Posted (jooosh) in All Posts on September-21-2007

Ella maintained through the night. Her blood gases at 4am were a little worse (cO2=62, pO2=78). She has another blood gas scheduled at noon. Her chest fluid output for yesterday was 67ccs (6 left, 61 right).

We’ve not heard from Dr. Kays regarding her latest chest x-ray. We would hope that it looks better, but we’re not sure what to expect.

When we last saw Ella, she was more comfortable than in previous days. Since talking to the nurse this morning, it seems that she is still comfortable for now.

Thank you for your prayers and support. They sustain us each day.

Galatians 6:2
Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

Joel Snyder on September 21st, 2007 at 8:30 am #

Good Morning Ella, you are looking like you feel better. I am praying extra hard for more good ststs and more positive fluid numbers. I will check on you later today. Love,Grandpa!!!!!!!!!!

Josh on September 21st, 2007 at 9:12 am #

Good morning special people! Ella looks absolutely beautiful! We keep you in our prayers and wait in excited anticipation for each post. Thank you for continuing to share pictures, videos, and thoughts with such faithfulness. In addition to helping us be specific in prayer, you are maintaining a sense of closeness over the miles. That said, don’t get too comfortable in Florida! We miss you and await your joyous return home. We love you!

Williamsburg on September 21st, 2007 at 9:18 am #

Love the little pink socks, Ella-gator – must be the newest fall fashion =) We are praising God not only for His mercies, which are new each morning, but for His long-term investment of love, care and sacrifice for the West family. XOXOXO

Laura Blackwell on September 21st, 2007 at 9:33 am #

Oh, Miss Ella, you are so beautiful and sweet. I pray your fluid issues resolve without surgical intervention. I pray for Mommy and Daddy’s strength and peace of mind and Dr. Kay’s wisdom.

Char Snyder Jordan on September 21st, 2007 at 9:54 am #

Dear sweet Ella, your countenance is so appealing. Those eyes that disclose an “old” soul. We love you and pray that your days will get better and better. Bless your mom and dad for their continued support. Bless Dr. Kays, send the Holy Spirit to guide his mind to the best solution to your fluid retention. Give the nurses extra ability to tend to your needs.May you quickly mend to tackle another hurdle in this fight for your life. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen Love, Aunt Char and Jim

Fran Jarrett on September 21st, 2007 at 11:28 am #

Tonight and all day tomorrow I will be attending the Women of Faith conference in Denver and you know the West Family will be in my heart for prayers.
Ella, you are so beautiful with your wide, expressive eyes! Glad that you are feeling more comfortable and continue to pray for the fluid issue to be resolved. Love, Fran

Laura Marold on September 21st, 2007 at 1:27 pm #

Dear Ella, I came home from work today a little after one and had to come check in with you to see how you are doing today. It’s always a good day for me when you are feeling comfortable. You look so sweet in your picture today! I’m going to say a few prayers for you today and I want you to know that when I think of you during the day I say a little prayer for you. Please have a comfortable day! Love, Laura M.

Jenny Talbott on September 21st, 2007 at 2:46 pm #

The “sweet little bun” is on my mind and in my heart… good thoughts are coming your way…

Kristen on September 21st, 2007 at 2:47 pm #

We do hope for Ella to improve moment by moment until she overcomes the fluid milestone! What a beautiful, brillant set of eyes!

Joan Odell on September 21st, 2007 at 3:29 pm #

She looks so good – We are with all of you – that is what it’s all about – this Christian community of ours. Isn’t it a beautiful blessing. Rest well and know our prayers continue – love and hugs – Steve and Joan.

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