Saturday, April 3, 2010

Update on Elena

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.


  1. We are praying and thinking of you today and every day. I can't beging to imagine what your going through as parents, but I know that you are strong and that Elena is one tough little girl and that all of this will make you a closer and stronger family. Hang in there, smile and know that we are here if you need anything. Love and hugs all the way around! Kriston, Jason & Ellison

  2. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired even of life. 9Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. 10He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, 11as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our[a] behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many. 2 Cor 1:8-11

    'Tis Grace that brought me (y'all) safe thus far
    and Grace will lead me (y'all) home.

    Easter is a time for miracles and tonight we claim that miracle for Elena, and peace and comfort for Mark and Christy in the name of Jesus.

    Praying without ceasing for the Tates,
    The Dravi

  3. Christy and Mark, we are praying and praying and praying for infinite wisdom and knowledge for all of Elena's medical team that can only come from God. And we are praying God's love and peace to surround all of you, and hold you close. Blessings and love to each of you! Toni and John Kimbrough

  4. Oh Christy, I am sorry to hear all of this, but know how deeply you are trusting and loving our God. He has and will continue to guide and hold your hand through it all. Your prayer warriors are strong and unyeilding for you all now and forever. Lots of hugs and courage for you.
    The Fredlunds

  5. Mark and Christy,
    We are praying, praying, praying....may you feel his presence as he holds you in the palm of his hands. We love you all and keep praying that everything will be okay. She's so strong and will make it through. Hang in there.
    Greg, Diona, Kaitlyn, Emily and Allison

  6. Still praying

    The Dravi

  7. Still praying for y'all...

    1Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. 2He said: "In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared about men. 3And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, 'Grant me justice against my adversary.'
    4"For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, 'Even though I don't fear God or care about men, 5yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won't eventually wear me out with her coming!' "

    6And the Lord said, "Listen to what the unjust judge says. 7And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? 8I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?"

    The Dravi

  8. Still praying...

    The Dravi

  9. Still praying, but I think you already knew that.

    In His grip,
    The Dravi