Posted (Tina) in All Posts on October-27-2007

Ella is doing well today.

Her fever has not returned so we are hoping that it means that she truly does not have an infection. We should know by Monday morning.

They weened her octreotide medicine and fentanyl today too. They expect to be off the octreotide completely within the next day or so. The withdrawal from all of this has made her a bit more fussy and hard to console.

Today I was able to see where the chest tubes were in her back and the incisions seem to be healing well. Her repair scar across her abdomen looks really good. It has started to blend in with her skin and almost become unnoticeable.

Around 3pm, they weened her CPAP pressure down to 6. This is another baby step forward in her progress and she seems to be tolerating it well.

It is so exciting to see Ella take these steps forward. Looking at her today, it’s hard to believe that only 4 weeks ago, she was in such a dark place.

We are so thankful for her progress. Thank you for all of you joining us on your knees and petitioning God to heal and strengthen her body.

Colossians 3:15-16

15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.