Posted (Tina) in All Posts on August-23-2007

Ella looked good this evening. Actually, her stats looked really good. We were excited to see her progression.
When we spoke with Dr. Kays, he mentioned the excess fluid leaving her body too rapidly and how they are backfilling some of that fluid with saline, sodium and electrolytes.
He did mention that there is excess fluid on her right side too. Apparently, the chest chambers stay separate. So even though she has a chest tube in on the left hand side, you cannot expect that the fluid on her right side will drain. Therefore, he is planning on another minor surgery tomorrow, to insert a chest tube on her right hand side.
Visiting with her tonight, she was engaging – – looking around and grabbing our hands. Her left side is a bit less swollen, as she could finally open both of her eyes. That was good to see!
Please pray that her chest tube procedure tomorrow will go well. And that she will wake up at some point to meet her Grandma!
P.S. Baby Jordan did well with her feeding today – – she nursed from Mom! A very exciting day for the Brantley’s! Thanks for your prayers for Baby Jordan.

Laura Marold on August 23rd, 2007 at 7:17 pm #

How exciting that Ella is doing so well! I’m so happy for Ella, Josh, Tina and Grandma! Happy thoughts and prayers are being offered for you tonight. Laura M.

Mollie Rosing on August 23rd, 2007 at 8:05 pm #

Yeah Ella…even from the pictures, you can see improvement. We will continue to pray for healing, steady progress and a special time with grandma. Love, the Rosings

Angie on August 23rd, 2007 at 9:09 pm #

Wow! Amazing what a difference a day makes. Can’t wait to see her tomorrow! You guys are in my thoughts and prayers. Sweet dreams baby Ella, Hugs & Kisses ~Nurse Angie

Laura Blackwell on August 23rd, 2007 at 9:29 pm #

She is so beautiful! Thrilled to see her progress. Showering you with prayers-laura

The Roberts Family on August 23rd, 2007 at 9:33 pm #

Praise the Lord for the progress she is making! Even I can see the progress in the pictures. Go Ella! Go God! 🙂

Eusey Family on August 23rd, 2007 at 9:48 pm #

Go Ella, Go God, Go Ella, Go God. She looks GREAT! You can tell that she is improving – her skin color looks amazing. I am jealous that Grandma is getting her hands on her tomorrow. We can’t wait. Many prayers for slow and steady improvement.
Love you lots!

Eusey gang

Felix on August 23rd, 2007 at 10:03 pm #

Ella is looking great! Keep up the strength and faith! Woohoo! We are praying for you guys!

kristin on August 23rd, 2007 at 10:56 pm #

Ella you look marvelous! I know how much your parents radiating with love and all their energy is part of your healing process. Feel their hands. know their voices. Let their love and the love of Our God carry you through this next 14er. You are a warrior little sweetness. May you rest, repair and restore yourself as your chest tube surgery helps clear the way. You are so precious. Love, Kristin

Eli Brown on August 24th, 2007 at 6:42 am #

Still thinking and praying for you daily. I always look forward to getting on the computer each day and getting the good news of another Ella break-through. I can’t believe how great Ella is looking after just having had such a major surgery. God surely has his hands on your little girl.

Joel Snyder on August 24th, 2007 at 6:43 am #

Ella, You are looking great and I am praying for you and Dr. Kays today. I hope your procedure goes well. Say hello to your grandma for Taco,Manny,and Grandpa. Love You!!!!!!!!!

Brendan on August 24th, 2007 at 6:48 am #

You three look great! I keep praying for y’all. Have someone take a picture of all three of you together. You’re a family now. Families do that.

Williamsburg on August 24th, 2007 at 7:28 am #

We’ll second the request for a pic of all three of you – and I’m sure we’ll get to see some of Grandma, too, right? So glad she gets to come and visit. XOXOXO

Eusey Family on August 24th, 2007 at 7:36 am #

Good morning Sweet Ella. Claire and Richard say “I love you Ella, Go Ella!”

Cheers to a good day ahead.

Go Ella, Go God!

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