Ellis Update-13

Today Ellis is set to have an MRI which will be the final test we have to give us a clear picture on the extent of the damage to her brain. We will have results in a day or so. That will prepare us for the next step which will be getting her off the vent, most likely on Sunday. Because of the swelling in her brain she's still having some seizures, only now we can see most of them happening because she's off most of her most sedating meds. It has been a hard thing to see. I would give anything in the world to be the one in that bed instead of my sweet girl. I cannot tell you what a difficult thing it is to beg God for the life of your child. It was just recently I was begging God for the life of my husband. Still, that was different. My husband and I had a decade of history together, pictures, videos, memories and the life we'd built. I was begging the Lord to let us have the life that I knew continue. With Ellis, I just met her. I long to know more. I want to know if she will have curls in her hair and the color of her eyes. I want to hear her say the word Mama. I want to know what kind of baby food she'll dislike. I want to know at what age she will role over. I want to see her and her brother interact. I want to hear her laugh. We had 2 weeks of normal before everything came crashing down. Thinking that I might never get to experience those things with her is almost too much to bear. At night, as I lay my head on my pillow on the hospital futon, the tears flow freely. And about the only prayer my heart can sometimes muster is "please God. please."

Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the Lord: "The Lord looked down from His sanctuary on high, from heaven He viewed the earth, to hear the groans of the prisoners and release those condemned to death.” So the name of the Lord will be declared in Zion and His praise in Jerusalem.

Psalm 102:18-21

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Ellis' Prayer

We stand together in unity to declare that Ellis will live and not die. She will live to declare Jehovah is God, and her life will be a light and testimony to the nations. We declare that darkness is as light to you, God. We call forth light into the dark places and believe that what the enemy intends for evil, God is using for good. We break the power of every stronghold and argument over her life that exalts itself against the knowledge of God. We declare that no weapon formed against her will prosper. We declare that her spirit will rise up and lead her soul and her body. Ellis Claire Rodriguez, arise, shine, His glory is upon you.