Posted (Tina) in All Posts on September-19-2007

In case ye did nay know, today be International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

Ella be doin` well today. Th’ monkeys an’ bears be keepin` th’ lass’ company. An`eyeball that smile o’ hers!

Her last blood gas at 4am be cO2=67, pO2=73, nay quite as good. Nurse Michelle did mention that she be fussy near th’ time th’ blood gases be performed, so maybe that be part o’ th’ lower numbers.

Nurse Angie be takin’ care o’ th’ lass’ today. Th’ lass’ next blood gas be at 12 high tide (12 noon). Hopefully them numbers be better although Ella seems t’ be fussy well into this mornin’ too.

Aye, we guarantee ye, that Ella tends t’ be more fussy when she be less comfortable. So, we be nay sure if she be retainin’ more fluid or why she might be more uncomfortable.

Nurse Angie reported that th’ lass’ stomach looks a bit more distended today. This be most likely due t’ th’ increased amount o’ Portagen they started last high tide’ (up t’ a continuous flow o’ 2ccs per hour). They be watchin’ that closely t’ make sure she be processin’ th’ formula an’ nay havin’ any other issues related t’ th’ digestion.

Her total chest fluid output fer last high tide’ be 35 fer th’ starboard side (right side) an’ 38 fer th’ port side (left side), fer a total o’ 73. Since 7am, she has output 6 fer th’ starboard (right side) an’ 5 fer th’ port (left side), fer a total o’ 11ccs.

We be goin’ t’ assume that th’ lass’ chest x-ray looked good since Dr. Kays has nay gi’en any other orders. Stay tuned sea dogs an’ land lubbers!

UPDATE (1:20pm EST): The nurse practitioner just called and Ella`s blood gases at 12 noon were worse. She has continued to be fussy. Also, she confirmed that the chest x-ray doesn’t look as good as the one yesterday and that the chest tube fluid output has been minimal so far. Therefore, Dr. Kays is going to be replacing the right chest tube this afternoon.

This news is not surprising. When the nurses mentioned that Ella was more fussy and not recovering well throughout last night and all day today, we had the sense that this was because she was uncomfortable. This typically indicates a build-up from fluid in her chest. Now our inclination has been confirmed!

We ask that ye continue t’ pray fer our wee lass’!

Char Snyder Jordan on September 19th, 2007 at 9:31 am #

Oh how fun. Where did you find the pirate speech? Need it for the new team I am starting with some other coaches in Temecula. Think they will be called Pirates or Buchaneers. We will pray that Ella gets some releif. Our love to you lad and lassies on this fine fall day. Lol Aunt Char and Jim

Char Snyder Jordan on September 19th, 2007 at 9:40 am #

Hey… I just clicked on the web site offered in your blog. Thanks for the infomation it will do just fine. Hope all is well. Carry on. Steady and patience and long suffering is part of the process. Love to you all. Aunt Char

Loren on September 19th, 2007 at 10:12 am #

Aye, I guarantee ye, I’ve had a twenty percent decrease in me “lice ratio!”

I love her smile!

Joan Odell on September 19th, 2007 at 11:05 am #

LOVE THAT SMILE!! She is just to precious!!! Hang tight – this new tube will relieve the pressure she is feeling. Hugs

Kristen on September 19th, 2007 at 12:55 pm #

Praying Ella finds comfort after the procedure and that she is able to get some rest. Know this is hard on you two. Press on Ella!!

Fran Jarrett on September 19th, 2007 at 1:15 pm #

Sweet Ella, so sorry to hear that you are uncomfortable and pray for some relief to come for you soon. Lord we pray for this fluid issue to be resolved so that Ella can move on in her healing. Ella, honey, you are such a little fighter!
Josh and Tina, hang in there and keep your strength and faith going as well. You two are absolutely amazing and such a blessing to so many!

JoAnna King and Kids on September 19th, 2007 at 1:48 pm #

Okay Tine, this morning when I read your post to the kids they were totally confused with the pirate stuff (oh, they thought it was funny–but who does that kind of thing)so I just explained that Mr. Josh is just a little off. Anyway, I had to ammend my statement ’cause it seems you were the author. Love you all and we will continue praying for healing.

Euseys on September 19th, 2007 at 1:50 pm #

Sweet Ella has a great smile today. Sorry her stats don’t say the same thing. Josh, I think you may have lost it! Actually, I think that is Josh writing, but maybe it is Tina that has lost it. ; ) Anyway, prayers coming your way for a easy replace ment of the tube and some relief for Sweet EllaGator.


Kelli Billman on September 19th, 2007 at 2:17 pm #

Keep the faith lads. The scurvy dogs and landlubbers in Colorado are keeping vigilent prayer!

Joel Snyder on September 19th, 2007 at 3:22 pm #

Ella, Hope that you are feeling better this afternoon. I am getting to go watch your Avalanche play tonight. I will be praying that your fluid problem gets better. I will check on you later. Love,Grandpa!!!!

Dawn Franck on September 19th, 2007 at 6:40 pm #

LOL, who knew it was national pirates day? Anyway, I LOVE that picture of Ella, she’s so darn cute (even when she’s a little bloated) I just want to reach into that picture and squeeze her 🙂 I hope she will be feeling better after thay replace the right chest tube. Take care you guys, we are all praying for you!

Becky on September 19th, 2007 at 7:14 pm #

Ella is absolutely adorable and we pray for her everyday and for mom and dad…thank goodness The Lord knows what we can handle and never gives us too much too handle…

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