Friday, July 17, 2009

July 17th

From Ron

This morning Elena was stable after yesterdays procedures. There was an issue with a blood infection and her inability to process the IV
nourishment she is receiving.

In the afternoon fluid had built up to the point that both of her lungs collapsed. Her Intensive Doc was able to quickly install two additional chest tubes, now there's a total of six, and Elena quickly recovered. I don't think I need to say that this is not good news. The problem is that while Elena is able to survive these episodes she is not healing. Our prayers need to be that her lungs need to start healing and they
need to start healing now.

Of interest is that two of Elena's Doc's attended a meeting at Jackson
Memorial Hospital on Thursday night. They learned that JMH has 60 cases in ICU with severe pulmonary issues, mostly from swine flu, most of the patients are under 40 years old and they expect that a third will not survive. So much for swine flu not being serious.

Please specifically pray that Elena's lungs will begin to heal


  1. I am truly at a loss for the right words. All that I can say is that I am praying for her each day as well as for you Ron, Laura and Melissa as this is so difficult for you and all those who love her.

  2. Be strong Elena, you are in my thoughts and prayers!

  3. Please know my prayers and thoughts and love are there for Elena! She WILL overcome all of this! Love Mommy