Posted (Tina) in All Posts on August-12-2007

Ella’s condition is the same – stable but no improvement. You might notice that she has a new head band – pink with hearts. So cute for all the girl babies in the NICU! She did take a few moments to look around and respond to Daddy’s voice.

The update on my condition – – thank goodness that I did not have to be admitted into the hospital. Although we were there from midnight until nearly 9am (we just got home), it is good that we decided to visit the ER.

I was diagnosed with Mastitis, which is a bacterial infection of the breast. I will need to take antibiotics for 10 days and get lots of rest.

Keeping this post short because I am falling asleep while writing it!

Joan and Steve Odell on August 12th, 2007 at 8:00 am #

Bless your hearts -So grateful that you have been diagnosed and it is easily treatable = definitely NOT comfortable. Rest and heal – Josh you are so strong for your girls as Tina is for you and sweet Ella. On our way to church – many, many prayers for all of you – ‘This is the Lord’s Day – we will rejoice and be glad in it’ Hugs – Joan and Steve

Lesli Richards on August 12th, 2007 at 10:46 am #

Oh…Ow! Tina, I know that hurts! Praying for you to heal quickly.

Love, Lesli

The Williams on August 12th, 2007 at 11:05 am #

Oh, Tina, I am so sorry – I had mastitis with the girls and it is NOT FUN – glad you were wise enough to go to the hospital even if you did have to wait three hours! In all of our prayers for Ella we always include prayers for the both of you to be taking good care of yourselves – this kind of stress is unbelievably hard on a body. Hugs and smooches – K

Felix on August 12th, 2007 at 11:11 am #

We definitely love the headband. Praying that God sends His angels to give you strength, rest, and His love.

Lisa Wilson on August 12th, 2007 at 11:35 am #

We are friends of Grandma Lynn and Richard. We have been praying for you all since we first learned of Ella’s condition. We want you know that we have past along your prayer needs to all of our family and friends and they in turn have past the requests to their prayer chains, and friends and we get emails and calls from everyone daily asking for what they can specifically pray for each day. We happily keep everyone up dated and we and they will continue to ask for God’s loving hand to be with all of you. In His Love. Lisa, Bruce, Zach and Mitch.

deana on August 12th, 2007 at 12:07 pm #

ow that does not sound fun but i do love the head band

Julie&Ken on August 12th, 2007 at 12:27 pm #

Tina & Josh-
We are good friends with Shannon & Rick and our prayers are with sweet Ella and both of you. May God bring you all strength and feel His warm embrace. She is a beautiful little girl and lucky to have such a wonderful family.

Joel Snyder on August 12th, 2007 at 1:16 pm #

Thanks for the posting and grateful you are on the mend. Just got home from work a little party. Taco and Manny say Hi to all three of you. They have been the greatest and keep me going. Love and Prayers. Grandpa

Eusey Family on August 12th, 2007 at 4:40 pm #

Sweet Ella, thinking about you all day today. Hope you got some good rest and along with the rest came some good stats or maybe you are just waiting to suprise us with an incredible surgery. Love you lots. Tina, oh my gosh – ouch. I know that hurts! Hopefully you were able to get some sleep today and are on the mend. You are my hero.

Shannon (and Rick, Megan, Richard, Claire and Ry)

Aimee Bryan on August 12th, 2007 at 5:12 pm #

Hi Josh and Tina, I just heard from Eli about this. I am so sorry. I will tell my family to pray. My Mom can feel for you both as you know I was 3 months early. She will pray as well.Love Aimee

Lisa T. on August 12th, 2007 at 5:50 pm #

Hi guys: I check in all the time to see how you are doing and please, please know that your beautiful family is in my thoughts and prayers every day. The headband is so adorable! xoxo, Lisa T.

Rachel and Matt Clark on August 12th, 2007 at 6:38 pm #

We’ve been checking your blog daily and thinking and praying for all of you! Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you here in Denver while you are away. Our prayers will be with your family especially during the upcoming surgery. Love Rachel and Matthew

Delicia Reeves on August 12th, 2007 at 7:26 pm #

Hi Tina, Josh and baby Ella,

I think about you guys everyday. I check your website in the morning and before I go to bed at night. I pray that Ella gets better/stronger everyday and that you guys continue to be as strong as you can. Feel better soon Tina.

kristin on August 12th, 2007 at 7:44 pm #

Sweet Baby Ella,
You are beautiful!! May you all feel the strength from the prayers and thoughts from all of us.

Tina, that is so uncomforable! I had that with both Marques and Lauren. Stay away from the warm showers no matter how good it feels!

Hugs to you, Josh and Ella. “She” is a blessed.


Claire Eusey on August 12th, 2007 at 7:55 pm #

Sweet dreams Sweet Ella- we will check in with you in the morning.
love Claire.

Gloria Butler Jacobsen & Red on August 13th, 2007 at 4:20 am #

Ella’s first little hat is so cute,She is such a sweet baby,I’am sorry your hurting,our hearts and prayers are with you.I’am thanful you and Josh have such strong faith in our Lord Jesus to sustain you and so many prayerful friends. God loves you! Gloria & Red

Kara Snyder on August 13th, 2007 at 8:42 am #

I just wanted to let you know what was happening on our end of this. Deanna has taken a very personal interest in Ella. I think she feels connected because they share the same birthday. She has printed a picture of Ella and wears it in a locket. She reads your blog everyday and prays for Ella often. The other day she cried in Robs arms because she was so sad for her. I just wanted you to know that you have one heck of a supporter in Texas.

Dana Chambers on August 13th, 2007 at 10:57 am #

OUCH! That is so painful! Glad to hear you got on antibiotics – they will make you feel better quickly. Many Moms know Mastitis is so very painful. Get some rest. We are praying for all.

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