Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

We need your prayers.
Last night, before ever going to sleep, Elena started to experience intense leg pain from her knees down.  It continued throughout the early morning hours.  Elena never slept. It was awful -tears streaming, fist clinching, grimacing pain.
After four doses of morphine, she was still in pain.  A pain pump was ordered. Elena was finally able to rest from about 3 - 6:30 this evening.

She is physically and emotionally exhausted. We all are.  A cause for the leg pain still has not been determined.

So, we sit here at Scottish Rite in the dark after a hellish night and day.
Watching your child scream in pain, crying out for help and calling your name for hour after hour is heart breaking!

We ask simply that you pray as you feel led.
We pray for answers, peace, and rest.

In Him,
The Tates

"Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you." 1 Peter 5:7


  1. oh sweet Tate sorry to hear that it was such a long exhausting night/day for all. Definitely praying! Praying for the rest that is so desperately needed and wanted. Praying meds do its job and bring some relief. Praying for the strength to continue that only He can provide. We love you!

  2. Praying so hard. Love you all!

  3. PRAYING & LOVING you with all GOD's (and my own) MIGHT!

    Praying rest, for the Holy Spirit to go into the inner working's of her body and bring soothing, miraculous healing to her veins, her bones ... to bring restoration and rest.

    Praying for you and loving you, just as God loves you & plans to bring victory to your lives. You're running to win and we're right there by your side ... and you're going to finish with great joy! God is an awesome coach & can be trust.

    Race into His arms, knowing that, even when the running gets hard, He is always good. <3

    "'Remember Your word to Your servant, for You have given me hope. My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.' Psalm 119:49-50

    LOVE! Amy Hoyle

  4. We have never met, but I am a NFUMC member. Just wanted you to know that I pray for Elena everyday and often throughout the day. I also pray for you and your family. May God be with all of you.


  5. I know it does no good to get agressive with the medical staff there, but why the hell don't they give her enough medication to stop the pain. Even if they have to give her something to make her sleep through it. Pain can be managed with the right drugs. Scream at them, demand that Elena not be allowed to suffer. Take off the gloves and let them know that you want her to have whatever she needs...NOW.

    Sorry, just venting, but I don't think any hospital should claim they can't manage pain to the point that Elena has to scream hour after hour for help. Pleas God, put the hospital staff on notice that they must help her, NOW.

  6. Please know that our hearts are breaking with you. We are praying for all of you to be wrapped in the arms of God with the peace, strength and healing that only He can provide. Brent, June & Maggie Simmons.

  7. I'm also praying for you. I know the anguish of extreme, chronic pain. We're all trusting God to resolve this quickly!

  8. Lots of love coming your way from the Skeels family. Praying that things turn around for your family. Hearing/watching your child cry out in pain is unbearable. Sending lots of prayers and love.