This prayer request came from South America the day after Christmas. Please pray for 3 yr old Missionary Kid (MK) Eliana. Below you find an adaptation of the first email and an update from today. I have told Steven you are praying!
Christmas morning we admitted Eliana to a hospital in Brazil. She had a virus for a couple of days that very suddenly became very serious. She very quickly became dehydrated. She has lost her motor skills like walking, talking, seeing straight, etc. After many tests (spinal tap, catscan) they have ruled out several things. They believe that she has a virus that has attacked her neurological system. This case is very rare. They are monitoring her vitals and are being pro-active with antibiotics. They have to let the virus run its course. We are asking prayer for Eliana:
a. that she will make it through this virus
b. That she will regain ALL of her motor skills soon
c. For God’s grace to be poured out on the family
God is so good and faithful. We praise Him.
Thank you for your prayers, we will keep you updated when we are home as to her condition.
Resting in His grace,
Steven and Cindy
Update Dec 30th
Thank you for your emails and prayers. It has been a great encouragement to us. Eliana has been showing some improvement. However the doctor that is working with her has asked that we move her to a better hospital where more tests can be run. The Medical Dept. in London has reviewed her case and is mandating now that we move her immediately. Either Cindy or I will fly with her to Rio or Sao Paulo, Brazil. This obviously makes us a little anxious to move her, please pray for this time of transition. Pray for the Medical team to be Led to the best hospital where she needs to be. Please continue to pray for her to regain all of her motor skills.
We are thankful for God’s grace that we know He is giving during these days. We will keep sending updates.
God bless, Steven