Posted (Tina) in All Posts on September-1-2007

Ella had a rough night. She was very touchy and unable to keep her saturation levels.

However, we have good news to share! It does appear that the meds are helping with fluid reduction. To give you an idea, this was her fluid output the past few days:

8/27 – 759 (SVC procedure completed)
8/28 – 892
8/29 – 678
8/30 – 724

Her fluids for 8/31 was 440 – – that is nearly half! Praise God that this medicine seems to be working. So, the staff has cut back significantly on the amount of fluids they have to replace, in order to keep her hydrated.

However, Ella does not seem to be having a good morning – – she is not able to maintain her stats. So, they have increased the oxygen on the ventilator to 75 (she was at 50 previously), just to give her lungs a break while we still focus on the fluid reduction.

Our friends, Brendan and Lesli, are here to visit from Atlanta. We are going to visit Ella and will post later!

p.s. Go Gators!

Melissa Morris on September 1st, 2007 at 9:34 am #

Praise God that the medication is working to reduce the fluid. She does look great!! I pray that Ella will be able to get comfortable and that her stats would level out. Keep up the fight, Ella! Have a great day and continue making baby steps towards recovery.
May peace and comfort be upon all of you.
Josh and Tina, enjoy your company.
I hope you all have an awesome weekend.
Give Ella a big hug from us and kiss her beautiful face. I’m so glad the swelling went down.
Love, Melissa

Joel Snyder on September 1st, 2007 at 10:01 am #

Go Ella and Go Gators. I am so pleased to hear that the medicine seems to be working. I will have all three of you and that wonderful staff at the hospital in my prayers today. Love, Grandpa

Laura Blackwell on September 1st, 2007 at 10:22 am #

Praise God! Hooray! Still praying.

Adrienne (Melissa's sister!) on September 1st, 2007 at 10:29 am #

What a *beauty* and even more so now! So happy to hear about the fluid levels! That is just such GREAT news! Hip Hip Hooray! Yeah GOD!

Shelly on September 1st, 2007 at 11:46 am #

Glad to hear the GOOD NEWS!! GOD IS GREAT!!!!

Char Snyder Jordan on September 1st, 2007 at 1:27 pm #

Good Day Tiny Family, We are pleased to hear of your progress. Go Ella Go.Thank You Lord Jesus for the medication and skill that help this baby along her difficult task in life. We are in a heat wave here in California. For the last week we have been experiencing heat in the triple digits and humidity near 60 per cent. We have a swamp cooler but it doesn’t work in humid weather. Our normal humidity ranges from about 15 percent to 30 percent normally. If I didn’t know better I would think we are living on the East Coast. Perhaps Florida is the same. Today it is 112 degrees in the shade. Jimmy has Glaucoma surgery on Thursday and is doing fine. We pray for your success. We love and miss all of you. Good Luck on the fluid reduction. We are praying things go well. Lol Aunt Char and Jim

Angie on September 1st, 2007 at 2:48 pm #

Just checkin’ in on Ella. I’m glad the fluid has decreased. Yea! Going out of town for a few days but you guys will be in my thoughts & prayers. Hugs & Kisses to Ella ~ Nurse Angie

deanna on September 1st, 2007 at 3:05 pm #

so every thing sounds good with ella i was getting woried caus i havent chaecked up so yah

JoAnna King and Kids on September 1st, 2007 at 4:50 pm #

Wow, she’s beautiful. We are so excited that her fluids are down, and we are praying that her lungs rest up. love you guys.

Laura Marold on September 2nd, 2007 at 6:05 am #

so glad to hear the good news. On vacation and just checking in to see how our girl is doing. Love, Laura

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