Friday, August 21, 2009

still here

It's 3:45am and we are still in the ER. Elle finally fell asleep around 1:00am after being stuck 3x so they could draw blood. The first stick was unsuccessful and I just sat there holding my poor baby's hands while lee held the oxygen mask over her face and her pacifier in her mouth (that's talent for you) as we watched them search unsuccessfully for a vein. I cried - it was horrible. The second and third tries were better. They ran all sorts of tests and I think they all came back ok but the cardiologist want to watch elle for the next day or so which means that we are about to check into Hotel TCH. They have talked about doing an echo tomorrow to look at elle's heart. As we sit here and wait I have been reading my "One Year Bible." I've leaned on this verse before but as always, I come across it at just the right time-Romans 11:33-36 "Oh, how great are God's riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways! For who can know the Lord's thoughts? Who knows enough to give him advice? And who has given him so much that he needs to pay it back? For everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory. All glory in him forever! Amen." We don't know what the next few hours/days will hold. Now may be the time for Elle's major repair- we don't know and we're not in control. The only power we have is to trust in God's pefect timing. How great are his riches and knowledge and wisdom!!


Lindsey said...

Was hoping for better news within that update- but glad that Elle is already being seen quickly by doctors. Most of my ER experiences involved atrociously long waits to be seen. Perhaps that is because she is so little, cute, and sweet!

Take care of yourself while you're in there, too, ok? Get some rest if you can. Hang in there!!

Keep on posting and updating... I'll check back in after school gets out.

Jennifer said...

Sorry to hear about Elle and the TCH emergency room.. they are so slow, we know from experience!
Please keep updated. We will pray that it's just a small cold!
If you need anything, we are only 15 min. down the road. Just send me an email.
Hopefully they just watch her for a couple of days and let you go home.
When Colin went in the ER for low oxygen and vommiting, we were there 2 1/2 days, then they sent us home.
I pray the same for Elle.

annalee said...

praying for you guys and sweet elle.