Sadly, today was not better and brighter. According to Elena, today was a bad day. Once again, fever and nausea plagued her. She has spent most of the day in bed, moaning and asking for anyone to help her feel better. Her breathing is rapid and shallow. She shakes from chills and then sweats with fever. She throws up bile. Today wasn't really any different than the last nine days.
Over the past seven weeks, we have been amazed at Elena's strength and perseverance. Today, the day before beginning her eighth week here, she has had enough. Throughout the day, she has said she just wants to feel better. For the first time in 49 days, Elena said she felt like she would never get better. She said that this new medicine was never going to work. She said every day is a bad day. She never gets a good night's sleep or a good day's sleep for that matter. Every nurse and doctor tells her she will get better, it will just take time. Elena wonders how much longer. She can't really remember the last time she felt good.
But we have to believe that better and brighter days are ahead. We just wish they would get here a whole lot quicker.
Praying and believing!
"You are the God who performs miracles."