Posted (Tina) in All Posts on October-8-2007

Yep…Ella is still smilin’ tonight. She had a good, uneventful day.

Her food was increased to 8ccs of Portagen per hour. Her latest blood gas was a pH level of 7.39, cO2=46, pO2=89. Because of this, they weened the vent a little bit more to 62 breaths per minute and 42% oxygen.

As of 10pm, the chest tube output so far today has been 18ccs. We have not heard anything more on her chest x-ray, but are hoping to hear an update from Dr. Kays. We think he is supposed to be back in town tomorrow.

Sweet dreams Ella bun…

Psalm 9:1-2
1 I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart;
I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done.
2 I will be filled with joy because of you.
I will sing praises to your name, O Most High.

monika on October 8th, 2007 at 7:29 pm #

awww, so very adorable, i give praise and thanks to our LORD with you, dears tina, josh and sweet ella renae. GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU. HAVE A GLORIOUS WEEK. love, monika and family

Megan on October 8th, 2007 at 7:51 pm #

I can’t wait to see you on Thursday.


Lisa Weir on October 8th, 2007 at 8:22 pm #

We’re melting over here! She’s turning us into puddles with her cuteness!! So thankful to hear all is well. We’ll continue to pray for this little sweetie pie.

Joel Snyder on October 8th, 2007 at 9:24 pm #

Ella, Nice to see you with that big smile and I know that you are feeling better. Please keep up the good progress and stats. I am getting ready for work and will check on you in the morning. Love, Grandpa!!!!!!

Laura Blackwell on October 8th, 2007 at 9:32 pm #

I could look at that smile all night- and I have my own baby! Thank You, Jesus!

Chris & Lori on October 8th, 2007 at 9:39 pm #

Love that smile. Again God is amazing! His gifts are endless and His love is forever. God bless the Wests. We continue to pray, and pray, and pray… so glad Ella is smiling.

Char Snyder Jordan on October 8th, 2007 at 9:57 pm #

We just can’t go to bed around here without checking on Ella. What a smile. Those are the kind that parents live for. With Ella it is even more precious. Go Ella!!!!!!!!!
LOL Aunt Char and Jim

Adrienne (Melissa's sister!) on October 9th, 2007 at 1:50 am #

Such a PRECIOUS SIGHT…. the picture is worth a 1,000 words! I can’t wait to see that kind of smile in person!

Rachel Pate on October 9th, 2007 at 4:06 am #

What a sweet girl! She is going to be able to do anything when she is an adult since she can smile with all she has gone through. God has great plans for her.

Tammy on October 9th, 2007 at 5:44 am #

Looking at your beautiful smile is wonderful way to start the day! You are a wonderful blessing!!!!
God Bless sweet, sweet Ella!

Melissa Morris on October 9th, 2007 at 5:59 am #

She looks great!! That smile and those eyes just melt my heart.
I praise God that He has lifted Ella from the valley and brought her to the mountain top. One day soon you will have to take her to the top of the beautiful Rocky Mountains. It is so beautiful right now with all of the leaves changing. GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME… ALL THE TIME GOD IS GOOD!!
Hang tight little Miss Ella! Baby step it right out of the hospital and home to Denver. We can’t wait to meet you.
Praise God for the miracle of your life and for the faithfulness of your parents.
Have an awesome day and keep smiling.
Love, Melissa

rachel on October 9th, 2007 at 6:54 am #

she looks awesome, like she is feeling so much better. I am so happy for you as parents getting to see your faith and prayers work for your daughter. we will continue to pray that she continue on this path of healing and gets to go home soon. love rachel & ava

Vicki on October 9th, 2007 at 7:10 am #

Hi. I found your website from the link you left on Liz & Rusty Rich’s blog. My son Jack was born Aug 8, 2007 with severe LCDH. He’s still in the NICU at Johns Hopkins. He is our miracle baby. I enjoyed reading Ella’s story. She is precious. I will pray for God to continue to heal Ella and give her parents the strength necessary to help her. If you’d like to read Jack’s story his info is below.
CarePage Name = JackJensen

Loren L on October 9th, 2007 at 7:31 am #

She is such a ham! I love it!

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