Aug
03
    
Posted (Tina) in All Posts on August-3-2007


We went to talk with Dr. Kays this afternoon. The results of the EEG do show that Ella is having seizures. Seizures are not indicative of a healthy brain. This means that brain damage has occurred at some point along this journey.
 
The tests show the damage is in two places: the right frontal lobe and the mid-brain on the left hand side. At this time, they do not have a way to know the degree of damage: it could be anywhere from mild to moderate to severe.
 
The amazing part is that through all of these highs and lows, God still continues to speak to us.
 
There was a thunderstorm outside this morning when the alarm clock went off. As I laid there in bed, the words of this song spoke to my heart:
 

I Will Praise You In This Storm

 
I was sure by now God,
That You would have reached down
And wiped our tears away,
Stepped in and saved the day.
But once again, I say, “amen”
and it’s still raining.
As the thunder rolls
I barely hear You whisper
through the rain,
“I’m with you”
and as Your mercy falls
I raise my hands
And praise the God who gives and takes away.

 
And I’ll praise you in this storm
and I will lift my hands
for You are who You are
no matter where I am
and every tear I’ve cried
You hold in your hand
You never left my side
and though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm

 
I remember when I stumbled in the wind
You heard my cry to You
and raised me up again.
My strength is almost gone.
How can I carry on
if I can’t find You?
And as the thunder rolls
I barely hear You whisper
through the rain
“I’m with you”.
And as Your mercy falls
I raise my hands
and praise the God who gives and takes away.

 
I lift my eyes unto the hills
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the maker of heaven and earth
I lift my eyes unto the hills
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the maker of heaven and earth

 
And I’ll praise you in this storm
and I will lift my hands
for You are who You are
no matter where I am
and every tear I’ve cried
You hold in your hand
You never left my side
and though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm

This song is by by Casting Crowns. You can listen to it below.



 
Aug
03
    
Posted (Josh) in All Posts on August-3-2007

Good news: Ella’s stats improved over night and continue to do so.
Tough news: The EEG results came back and Ella is in fact having seizures.

We’re going to meet with Dr. Kays and the staff this afternoon to discuss the details. We don’t really know what this means, short or long term, but ask for your continued prayers.