Posted (jooosh) in All Posts on July-31-2007

One week ago today our beautiful baby girl was born. She has been incredibly strong in her journey so far, but she still has a long way to go. For the second time, they reduced her ECMO flow this morning to 180 from 200 (her starting point was 220). In addition, the amplitude on the oscillating ventilator was reduced and Ella took it very well. The continued regiment of Lasix is minimizing her swelling. Ella’s stats are remaining steady which is the best news we could hope for.

Please continue to pray that Ella remains strong as they reduce her dependency on the machines. This is a crucial milestone for her to achieve before they can perform her much needed surgery.

John & Estela Williams on July 31st, 2007 at 9:19 am #

Feliz Cumpleanos Ella… what a blessing. We are all praying for you and we can’t wait to hold you in our own arms :-).

Love Julian and Ellis

Auntie Shannon on July 31st, 2007 at 10:13 am #

Happy B-day Sweet Ella. Josh that picture you took is awesome. She is gorgeous – kind of looks like her uncle Rick. ; )

Joslin Dunning on July 31st, 2007 at 10:16 am #

It’s so wonderful to hear this progressive news! What a strong and beautiful baby girl you two have. Happy 1 week Birthday Ella. Best wishes, Joslin.

Deb Carnsew on July 31st, 2007 at 11:16 am #

Happy B-day, little precious one. You and your mommy and daddy continue to be in our prayers!

Joel Snyder on July 31st, 2007 at 12:27 pm #

Taco,Manny,and Grandpa wish you a Happy Birthday.Keep up the good work Ella. We Love You !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Todd & Eve Sheridan on July 31st, 2007 at 2:45 pm #

Go Ella! It’s your birthday!
Glad she’s still stable and progressing, and that the two of you are doing well. Happy Birthday little Ella 🙂

Heidi on July 31st, 2007 at 2:56 pm #

Congratulations to all of you – Ella is beautiful. Her continued improvement is wonderful news! Glad to hear that her parents are doing well also – take care of each other. Much love and prayers to all of you. Love, Heidi, Paul and Alyssa

Grandma West & Grandpa Richard on July 31st, 2007 at 4:27 pm #

BABY ELLA ONE WEEK OLD ! Your Grandma West is so proud of you. I just know you would really get better if I was there to Kiss you up and squeeze you
Love you so much you little doll .I am still praying for you an I know you will be going home with your Mmommy & Daddy real soon.Keep up the good work big girl. TONS OF KISSESS

Dawn on July 31st, 2007 at 6:33 pm #

Happy birthday baby Ella, Mike, Alli and I are all thinking of you and your proud parents and we can’t wait to meet you. I am so glad to hear that you are getting stronger every day. Lots of hugs and kisses from our family to yours!

Char Snyder Jordan on July 31st, 2007 at 7:57 pm #

Dear Ella,
We are so very glad to hear you are doing a good job. We wish you strength and patience to get better. Happy birthday, love Great Aunt Char and Jim

Fran Jarrett on July 31st, 2007 at 8:29 pm #

Well Baby Ella, I was a week late congratulating your Mom and Dad on your birth but now I will wish you a Happy 1 Week Birthday. You stay strong and know that there are many that love you and have you in their prayers. Hugs and Kisses

Chad and Kendal Owens on July 31st, 2007 at 11:09 pm #

She’s beautiful guys! We’re praying way over here on the other side of the world for you! We love reading the blog, thank you so much for keeping it up. Kids are resilient, in a year’s time, this will all be a distant memory and she’ll be cracking you up with her antics!

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