Our relatively good day just felt like it got completely shattered by a visit from a cardiologist. As we posted earlier, Ella has been stable & seemed to have steady- albeit small- improvement in the form of tiny little victories. Our spirits were the best they've been since this all began, as you could probably note from my previous post.
But we have been brought to our knees again after the cardiologist painted a much more bleak picture. He said that it will take nothing short of a miracle for Ella to be able to live. Based on his experience, the odds are extremely low that her heart will recover since it has yet to make any progress with the function of the left ventricle. If the next couple of days stay the same, a recovery will be even more miraculous. He also said that her heart could basically give out at any moment.
I don't even know how I have the ability to type this right now except that we believe in a God - a Love - who moves people pray, to care, to give and love to others. Your prayers, your outpouring of support & your generosity have been one of the greatest reflections of that Love we have ever experienced.
Thank you for your prayers. Continue to love. We are asking for a miracle. We hope & believe it can happen. Help us to keep the hope, to keep the faith, to trust the Lord. Thank you so much.
Erik & Christa