Posted (jooosh) in All Posts on August-2-2007

At this moment Ella is stable, but her overall stats have dropped a bit. We were hoping to see her pO2 levels (oxygen in the blood) increase from last night, but they decreased over the last 16 hours instead. She went from a pO2 level of 197, to 142, to 108. Dr. Kays is in there now working on her. This is part of the roller-coaster ride that is CDH.
Until she can show improvement while being on ECMO we won’t be able to take her off to have the surgery. There is the option to do the surgery on ECMO, but this greatly increases the risk of unwanted events due to the anti-coagulation drugs in her system. The possibility of a stroke or uncontrolled bleeding would be high if surgery is done on ECMO. At this time there are no plans to do the surgery on ECMO, but that can change.
Please continue to pray for our baby girl’s strength. We know that God is holding Ella in His hands and that He is totally in control. These are the times when our faith is tested. Lord, help us to continue to trust in you, while your Spirit comforts us with words of encouragement. Thank you Lord for your words this morning that were so comforting.

Andrea Thibault on August 2nd, 2007 at 9:28 am #

Little Ella is in my prayers, as well as both of you. God bless.

Terri Trainer on August 2nd, 2007 at 10:18 am #

I’m happy to see the monkey in Ella’s corner! Oh the stories we’ll have to tell that darling little girl ;).
How good and faithful our Father is in providing comfort when needed. In His perfect time…in His perfect time…waiting must be so difficult. Hang in there my darling friends. You are loved beyond measure.

Todd Katler on August 2nd, 2007 at 11:10 am #

Tina, Josh and Ella – our hearts are with you all. We wish Ella all the best and can’t wait to meet her!

The Laz Fam! on August 2nd, 2007 at 11:22 am #

You’ve known for a long time that this would not be an easy road, but He is with you every step of it. Praise God that He has chosen this trial for you. In your weakness is His strength made perfect. We love you.

Joel Snyder on August 2nd, 2007 at 3:42 pm #

To my daughter and son. Have faith and be strong this is just the beginning of a long road. I Love and miss you. Give Ella a little touch from Grandpa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kristen on August 2nd, 2007 at 3:53 pm #

Your prayer request came via JoAnna King. . . a friend of mine. . . You can count on me to hold the three of you in my prayers. I am honored to pray on Ella’s behalf. As a mother of three little girls I have an especially tender heart for this journey you are on. Blessings along the way.

Lesli Richards on August 2nd, 2007 at 5:56 pm #

We are praying for your family…sweet baby Ella is on our fridge 8 x 10. May God sustain and heal this precious one. May he provide supernatural wisdom for Dr. Kays and each nurse. Lord, in your great mercy and goodness, we ask you to allow Ella to grow in health and stature so that she might serve you.
Lord, comfort our precious friends as they go through all the highs and lows. I thank you Lord for Josh and Tina and Ella – Lord, hold them in the palm of your hand.

Love, Lesli

Fran Jarrett on August 2nd, 2007 at 6:14 pm #

He holds the three of you in His hands for the long road and He will give you strength. My love and prayers are with you.

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