Posted (Tina) in All Posts on August-30-2007

Ella sustained throughout the night. She is hanging on the best that she can with her stats. There has not been sign of any fluid reduction. Her head is still very swollen. Dr. Kays will be looking for fluid reduction by mid Saturday or Sunday, to see if the new meds were effective.

Her cO2 levels continue to be higher than they would like to see (68, versus 40). So Dr. Kays decided to turn up the amplitude on the ventilator this morning to see if that will help her.

As Josh mentioned yesterday, we are thankful that her lungs are cooperating at this stage of the game and not completely giving up. Sometimes with all the fluid surrounding them, they can decide to not work well!

Please pray for fluid reduction overall, for her head swelling to reduce and for her lungs to hang in there while we solve the fluid/swelling mystery!

Also, for Dr. Kays – – that God will provide wisdom and discernment. This issue is not one that is frequent and the steps we are taking to try and fix it are somewhat experimental!

We are holding out hope that we will find a solution soon.

Psalm 33:22 “May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD, even as we put our hope in you.”

Joel Snyder on August 30th, 2007 at 8:45 am #

Tina and Josh, Sitting on the patio with Taco and Manny. I am hoping that the new medicine will start working. My prayers are with Ella and you today. Love You, Grandpa

Char Snyder Jordan on August 30th, 2007 at 8:46 am #

Steadfast and open to the Lord in all things. We are praying for Ella to provide a miracle. For the swelling to reduce and lungs to increase function. Best of the day to you! Love, Aunt Char and Jim

Joan Odell on August 30th, 2007 at 9:14 am #

Specific prayers for her immediate concerns with the swelling and stats. Continued prayers for Dr. Kays, nurse Angie and both of you. Ella is so beautiful – He is holding all of you lovingly and with great care. Many hugs – Lord Bless – Steve and Joan

Laura Blackwell on August 30th, 2007 at 9:20 am #

Is. 43:19a
“Behold, I will do something NEW, Now it will spring forth: Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert.” All medical treatments were new at one time. God can use them. Thank you for taking time in your crazy day to make these updates. Continued prayers for miraclous healing.

Jenny Talbott on August 30th, 2007 at 12:02 pm #

The new bow is fabulous… purple is absolutely her color… it’s going to be okay, it’s going to be okay…

Melissa Morris on August 30th, 2007 at 12:20 pm #

I pray that you will have answers soon to some of the mysteries. None of this is a mystery to our creator. I pray that He would give Dr. Kays wisdom to know what the next step is. In the midst of all of this.. I praise God that Ella continues to fight. Go Ella, Go!! Go God, Go!!
Lord, we ask that you would remove the fluid and reduce the swelling in Ella’s head. We thank you that her lungs are strong and are working hard in spite of the other complications. Continue to comfort Ella, Josh and Tina. We pray for a miracle in baby Ella. Thank you Lord for what you have already brought Ella through and we look forward to seeing more.
Continue to give them all strength and help them to feel refreshed and renewed with each new day.
Love, Melissa

Angie on August 30th, 2007 at 9:06 pm #

Just gettin’ my daily update! Hope everything is going well. You guys are in my thoughts & prayers. Hugs & Kisses To Ella ~ Nurse Angie

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