Posted (Tina) in All Posts on August-6-2007

Ella had a tougher night – they drew her blood gas level at 4am and her pO2 level had decreased from 116 to 64. This is still considered “stable”, but the fluctuations are not real good. We would prefer to see her stats climbing steadily. Her blood gas level at noon was low too – – in the 60’s.
They are waiting to see how Dr. Kays wants to proceed. The ECMO flow is still at 120. We will watch, wait and pray that her strength continues and that God provides wisdom to Dr. Kays on the best way to move forward.
Ella’s monkey, Reneke, is making sure that the CD is playing now and then…providing comforting songs and voices.
Thanks again for all your support and prayers during this time. The comments from everyone on the blog are so appreciated!

deanna on August 6th, 2007 at 9:56 am #

i think it is so cute that you named the monkey i hope ella keeps getting better

Heidi on August 6th, 2007 at 11:25 am #

Through all that you are going through I appreciate so much your updating the site to keep us all so informed. My prayers for all three of you will be constant. Ella grow stronger everyday you have AWESOME parents that loves you so much 🙂

Joel Snyder on August 6th, 2007 at 1:00 pm #

Ella and Reneke, Keep listening to the stories and music. Grandpa,Taco, and Manny are praying for you to get strong enough for your surgery. We Love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Grandpa

Kelli Billman on August 6th, 2007 at 2:21 pm #

To those of you who are keeping up with Ella’s progress and praying for the West family:
I’m gathering that Tina and Josh may not be aware of the magnitude of people who are praying for their family. Wouldn’t it be nice for all of you who are reading but not posting to jump on with your name and where you live to let Tina, Josh and Ella know that they are in your prayers? I really think it would be nice for them to know! Thank you.
God Bless,
Kelli, Mark, Jack and Sam Billman
Denver, Colorado

Michelle Herman on August 6th, 2007 at 2:29 pm #

Tina, Josh and Ella – we are all pulling for you here in Santa Monica! Your journey over the last many months and days has continued to touch our hearts and bring tears of both joy and sadness. Ella certainly is well loved… and beautiful! She couldn’t be in better hands.

Christina DuHart on August 6th, 2007 at 2:50 pm #

Hi Josh & Tina just wanted to let you know I am checking on Little Ella everyday. I’m hoping her blood gas levels come back to where they are supposed to be. I hope you two are getting some rest it is important for Miss Ella to have well rested and strong parents too.
Thank you so much for keeping us all informed. I know it must be hard to keep up, with everything that is going on.
Take care and hugs and kisses to Ella.

Lori Vodnik on August 6th, 2007 at 3:11 pm #

Josh, Tina, and Baby Ella –
We are praying several times a day and cannot wait till the day you all can come home. What a sweet face your little one has. Thank you for the constant updates. We check the site daily and it’s so nice that you’ve kept us all connected. You are all in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers and we love you all!

Gloria Butler Jacobsen & Red on August 6th, 2007 at 3:33 pm #

Hi Tina & Josh,
Our prayer group met this morning 8AM and prayed for little Miss Ella and my husband Red and I pray every day for her full recovery! Thank you both for letting us join you in prayer. What great love and courage to read your story!! God bless all three of you!
Love & prayers,
Gloria & Red Jacobsen

Joan Odell on August 6th, 2007 at 4:10 pm #

Dearest little Ella, prayers for you tonight to rest well and have your body heal and stabilize. Momma and Daddy, prayers to sustain, encourage and support you through the night so you may rest well and rest easy to meet tomorrow. Our love and prayers, Steve and Joan Odell

Bobbie Cortez on August 6th, 2007 at 4:22 pm #

Dear Tina and Josh

I’m believing and loving God with you. With prayers for all of God’s best, Love


Fran Jarrett on August 6th, 2007 at 4:23 pm #

Sweet Ella you rest well tonight and prayers will be with you for healing and strength. Much love to you and your Mom and Dad.
Denver, Colorado

Auntie Shannon on August 6th, 2007 at 4:37 pm #

I think our little Ella may need a name change on the birth certificate. It is now “Sweet” Ella. I can’t wait to get my arms around her – she continues to touch our hearts daily.
Much love and prayers from Newport Beach, Cali

Mollie Rosing on August 6th, 2007 at 5:15 pm #

We’re praying everyday for “Sweet” Ella and her amazing mom and dad. Love, The Rosings in Menlo Park, CA.

Jen on August 6th, 2007 at 6:01 pm #

Tina, Josh, and sweet baby Ella,
The Routon family from Denver, CO is praying for you every day. Your faith is amazing and a blessing to all those who read your posts.
God bless you all,

Eli Brown on August 6th, 2007 at 7:36 pm #

Texas is in prayer for Baby Ella. I put her on our church prayer chain. From the list of responses it sounds like there are people from all over the United States lifting her up in prayer.
The Brown family
Houston, Texas

Michael, Kim Carson and Cooper on August 6th, 2007 at 9:01 pm #

We were notified by some friends close by and we have started praying for Ella’s full recovery. We pray to give your doctors wisdom, We pray to give you patience and peace. We pray for the pure and never ending love of Christ to come around you and your family to give you strength. And most of all, we ask that in all things, let Christ be glorified…

(My son has a nack for having this type of “batphone” to God. Don’t know why, but he is our prayer warrior. He is fighting for your little girl!)

In him…

Michael, Kim, Carson and Cooper
Denver, CO

Char Snyder Jordan on August 6th, 2007 at 9:25 pm #

Dearest Josh and Tina,
Jimmy and I pray for your continued strength and love for baby Ella. We love you, pray for you and want the best for you all. love, Aunt Char and Jim.

Graham & Meesh Pierce on August 6th, 2007 at 9:41 pm #

Praying for you, Ella and fam!

God Bless!

Graham & Meesh
Newport Beach, CA

Grammycharlotte on August 7th, 2007 at 5:34 am #

Blessings! Charlotte Rehrig, Newark, Delaware

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