her how positive she is and sweet with Allison. You are right, she is always so sweet towards others battling her same disease.

  6. Loving you all and sending hugs from a distance! Praying specifc prayers and asking Him to comfort each of you and your needs. Elena is so strong and we know this too shall pass! love love - Phil & Cori

  7. Mark and Christy,
    Kristi, the kids, and I pray every night for Elena and your family. We just want you to know we are out there with the countless others in prayer. There is not a day that goes by that your family is not on our mind or in our prayers. We care deeply for you guys and have faith Elena and your family will get through this. Your family has an amazing faith and strength. With much love, The Camarda's

  8. Christy, thank you for the updates. It seems today was a better day. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

    Patty Prather

  9. I' such a ding-bat! I just figured out I could post a comment...We love you, We are praying for you & know God will answer our prayers.
    love to all,