Posted (Tina) in All Posts on October-13-2007

When we called to check on her night and morning, we were greeted with good news. Ella’s saturations are 99/100%. Her last blood gas was pH level of 7.39, cO2=55, pO2=66. This isn’t great but the nurse stated that she was a bit agitated right beforehand.

Her feeding tube did get plugged so they had to clear it out. Ella’s food was stopped for a couple hours, but she picked right back up where she left off. For the past 24 hours, they have not had to give her any extra sedation to calm her down.

Since they don’t have the catheter, they simply weigh the diapers. With Ella’s increased feedings at 14ccs per hour, the increased amount of “urine” output also includes any poop! So, yesterday she had a total of 498ccs! That is definitely the highest we have heard yet!

Her total chest fluid output for the past 24 hours was 17.5. Go Ella! No fluid! Go Ella! No fluid!

It’s Saturday and game day. Yes, the Gators are playing today as well as Uncle Rick’s alma mater, the USC Trojans. Ella decided that she wants to vote for the Trojans. I can’t imagine why!

Mollie Rosng on October 13th, 2007 at 11:17 am #

love the headband!! although we may have to send her a stanford one in light of last week’s upset =)…glad ella bun is improving day to day. continued prayers and love, the rosings

Adrienne - Melissa's sister on October 13th, 2007 at 1:05 pm #

LOVE THAT BOW – the girl has some *serious* spirit! They’ll just have to win now! ; ) HER SCAR LOOKS AWESOME! Really healed up soooo nicely! (I am guessing that the guy in the picture is Tina’s brother – you guys look alike!)

Joel Snyder on October 13th, 2007 at 1:36 pm #

Ella, Keep up the good stats and fluid reduction. You look great with the USC headband. Your Uncle Rick looks great in the picture with you. Hope both the Gators and Trojans have a good day. I will check on you tonight. Love, Grandpa!!!!!

Eusey Family on October 13th, 2007 at 3:25 pm #

Love it! Ella you are amazing. So happy your Uncle and Cuz are there to be with you.

the rest of the Eusey gang hanging back in Newport.

Char Snyder Jordan on October 13th, 2007 at 3:59 pm #

So nice to see your Uncle Rick hangin out with you. You are doing great Ella. Keep up the good work. We are so very proud of your progress. LOL Aunt Char and Jim

Lisa Correia on October 13th, 2007 at 4:38 pm #

Way to go Ella!!! What good taste you have! As one proud Trojan fan to another..”FIGHT ON!!!!!”

charlotte walton on October 13th, 2007 at 5:47 pm #

hey guys, i do not know you…. but i am really
good friends with liz and rusty rich(who just moved down there to deliver baby par with CDH)… liz told me that she was able to meet
y’all last week… and sent me to ella’s website…
what an incredible testimony her story is to the
glory of God… please know that i am praying for her(along with the 2 of you)… what a blessing!
i am excited to see ella’s progress as i enter into
this journey with my dear friends the richs!
God’s peace…
charlotte walton

A. Strahan on October 13th, 2007 at 6:55 pm #

You don’t know me, but I am praying for Ella! Lots of people you don’t know are praying for Ella. As parents, you are an inspiration and strengthen my own faith. You’re not just talking the talk, but walking the walk as you lean into God through this. God bless you all.

Kristen on October 13th, 2007 at 7:44 pm #

Oh, my heart. Ella is such an incredible girl! Praise Him, Prise Him! She is healing, she is getting stronger, she is abiding in the Lord’s tender care day by day. What a gift. What an inspiration. What a beautiful child! Have never even met her and I have this love for her because she is my “little sister” in Christ! *sigh* Bless you all for including us all on this journey!

Tammy on October 13th, 2007 at 8:28 pm #

A very young USC fan!! I’m sure the team would be very flattered to know that they’re letters are being worn on a very precious head!!!
Go team…….especially to Ella and her family. (I have never explained who I am, but feel perhaps I should. My friend Anne,she made a darling blanket for Ella, knows a friend of the family and we began watching Ella’s progress while working together). Thank you for allowing absolute strangers in to your lives
Your faith in the Lord is an inspiration in my life and I think of you often.
I pray that the Lord will continue to bless Ella in her recovery, give Dr. Kays wisdom in his care and decision making processes, and that we will all bow our heads and thank the Lord for his precious love!

julie kirk on October 13th, 2007 at 10:28 pm #

a cheerleader already!!!! and a beautiful one… Lots of love and prayers for Ella.

monika clark on October 13th, 2007 at 10:33 pm #

thank GOD for every mercy and good thing for sweet ella honeybun, tina, and josh, what relief and gratitude and blessing we all share. have a joyful peaceful restful weekend. love and hugs, monika and family GOD BLESS AND KEEP ALL OF YOU, STAFF TOO.

Veronica on October 14th, 2007 at 8:26 am #

Hey Josh and Tina!
I just caught up on some of Ella’s journey. This is a bit late, but her smile is incredible. Steve and I think of you very often. In fact, Steve occasionally calls Sophia “Ella” on accident. : ) Much love to the three of you and here’s to the day you can take her home!!

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