Posted (jooosh) in All Posts on October-7-2007

This is another day that the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.

It is amazing to look back a week ago and see where our baby girl has been, and where she is now. Seven days ago Ella was dancing on the edge of a razor, looking over the edge of a cliff, or flying only 100 feet above the ground. Whatever analogy you use, they still represent the same perspective: Our baby girl was not in a good place medically speaking.


From a spiritual perspective, God had us right where He wanted us. There was no other hope except in our Saviour. Our only choice was to look to Him and trust in Him completely. We praise God for drawing us so close to Him during that time, and for continuing to do so this week.

What a difference this week has made! Ella has continued her stable track forward over the last 6 days. She had another uneventful, restful night.

Her saturations have been in the high 90’s / 100’s and her blood gas at 11am this morning looked real good: pH=7.49, cO2=39, pO2=109

Her Fi02 has stayed the same over the last couple days (44%). The only vent change made was to reduce her breaths per minute down to 68.

Our girl is creating a lot of secretions in her lungs which is requiring more suctioning. The good news is the nurse has been able to perform one quick pass on Ella without even waking her up!

Ella’s food has increased another cc per hour, up to 7ccs now. She’s still peeing great (270ccs last night, woo hoo!) and her chest fluid output has been going down, hopefully for good (33ccs yesterday).

Dr. Kays has been out of town for the last couple days so no big changes should be taking place. We’re all good with the sloooow steps, but in the right direction.

Tina and I have had a restful weekend so far. We’re looking forward to having some of Tina’s co-workers visit Tuesaday night, and we’re excited to have Uncle Rick and Cousin Megan joining us for a few days later in the week.

We thank the Lord for His continuous presence. May his Grace, Mercy, and Love be with all of you.

Adrienne (Melissa's sister!) on October 7th, 2007 at 12:30 pm #

I just loved what Jessica wrote about the other little girl “baby stepping” her way home…. that is what we will pray for your Ella… one little step at a time!

You are still there for a BIG REASON and it might not just be for Ella! You have a real ministry I’m sure… what a blessing you are to those around you. I’m sure God is using you in ways that you might never comprehend on this side of eternity.

I am soooo happy to check in and see that she is happy and stable and progressing in the right direction! 🙂 YEAH GOD!

Laura Blackwell on October 7th, 2007 at 1:57 pm #

Another beautiful picture of Miss Ella. Continued prayers.

Mollie Rosing on October 7th, 2007 at 2:06 pm #

Josh, Tina and Sweet Ella Bun,

Although, it’s been a while since I last posted, I’ve been checking the website and praying daily. We’re so so so glad that Ella is doing better and that you are all hanging tough. We praise God for her stability and movement forward over the past week. We will continue to pray for another week of progress and precious times with Tina’s co-workers and of course, Uncle Rick and Cousin Megan =). All our love, the Rosings

Nurse Michelle on October 7th, 2007 at 3:20 pm #

It is good to see Ella looking like her darling self again and to be doing so well. You have been in my prayers.

Joel Snyder on October 7th, 2007 at 3:23 pm #

Ella, Glad to hear that you are making steady progress and that your having a good day. I will check in on you later. Tina and Josh enjoy the weekend and hope you have a great time with friends and Rick and Megan. Love, Grandpa!!!!!!!!!!

kristin on October 7th, 2007 at 3:26 pm #

Oh Sweet Ella! You are so beautiful. You are a little warrior. Our Lord is holding you in his hands. Rest in them sweetie as you heal. Dream sweet dreams. Tina and Josh, I’m glad you will have visitors this week to uplift you and bring you more support in person. You are in my thoughts and prayers daily. We love you, Kristin, Marques and Lauren

Char Snyder Jordan on October 7th, 2007 at 4:58 pm #

Boy do we like to hear that “she is going in the right direction.” We hope you get some fun and relaxation with family. We love you all! LOL Aunt Char and Jim

Loren L on October 7th, 2007 at 5:39 pm #

I Love hearing about an “uneventful, restful night.” I’ll pray for more, but I still think when she grows up she’ll hate going to bed.

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