Monday, September 17, 2012

Day +54

Today has been a better and brighter day!  We may have even had more 'normal' hours than 'hospital' hours today, which hasn't happened much over the last 1,542+ hours that Elena has spent in the hospital.  It is so good to see her getting closer and closer to her normal self.  She has been able to focus more on doing fun things and less on not so fun, albeit necessary things.  Thank you Jesus!

Elena's appetite has also been getting better and better.  She has eaten three pretty good meals today with even a little bit of snacking in between.  Granted the snacking has been mostly on candy, but we'll take it.  She is enjoying food again and is even planning a menu of her favorite meals for when we get moved to the Ronald McDonald House and can cook for ourselves!  What a blessing God has given us! 

Elena looks good and feels good and is ready to move on with her healing.  Speaking of, the infectious disease doctors met with us today and are switching Elena's IV anti-fungal medication that is being used to treat her lungs to an oral one.  This is another step forward in the process of getting out of here.  Please pray for continued progress in that direction and for complete healing for Elena!

Still praying and believing!

In Him,
The Tates

Then Jesus said, "Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?"  John 11:40


  1. Awesome news!!! Beautiful smile!!!

  2. Words can not discribe how much I admire you Elena.(: Keep fighting

  3. Its go girl. Enjoy the progress each and every day. Have fun doing some of the things that make you happy. I love you

  4. Wonderful news!! You just keep smiling and your body will do the healing with God's help and everyone's prayers. You are amazing! I love you, Aunt Beth
    Oh and keep eating too, but not just candy you are sweet enough!

  5. So glad to hear the good news. Praising God and praying for those good days to continue!!! Glynn

  6. Praying for complete healing, another fever-free day, continued increased appetite and energy. Praying for guidance for all of the doctors treating Elena.

  7. Hip Hip...Hooray!


  8. Keep fighting - glad to see you smiling and eating and slowly approaching normal... there are so many things your healthy friends take for granted LESS because of you. Thanks for your inspiration. - Uncle Wayne