Posted (Tina) in All Posts on September-16-2007

Ella is doing better this morning.

Her blood gas at 4am was co2=58, pO2=108. This is much, much better and in the right direction. Praise God!

Also, her chest tubes have been draining. Her total for yesterday was 134; the right was 98 and the left was 36. Keep in mind that this was not even for a 24 hour period – – it was for a total of 14 hours.

When we called, the nurse stated that she is not as fussy – – she is convinced that Ella is feeling much better since those chest tubes have drained.

Throughout the morning, Ella has been awake, looking around and watching the monkey hanging from her bed.

Thank you Lord for progress in the right direction. We praise you for this baby girl and trust that she will be healed in your timing.

Deuteronomy 32:3-5
3 I will proclaim the name of the LORD.
Oh, praise the greatness of our God!

4 He is the Rock, his works are perfect,
and all his ways are just.
A faithful God who does no wrong,
upright and just is he.

Roberts Family on September 16th, 2007 at 9:45 am #

Wonderful news for the Lord’s Day! Way to go, Ella, keep it up. You and your family continue to be in our prayers way out here in the Pacific Northwest.

Laura Marold on September 16th, 2007 at 9:48 am #

So glad to hear Ella is doing a little better today. Josh and Tina–you are such good parents. I’ll keep praying for all three of you for strength and stamina .

Adrienne (Melissa's sister!) on September 16th, 2007 at 10:39 am #

Yeah God! Yeah God! I am sooo happy to read your news for the morning! She looks AWESOME! Although she’s asleep in the picture her color is great and she’s not puffy! YAHOO! (cyber dance moves)

Melissa Morris on September 16th, 2007 at 12:14 pm #

Praise God! That is awesome! I have been away for a few days but you have been on my heart and in my mind nonstop. Wow! I can’t even imagine the rollercoaster ride you have been on. I am so glad to hear and see that you are going back up.
Ella looks great!!
Some verses that came to me…
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” – 2 Corinthians 12:9
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. –
Psalm 46:1
You will weep no more. How gracious he will be when you cry for help! As soon as he hears, he will answer you -Isaiah 30:19
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. – Ephesians 3:20-21
God answered their prayers, because they trusted in him. –
1 Chronicles 5:20
I continue to pray for all of you. Continue to draw close to the Lord and He will draw close to you.
Josh and Tina, stay strong. When you are weak find your strength in Him.
You all are amazing. Ella you are such a fighter. Don’t stop!!
Father God, we are crying out to you. Please make your power perfect. Cover this family with grace and peace that comes only from you. We pray that you would do immeasurably more than all we are asking or can ever imagine. We praise you for everything you have done so far and for the blessing of Ella’s beautiful life. Continue to bless this family, Lord. Give all of them strength to continue on this journey that you have laid out for them. We thank you that you carry them when they are weak, walk beside them, hold them in your hands and never leave them.
Love and Hugs, Melissa

Eusey Family on September 16th, 2007 at 12:20 pm #

Way to go Sweet Ella. She is looking MUCH better this morning. Thank the Lord.



Char Snyder Jordan on September 16th, 2007 at 1:49 pm #

How wonderous is his timing. How much He knows. We only possess the postage stamp and he has the map. We have been praying often that things will get better for Ella. We wish you a beautiful Sabath day. LOL Aunt Char and JIM

Joel Snyder on September 16th, 2007 at 2:58 pm #

Ella, I am so happy that you are feeling better. Praying that you will continue your progress with fluid reduction. I am going to work and will check on you later. Taco and Manny say hello. J&T have a nice day. Love, Grandpa!!!!!!!!!!

Fran Jarrett on September 16th, 2007 at 3:51 pm #

Ella, so good to hear you are doing better today..the Lord’s day. I will continue to pray for you Sweet Ella, that you will gain strength and will continue to have reduction in your fluids. Go Ella! Such a little fighter!
Josh and Tina, you are in my thoughts and prayers each day. Stay strong my friends and know that the Lord is with you and with your precious baby girl.

deanna on September 16th, 2007 at 5:49 pm #

ella you’re my hero
josh &Tina i don’t know how you do it as parents, keep doing whatever you’re doing
ps what size does ella wear?

Dawn Franck on September 16th, 2007 at 6:57 pm #

Hooray for steps in the right direction. Keep up the good work baby girl 🙂

kristin on September 16th, 2007 at 10:03 pm #

Tina and Josh, I am so glad you spent time together as a couple. Walking on the beach, seeing that incredible lighting show and just connecting as a couple. Good for you—good for Ella. Ella, that new right chest tube looks good on you : )

Keep on keepin on mighty West family. We love you so much.
Kristin, Marques & Lauren

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