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Prayer Request

August 12, 2015

Guys, I haven’t asked specifically for a prayer request in a long time.  I know so many of you keep Elena and our family on your prayer list regularly and we are sooooo grateful for that.  If you can over the next week, pray specifically for Elena’s GI issues.  Chad and I are so incredibly frustrated and feel like the only thing left is to bombard God with prayers for this.

Most of you know Elena has struggled constantly with severe acid reflux and vomiting since her injury.  Literally for three and a half years we endured daily projectile vomiting.  We’ve been from doctor to doctor and everyone tries the same thing, then throws up their hands in surrender.  Finally in March, we switched Elena to a new formula that was actually real food blended up.  We were praising God, because for about three months we had NO vomiting.  It was a life changer.  For once we didn’t fear the threat of a major vomit in public, in the car or at home.

Out of nowhere, a couple weeks ago,  Elena started vomiting at some point pretty much every single day.  I can’t keep her bedding or our “puke towels” clean.  The gagging is incessant.  She’s puked at the doctor, the dentist, the Jackson Center, the car, other people’s cars, in bed, on the couch, on the babysitter, in the bathtub, in her feeding chair, on me, on Chad….everywhere.  She’s pretty miserable around feeding times.  The worst is when she wakes up either from a nap or in the morning.  It’s a guaranteed throw up.

We see her GI on Monday.  So in the meantime, please pray for both Elena and the doctor.  We need resolve both for our sanity and for our sweet little girl, who has to endure this.  We’re all miserable.

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This is Elena. Our Light. You can see all the goodness and joy that shines from those deep blue eyes. She loves sneezes, yawns, industrial toilet flushes, automatic paper towel dispensers and The Star Spangled Banner. Music is her everything, specifically Moana, Frozen (really all Disney), Queen & Taylor Swift. Nothing makes her squeal quite like swimming, fast boat rides and her two brothers in trouble. In addition to her megawatt smile, Elena reminds us to cherish the smallest of victories, to live in the present, and to daily dwell in a posture of gratitude for every breath and every blessing.  

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I’m Emmalee, an ordinary gal born and raised in the Heartland. Wife to Chad, and Mom to Elena, Calvin & Turner, I spend most my days ridin’ dirty (literally so much trash) in my minivan carting kids to and fro. When I’m not being a Momager, I excel at self-care, cooking gourmet meals my kids won’t eat and deep-diving all the feelings. Most days, my attitude is gratitude, just taking life one step at a time.

Emmalee & Elena

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