Posted (Tina) in All Posts on September-20-2007

On the way into see Ella tonight, we ran into Dr. Kays as he was going toward the parking structure. He was brief, but stated that she had a good day and that he was pleased. He noted that the chest x-ray did look worse this morning, but he thinks that the additional fluid he saw on the x-ray drained throughout the day via her chest tubes, since she did not get worse.

When we walked into the NICU, Ella was awake and looked good. Her stats were stable and she seemed comfortable. The nurse was doing the 8pm hands on (vital signs, diaper change, suctioning, etc.) and she was not fussy at all.

It is so fun to see Ella when she is awake and feeling better. It is the Lord’s way of blessing us and Ella’s way of letting us know that she is still fighting. It is like breathing fresh air.

Lord, thank you for our little girl. We praise you in this storm. Help us to focus our attention on you and cling tight to your promises. We trust that all of this is in your control and that your timing is perfect.

Char Snyder Jordan on September 20th, 2007 at 8:31 pm #

Those eyes are so expressive.We are grateful for the moment of peace for her. We are looking forward to better days. Love, Aunt Char and Jim

Dana Chambers on September 20th, 2007 at 8:51 pm #

I love that she has the feeding tube now! Yeah. Little bright eyed one. She is beautiful. Loved the Pirate update – especially since we just had pirate nite on the Disney boat. We were ready for speak like a pirate day. Dr. Kays seems amazing… I know Ella is in good hands and we pray that fluid issue will resolve more quickly. We can’t believe she is 8 weeks old. I bet you will start getting lots of smiles =)

What a little blessing. Stay strong. Hugs from Texas to all.

Joel Snyder on September 20th, 2007 at 9:15 pm #

Ella, You are beautiful and look like you feel better. I will be praying for more steady progress for you. Taco,Manny, and the Dino’s said to say hello. J&T thanks again for the updates. Love, Grandpa!!!!!!!!!!!

Heidi Anderson on September 20th, 2007 at 9:20 pm #

We are so thankful to hear the good news… but we also continue to pray and ask God to give you strength when the unsure times come! She is just so precious and I check your blog often to see how she’s doing! Thank you for blessing our lives with Ella’s story!

Angie on September 20th, 2007 at 10:47 pm #

What a cute picture with her bright eyes! Still praying for her fluid issue to resolve. You guys are in my thoughts & prayers. Sweet dreams baby Ella! ~Angie

Kelli Billman on September 20th, 2007 at 10:59 pm #

Ditto the comments on the photo, it is a beautiful one! It’s always great to see Ella feeling better, you can see it in her eyes especially! Praying for the fluid issue to resolve and for continued improvement. Slow and steady Ella. God Bless you West Family.

Laura on September 21st, 2007 at 12:56 am #

Josh, Tina and sweet little Ella, through a friend we have known about Ella and have her in our prayerful thoughts. She is precious and has beautiful eyes! I am specifically prayer Philippians 4:4-6, peace is such a gift! Your friends in Christ John, Laura, Jake, Anders and Kai Arneson (from Saudi Arabia)

Adrienne (Melissa's sister!) on September 21st, 2007 at 3:01 am #

Our Friday school class (we have church on Friday here – our weekend is Thurs/Friday)really prayed over Ella this morning and my Nigerian friend prayed for healing from the “tip of her head to the soles of her feet!” and the girl can PRAY!

Lord, we lift up this prcious baby and know she is IN YOUR CARE!

I love that picture you posted back a few weeks of THE GREAT PHYSICIAN… that is the God we serve.

This whole thing reminds me of a song, I can’t recall the name, but the verse is: sometimes when you can’t see His hand you trust His heart.

Blessings to you both and especially to little Ella. Love across the ocean to you all. Stay strong….

Joan Odell on September 21st, 2007 at 7:04 am #

Hello bright eyes!!! She is so beautiful – those eyes are incredible. A lot of her healing and success is done through your voices and your touch as well as the great nurses she has. Nothing can replace a touch!!!! Thank God for improvement – prayers abound for you sweet Ella. Thank you Lord for this wonderful change. Hugs – Steve and Joan

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