Posted (jooosh) in All Posts on August-22-2007

(picture of Tina and nurse Angie watching over our baby girl)

Ella had another good night. Her blood gases have been stable and she’s still as cute as ever. At the moment, she has a good amount of fluid build up so she looks pretty swollen. We’re hoping the chest tube will give some relief in this area.

We had expected her surgery to be done this morning, but there’s been no sign of Dr. Kays. We really hope that he is still planning to work on her today. The sooner those cannulas come out, the sooner she can start being turned on her side and stomach.

UPDATE (1:30pm EST): About 10 minutes after the above post, Dr. Kays walked in a kicked us out of Ella’s area so he could do the surgery. We’re expecting him to finish up around 3:00pm EST.

UPDATE (3:30pm EST): Nurse Angie poked her head out about 45 mins ago and said that the surgery is progressing well. We’re expecting things to wrap up soon.

UPDATE (4:10pm EST): Dr. Kays just came out with his team. Ella’s surgery went fine. She did have a little blood loss so they’ll be monitoring that. They’re also in the process of replacing the arterial line in her belly button which they use to draw blood, give meds, and monitor her blood pressure. They’re are also going to take a chest x-ray to confirm the placement of the chest tube and arterial line.

Joan Odell on August 22nd, 2007 at 11:05 am #

The waiting is difficult – She looks so good and So do you Tina. We ask blessings for all her caregivers. She will be so happy to be able to move. It will probably be quiet a surprise to see how much those precious arms and legs will move around – hugs – steve and joan

Char Snyder Jordan on August 22nd, 2007 at 11:46 am #

We are aware of the precious bundle you have. We are praying continually for positive results. We pray for Dr. Kays and all those who come in contact for our newest family member. We are with you. Love, Aunt Char and Jim.

Lesli on August 22nd, 2007 at 12:16 pm #

Glad to see she is doing so well. We are so joyful to see God working in this little one! I love the scripture that you posted this morning. It is so amazing that you can be under such a great deal of stress and pressure, but be such an encouragement to all who are following Baby Ella’s story. Go God!

Love, Lesli

Auntie Shanon on August 22nd, 2007 at 12:45 pm #

Go Ella. Go Ella. We are amazed by your progress. Baby steps Sweet girl, baby steps. Can’t wait until you are moving.

Auntie Shannon

Joan Odell on August 22nd, 2007 at 1:10 pm #

Go Ella —– Go Dr. Kays!!!! prayers – Joan

Dana Chambers on August 22nd, 2007 at 1:42 pm #

Can’t wait to see her on her side! She is our little Puff Marshmellow girl. My first one looked like that while in NICU too! She is STRONG! A Fighter!

Heidi Ham on August 22nd, 2007 at 1:50 pm #

Good news! Praise God – Go Ella Go!

mom on August 22nd, 2007 at 1:52 pm #

I pray for Dr. Kay’s and his team and thank them sooooooo much for their awesome care of our sweet Ella.
I am so pleased to see you doing so
well this morning,maybe a little swollen,but you are still an absolute
cutie.Go Ella! Go Ella! Have a good healing day.
We love you and God bless
Grandma & Grandpa Jack

Williamsburg on August 22nd, 2007 at 3:05 pm #

What a miracle – each day is another Ella-bration, isn’t it? Praise God. Keep taking good care of yourselves, T&J – hugs from all of us.

Joel Snyder on August 22nd, 2007 at 3:31 pm #

Tina and Josh,Sounds like another good day for Ella. I will check later and hope our little girl is still making steady progress. Keep up the good fight. All My Love!!! Grandpa

Lisa (Ms. Texas) on August 22nd, 2007 at 3:45 pm #

Oh Great News!

Joan and Steve Odell on August 22nd, 2007 at 7:18 pm #

Dear Ones = this is our nightly check before we go to bed. Our prayers are with all of you. His loving arms are holding you all, giving strength and rest. Lord Bless and prayers – Steve and Joan

Felix on August 22nd, 2007 at 7:21 pm #

Wonderful news. Annie and I will continue to pray for more wonderful news!

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