Friday, November 12, 2010

Please pray now for a miracle

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


Anthony said...

Ella is beautiful! We are praying for you guys. May God fill you with His strength and carry you through this incredibly difficult time. We're holding you in our hearts.

Regan and Anthony

Chic Mama said...

I'm without words. I love you guys so much. Know that I am pleading with God for Ella minute by minute, right along side you both. He is a God of miracles- He CAN heal her.

Jesus- be with my dear friends right now. Comfort them. And heal their sweet baby girl Jesus.
In the name of the one who can give sight to the blind and make the lame man walk- Amen

AndiMae said...

Love you guys so so much. I am so heartbroken for you right now and praying as hard as I can that God works a miracle and heals sweet Ella. And praying that He is covering you with His peace and love right now. I love you.

Sarah said...

My heart is crying out with the both of you.

Robert said...

Robi and I are praying dear friends.

rhonda cyr said...

my heart aches, ... i feel myself pleading with the almighty. i continue to sense just how much God loves this little one, and yet from our earthly view, ... there are so many unknowns. Lord give us an overwhelming sense of your peace in the unknowns, .. faith in your power, and an understanding that you love ella the most of all.
i love you guys, ... still praying.

The Boggs Family said...

In tears, praying for you guys and believing with you in a miracle for your sweet baby girl.

Wes Stanton said...

the Spirit helps us in our weakness
for we do not know how to pray as we ought
but that very Spirit intercedes for us
with sighs too deep for words.

God, behold this family,
help them in their weakness,
and hold them in your tender care.
Keep their lives and heal them;
keep their lives and protect them;
keep their lives and give them strength.
Especially, dear God,
hold Ella in your tender care.
Keep her and heal her;
protect her; strengthen her
and fill her, every bit of her, with life.

Chelle said...

Aching for you guys, but holding onto this promise:

" The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness. "The LORD is my portion," says my soul, "therefore I will hope in him." Lamentations 3:22-24

Our love and nonstop prayers to the five of you, and asking Jesus that you would see many more mercies and miracles today. Praying that He blesses and strengthens every precious beat of your little Ella's beautiful heart.

Misha Leigh. said...

I am praying with you! I know you through Chelle and Andi and I am praying!!

Kristin E said...

Praying, praying, praying. Ella is well loved and has already made a footprint for Christ on this earth. She is amazing. May the Lord provide you and Ella with His supernatural strength and power and faith to continue fighting.