Posted (Tina) in All Posts on October-26-2007

Yes, Ella has been running a fever since last night.

While we were visiting, they noted a temp of 100.6, so they gave her some Tylenol orally to see if it would go away. As of this morning at 7am, she still had the fever. Unfortunately, it has continued this afternoon.

They proceeded to do a complete blood culture (CBC). The initial results should be back around 3pm EST. This will give a general idea if she has an infection. The complete blood culture takes 2-3 days to come back.

If you remember, she had the same scenario over this past weekend where she suddenly had a fever. When they did the CBC at that time, it was determined that she did not have an infection.

Now 4 days later, the fever is re-appearing. They want to do the CBC to be 100% sure that it is not an infection. The only sources for infection now are the PICC line in her arm and her diaphragm and abdominal patches.

CDH babies do not recover well from infection. Please join us in praying that Ella does not have an infection.

Her heart rate is slightly elevated which is typical with a fever, but Nurse Kelly states that Ella seems to be behaving normal.

You will notice it too, in the short video below. Enjoy!

UPDATE (6:30pm EST): The initial CBC test came back and it looks promising that Ella does not have an infection (blood counts look good). They will not be able to definitely rule out infection until 48 hours passes. Thanks for the prayers!

Heidi Ham on October 26th, 2007 at 11:40 am #

Oh my how precious! Please Lord heal little Ella Bun from her fever and let the test results indicate that there is NO infection! Praise to you Lord.

Auntie Shannon on October 26th, 2007 at 11:41 am #

She looks just precious. We will pray that there is no infection and she drops her fever.

She seems so alert and active. It is great to see.


Adrienne - Melissa's sister on October 26th, 2007 at 11:52 am #

OMIGOSH – she is *adorable*! We will definetly be praying for this fever to subside and that there be NO INFECTION! She is so intune with your voice – it’s great to see!

Joan and Steve Odell on October 26th, 2007 at 12:17 pm #

What a little sweetheart – maybe the fever is due to all the activity with her little body in the past few days – removing tubes, etc. and not infection. Praying for no infection – hugs – Steve and Joan

Roxie (Adrienne's friend) on October 26th, 2007 at 12:18 pm #

Thank you guys for the video. It is precious…I’ll bet that bubble was for cousin Megan, just showing her what she can do. We’ll be praying the possible infection to be taken care of and that fever to go away.
Praying for you guys, Roxie

Williamsburg on October 26th, 2007 at 12:29 pm #

Gracious goodness, Miss Ella – you are a heart-melter for sure. We are in prayer for your health and wellness and continued peace and comfort for your precious parents, too. Hang in there, princess – we love you bunches. XOXOXO

Eusey Family on October 26th, 2007 at 12:42 pm #

Lots of prayer and love from Newport.

Kristen on October 26th, 2007 at 12:53 pm #

Cutiepie to the ‘inth degree! Asking the Lord for her compete protection and no set backs. Thanks for the video, she is so lovely!

Laura Blackwell on October 26th, 2007 at 2:37 pm #

OK, praying about temp issue. I love the way she is moving her mouth and starring at you guys in the video. She wants to say something!

Avery Kronz on October 26th, 2007 at 3:21 pm #

She looks so cute blowing bubbles and looking at you in the video!

Joel Snyder on October 26th, 2007 at 3:24 pm #

Ella, I am praying that you can get rid of the fever and continue your baby steps forward. You look terrific and sure have the bubble blowing down. I will check on you later. Love, Grandpa!!!!!!!

jan Costas on October 26th, 2007 at 5:41 pm #

I just treasure each picture and video you share with us. I pray that the fever subsides and that Ella has no infection. Blessings to you all tonight.

Eusey Family on October 26th, 2007 at 6:21 pm #

Good news on the inital test. We will pray for the next 48 hours to give the same results. Megan says she can teach Ella a few other bubble tricks! Can’t wait for the cousins to cause trouble together. ; )

Char Snyder Jordan on October 26th, 2007 at 8:16 pm #

Ella sure knows her Mom and Daddy’s voice. She is looking better and better. We are back in our home. We are good. No damage. We are tired but well. We have been keeping touch through the internet. Our neighbor next door lost everything. He is staying with his mom so it will get taken care of. No loss of life. Just property. It is surely sad to see those that will incur so much trauma and hurt. In our area it is such a devatating idea to light a fire on purpose. We are awed at God’s good grace to us. LOL Jimmy and Char

Crystal Coldiron on October 26th, 2007 at 8:36 pm #

Maybe she is getting some teeth? My SIL got teeth at 3 months old! EVery doc will tell you that you don’t get a fever from teething but every mother will disagree. Maybe she is being normal! =) will keep praying it goes away!

Julie Kirk -Saudi Arabia on October 27th, 2007 at 7:06 am #

She is getting there, one day at a time.
I fell like I know her. She is always in my prayers

Tammy on October 27th, 2007 at 12:05 pm #

Ella how sweet are you! The video made me weepy, she’s just so very precious. I think of her everyday. My prayers also to your family and friends involved in the fires.
May the lord bless each of you today.

Mollie Rosng on October 27th, 2007 at 1:33 pm #

what a sweet video of ella bun! we’re praying that her fever goes away that there is infection. continued love and blessings, the rosings

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