Posted (Tina) in All Posts on August-11-2007

Ella’s stats are the same – – but not improving. Her bilirubin levels are continuing to increase, so they are running more tests on her liver. They increased the Lasix to try and reduce more of the swelling. Thankfully, they have not seen any more seizure activity since they medicated her at the initial sign of seizures. So, they were going to try and reduce the seizure medication — we hope the seizures will stay away!
This upcoming week with her surgery is a big milestone. Please pray for Ella’s strength and a successful surgery.
Also, her parents are exhausted! Please pray that we will be renewed by His strength. It is so tough to see this sweet little girl connected to all these machines, day after day, with no forward progress.
We know His timing is perfect and that He is in control. Holding onto these truths, and being encouraged and reminded about them by all of you, has been a saving grace. But it has not stopped the emotions from rising to the surface each day!
Lord, help us to trust you even more as we watch the fulfillment of your will unfold for sweet little Ella.

Jenny Talbott on August 11th, 2007 at 5:50 pm #

I am sending Ella every ounce of positive energy in my body for her upcoming surgery… you all are in my thoughts and in my heart…

Char Snyder Jordan on August 11th, 2007 at 7:20 pm #

We send our love and encouragement to be strong and understand that this life is made to help us grow. Stong parents require strong measures. We pray for little Ella every chance we get. We have faith you will stand the test. Gather the knowledge and love your wonderful daughter. We will fast for her on her surgery date to help our desires realized in Christs name. Love, Aunt Char and Jim

Joan and Steve Odell on August 11th, 2007 at 7:21 pm #

Dear Hearts: I know from experience that these days seem surreal yet poignant. You both have remained so strong and steadfast but all of this takes a toll on your emotions, strength and stamin and He understands that. My prayers are for your renewal in strength and that your rest is pure and resorative – I hold all of three of you in my heart, my arms and my prayers through the night. His infinite love and wisdom are with you – sleep peacefully and awaken refreshed as He knows your needs. Our love and always our prayers, Steve and Joan Odell

Mollie Rosing on August 11th, 2007 at 7:45 pm #

We are continuing to pray for strength and improvement for sweet Ella and renewed strength and stamina for her extraordinary mom and dad. We will especially be praying for Ella’s upcoming surgery and all of the nurses and doctors who will be taking care of her. All our love, the Rosings

monika on August 11th, 2007 at 7:47 pm #


Christina DuHart on August 11th, 2007 at 7:58 pm #

Josh and Tina Please continue to stay strong. Ella needs you now more than ever. My family and I will be hoping and praying for the very best outcome for Ella’s surgery. Please rest the best you can. Give your Little Angel hugs and kisses from all of us. Our thoughts and prayers will be for the very best outcome. All our love the DuHarts.

jordan, gabriel, julien, claudia and elisa on August 11th, 2007 at 8:35 pm #

julien want me to passa long the message that he hopes she makes it though the surgery ok – and that you make it through it too – we love you guys

Eusey Family on August 11th, 2007 at 9:10 pm #

Sweet Ella – we are going to sleep tonight with so many prayers coming your way. May God give you some strength tonight as he comforts you and your mom and dad. We love you so much.

Extra love from your cousins xoxo

Joel Snyder on August 11th, 2007 at 9:32 pm #

Ella, What a lucky girl to have a Mom and Dad with such grace and courage.You rest for the surgery and I will pray for all of you.Love,Grandpa

Gloria Butler Jacobsen & Red on August 11th, 2007 at 11:09 pm #

We will continue to bathe precious Ella in much prayer for total recovery and renewed strenghth for Tina & Josh. Always prayer, Gloria & Red

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