Posted (jooosh) in All Posts on October-5-2007

Actually, I really think Mom knows best, but as you may be able to tell by the picture above, I think Ella has her daddy’s nose. Yup, that looks like a Josh schnoz to me. =)

The parents are feeling content this morning because Ella had another good night (that’s 4 in a row). She was stable and slept well.

Her gases looked good at 9:30am (pH=7.42, cO2=46, pO2=64), and her fluid output for the 24 hour period was positive too (urine=278ccs, chest fluid=55ccs).

Dr. Kays has not been in to see Ella yet, but we’re looking forward to hearing about her latest x-ray. Hopefully the reduction in chest fluid output (15ccs less than yesterday) is related to a true fluid reduction, as opposed to clogged catheters or fluid accumulating in other areas.

The nurse that has her today just finished giving her a sponge bath, and cleaned her neck and other crevasses that can harbor yeasty beasties. Ella tolerated the handling well which is such a good sign.

Our hearts pour out with gratitude to all of you, who continue on through this journey with us. The words that you share, and the prayers you lift up, render to us great strength and encouragement.

We are incredibly blessed by all the support.

Father, we thank you for another day with this beautiful girl. We praise you in all these things, and through this entire journey declare the love of our Lord Jesus. We know your are with us every step of the way. Bless those who have been touched by Ella’s story, and draw them closer to you. We affirm these words in your Holy name. Amen.

Roxie Moore - Adrienne's friend on October 5th, 2007 at 11:04 am #

From her pic, she looks alittle less puffy. I hope she is…she will certainly be more comfortable…as evidenced by her sleeping well. Great job Missy Ella on your stats and you just keep up that urine output! We are all SO PROUD of you Little One! I check on you several times aday. You are in our prayers here in Saudi Arabia.
Love and Kisses Blown to You From over Here, Miss Roxie

Jeff Jacobson on October 5th, 2007 at 11:13 am #

Great news Josh & Tina. Nancy and I continue to keep you all in our thoughts. Be strong!

Kristen on October 5th, 2007 at 11:41 am #

Ahhh. . . a bath. . what a treat. I am sure your mama and daddy wish to hold you. . . I am praying for that day! What party we will enjoy!

Laura Marold on October 5th, 2007 at 11:45 am #

She looks so peaceful and comfortable in the picture. I’m so glad she’s sleeping well and that her stats are good. What a roller coaster this last week has been for you two. What a change from last week at this time. Bless you all. Love, Laura M.

Joan Odell on October 5th, 2007 at 12:06 pm #

What wonderful news and gorgeous little face!!!! With all the trauma she has endured she still continues forward and is getting better even if it is minimal steps. hugs and prayers continue steve and joan

Williamsburg on October 5th, 2007 at 12:30 pm #

Melody used to stash milk in her neck creases; saving it for later =) More normal baby stuff that reminds us that this time is for a season; can’t wait to see how she grows into that fabulous nose. Love, hugs and continuous prayer and praise as always. XOXOXO

Adrienne (Melissa's sister!) on October 5th, 2007 at 2:11 pm #

UGH! I *remember* the shock with my first baby after the first few days when I FOUND OUT about those little crevices! Rank! Ha! Isn’t it nice to have concern about those little things like “yeasty beasties” in a neck crevace!

YEAH FOR NECK CREVACES – Even *bigger* yeah for the washcloth that gets in there! ; )

Glad to hear things are calming down for a bit! We are still waiting for the day when you tell us that it’s time for the three of you to GO HOME TO DENVER for your WELCOME HOME PARTY! 🙂 That will be one happy day! I will live vicariously through my sister Melissa then!

Love across the oceans!

John & Estela Williams on October 5th, 2007 at 2:27 pm #

Great to hear… awesome news. She looks so peaceful and beautiful.. yup, I agree… Dad’s nose 🙂

God Bless you all!

Joel Snyder on October 5th, 2007 at 3:30 pm #

Ella, Great news to hear that the stats are better. Just keep up the progress and you will be better in no time. Praying for a good chest X-ray and more positive news. Your pals Taco and Manny said to say hello. J&T thanks for the update. Love,Grandpa!!!!!

monika on October 5th, 2007 at 8:03 pm #

dears tina, josh and baby dearest ella, we are all breathing lighter with better news and pray ella keeps healing and resting. nothing like a great night sleep…sweet dreams. GOD BLESS YOU EACH AND ALL. love, monika and family

Char Snyder Jordan on October 5th, 2007 at 8:33 pm #

It is wonderful to hear positive news. Yes, Josh, that is your nose. But then again Tina’s side has a substantial beak too. I am so grateful that we have technology that wasn’t available before recently. It is part of Father’s plan to keep us connected in such treacherous times. We are grateful for Ella’s recent success. We breathe a little better each day she progresses. We love you. We know you are busy and keeping up with all that is going on with Ella is quite some energy outlay. Keep up the good work. LOL Aunt Char and Jim.

Christina DuHart on October 5th, 2007 at 9:08 pm #

Dearest Josh & Tina I’ve just finished catching up on the past few days. Things have been a little hectic on my end, however I have not stopped worrying about your little bun. She is in my thoughts everyday.
Ms.Ella seems to be getting stronger, keep up the good work Ella. Thank you so much for all the great detailed information you have both taken the time to share with everyone. May you both continue to stay strong. Hugs and Kisses to Miss Ella.

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