Posted (jooosh) in All Posts on August-26-2007

Ella did better this afternoon. Her stats looked good and she only fussed a few times while we were there. Tell you one thing, you couldn’t peel Grandma off her for nothing! Dr. Kays went to introduce himself but Grandma didn’t dare take her hands off Ella. She stood there in that position (see picture) for almost 2 hours! =)
Ella was really awake too. Her eyes were wide and bright and she was really engaging her audience. Angie hung Ramona the monkey above her for her to look at. How sweet is that.
It is always so great having Angie as her nurse. It really puts the parents at ease. It’s hard when Ella has a new nurse who’s not had her before. It’s takes them a bit to acclimate to her required treatment. Angie is just so attentive, plus you can see how she really cares for our baby girl!
I’ve calmed down after talking to Dr. Kays. Just having the information in his head, plus getting a feel for where he is at, puts me at ease. I’m just hoping that the communication will improve as we move forward. Having a brief phone call with him yesterday would have helped me a lot.
My beautiful wife isn’t doing so hot though. The bummer news is that her infection has come back again. We weren’t totally sure last night, but the pain and slight fever have confirmed it. At the moment, Tina is taking a much needed rest in bed and Grandma is socked out on the couch with Pumps.
Please pray for healing in Tina’s body and for our baby girl’s possible procedure tomorrow. We hope that when she has the x-ray they decide that the vein has resolved itself, but we’re ready for her to have the procedure if necessary.
Thanks again for all the prayer, love, and support. You all have made such a difference. God Bless!
UPDATE (6:45pm EST): Just spoke to nurse Angie on the phone. Ella has been sleeping ever since we left and her blood gases (cO2=44 / O2=107) and O2 saturations (99-100%) look real good . She really hasn’t required much suction either which is a positive sign. Thank you Lord Jesus for this incredible gift that is Ella Renae. May You continue to be glorified through all these circumstances! Amen.

Eusey Family on August 26th, 2007 at 3:12 pm #

Glad Sweet Ella is doing better today. We also like hearing nurse Angie is with her. The whole gang went to mass today (we are in Catalina). I took out a pen in mass as the sermon was all about suffering. The priest said “suffeing is grace or a gift. It is not a punishment, but rather gives us a mission.” I sense your mission is ministering to all your friends and family as God works to heal Ella. After mass we purchased a candle and lit it for our Ella. We all got on our knees in front of Mother Mary and Rick led us all in prayer for you both and Ella.

Sorry Tina is feeling yucky again, but glad she is resting. We are also glad Grandma is there to share more love with Ella.

Go Ella, Go God!

The Laz Fam! on August 26th, 2007 at 3:14 pm #

Josh – thanks for another masterful job on this website. So informative and great pics!
Grandma – thanks for being there to do what we all wish we could do! Love on that sweet family for us!
Tina – You’re in my prayers (I’m an unfortunate member of the mastitis club, too.) Praying for strength, and healing, and as little pain as possible.
Much love ~ KTJB

Lesli Richards on August 26th, 2007 at 3:23 pm #

Glad to hear she is doing better. Our whole church prayed together for her today during services. Tina, I will be praying for you too….that is just so miserable! Good thing you have your mommy to take care of you! I love the pictures of Grandma and baby. Love, The Richards family

Char Snyder Jordan on August 26th, 2007 at 3:24 pm #

Thank you so very much for keeping us informed. We too worry some even though we know all is being done for Baby and her mom. We will keep the girls in our prayers. Go for it Gradma! lol Aunt Char and Jim

Fran Jarrett on August 26th, 2007 at 3:39 pm #

Josh, Thank you so much for keeping us all aware of what is happening with your precious and beautiful girls.
Tina, I am so sorry to hear that you are suffering again with mastitus. You try and rest and take care of yourself.
Grandma, little Ella certainly has latched on to you as seen in the photos! It is so wonderful that you can be there with Josh, Tina and Ella.
My prayers continue for Sweet Ella that her strength and healing will increase in the days to come. Bless you all.

Josh on August 26th, 2007 at 4:11 pm #

Ella looks fabulous! Her decreased swelling is extremely noticable. What a cutie you have. Love you guys–hang in there.

Joan and Steve Odell on August 26th, 2007 at 4:11 pm #

Dearest Sweet Ella – You are such a blessing to all of us and have touched so many lives along with your Daddy and Momma — Our Lord is a loving and wonderful God — look what He has given the three of you, her caregivers and each of us. Grandma, I totally relate and understand why you stood for two hours – our grandchildren are very very precious and special. Dearest Tina – our prayers are for His healing touch and complete rest to achieve that. Grandma is there for Ella and it is time for you to be blessed and healed. Daddy – don’t ever think it was wrong or less faithful of you to have anxiety – I believe that the anxiety leads us to deeper depths of faith and love for our Father. Our prayers and love continue for all of you-Lord Bless and our love – Steve and Joan

Eve Sheridan on August 26th, 2007 at 5:21 pm #

So glad to hear that Ella is doing better today, and I hope Tina’s pain and infection subside quickly. We’re pulling for all of you and will pray for Tina’s healing and good news out of Ella’s x-ray tomorrow. Sending our hugs too :-).

kristin on August 26th, 2007 at 10:11 pm #

Sweet Ella you look wonderful! Tina, you just rest your body!!! Pumps is probably wrapped all around you right now.

Grandma you bring out so much joy! I think Ella was tapping her feet in the palm of your hands and either singing along with Josh OR making monkey talk with Ramona.

I am so glad Nurse Angie has made an impact on all of you as much as she has on Ella. What a Godsend.

We love you. Thank you for the updates. You are all in our prayers.
Techie Tina, I love you! –Kristin

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