Please continue to pray for Elena.
The CT scan showed colitis (an infection in her colon), ascites (fluid in her abdominal cavity) and fluid at the base of her lungs. The chest x-ray showed signs of pneumonia in the lower left lung. The next 24-48 hours are critical as Elena could become septic very quickly. Her blood counts are still very low and she is continuing to receive blood and platelets. The doctors are going to test a stool sample to determine the specific bacteria. If it is positive for one certain bacteria (not sure of the name), Elena will need to be in isolation because it is highly contagious.
God has carried Elena over the last year and he will continue to carry her through this. Please pray boldly with me that the antibiotics will destroy the bacteria, the signs of pneumonia will disappear, the fluid in her body will leave, and that she will have no further complications.
Pray that any fear and anxiety Mark and Christy have will be replaced by the perfect peace and love of God.
In Mark 5:36 Jesus tells the synagogue ruler who is worried about his daughter “Don’t be afraid, just believe.” Jesus then took that child by the hand and she was healed.
I believe God is already healing Elena.
Thank you so much for praying,
For the Tates
PS: Mark and Christy have access to a computer and have their cell phones. Please no visitors at this time.