Posted (jooosh) in All Posts on September-6-2007

Ella knocked her stats out of the park again this morning. Her blood gases were fantastic (cO2=49, pO2=215!). Dr. Kays has weened her down on the vent even more now, reducing the oxygen input to 45%.

Her total fluid output is down another 40cc’s. She was at 145 yesterday, and 105 today. This number still needs to reduce some more before her chest tubes can be removed, but our baby girl is on the right track.

Nurse Andrea is on today. She hadn’t been with Ella since last week, so seeing how well Ella is doing today was a pleasant surprise for her.

I keep teasing about taking our baby girl home. Just snatching her up and running away with her. I was ready yesterday, but God is not through with us being out here yet.

Please pray that Ella’s fluids to continue to reduce and for the Lord’s will to be done in our lives in the coming weeks. Thanks.

BTW: Uga has come home. Looks like he was lost under some of the blankets behind Ella’s bed. I know the Richard’s will be resting easier now. 😉

stacey haygood on September 6th, 2007 at 8:59 am #

already daddy’s little girl!!! Go beautiful girl, be strong.

Kelli Billman on September 6th, 2007 at 9:43 am #

This picture is PRICELESS!

Joel Snyder on September 6th, 2007 at 10:18 am #

Ella, I am so happy to hear good news again today. Keep up the good stats “Gator Girl”. Taco and Manny said to say hello and wish you a good day today. Tell your Mom and Dad that everything is fine at your house in Colorado. Grandpa just got home from there. I am thrilled that “UGA” is back. Evey girl needs a tough bulldog around with all the monkeys and bears. Have a great day. Love!!!!! Grandpa

Roberts Family on September 6th, 2007 at 10:35 am #

Praise the Lord! What a wonderful work He is doing in Ella. Our family was away for a very long weekend and I thought about and prayed for Ella many times and (even though I don’t know y’all) I’m so glad to see her getting better. I know you are taking one day at a time, but what is the hoped for course for Ella? Will she require any further surgery? What has to happen for her to come home to you? Hope it’s okay to ask these questions and I will continue to pray for Ella every day.

Joan Odell on September 6th, 2007 at 10:39 am #

Oh my – how precious is that?????? Keep going little one. You are loved by so many – Bless you and your Momma and Daddy – Hugs – Steve and Joan

Todd Katler on September 6th, 2007 at 11:13 am #

Josh and Tina – I am so happy to read this! All that love for your precious little girl of yours is sure paying off! Best wishes from the Katler clan!

Laura Blackwell on September 6th, 2007 at 11:36 am #

God is SO GOOD! Still praying.

Felix on September 6th, 2007 at 12:58 pm #

Too cool! Wonderful news! We are keeping you guys in our prayers!

tamara tessmer on September 6th, 2007 at 1:37 pm #

Way to go Ella. Way to go God. I am so excited for the three of you. It brings tears to my eyes to see that picture of Ella with her Daddy. Just wondering if they have reduced her BPM on the vent. I see that she is going down on her oxygen which is AWESOME, just curious about the rest. She looks sooooo good. WE will continue to lift all three of you up. How GREAT is our God!!!!!!!

Loren on September 6th, 2007 at 2:40 pm #


Char Snyder Jordan on September 6th, 2007 at 5:25 pm #

Let’s hear it for the Gator Girl! Yea Ella. The sweetest gator in town. So glad to hear that the bulldog showed up. It is likely he was looking for someone to cheer Ella on. Good luck for the rest of the night. It is great to see her rally. LOL Aunt Char and Jim

deanna on September 6th, 2007 at 5:25 pm #

wow that is amazing im so proud of you ella i keep a picture of you in my room i love you
hugs and kisses

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