Posted (Tina) in All Posts on October-29-2007

Ella’s doing good today.

This morning, they have weaned her versed again just slightly (sedative medicine). Also, they drew blood to get a complete look at her liver function (biliruben count) as well as her electrolytes. Since they are weaning all of the meds, the balance of additional supplements they give her might need to be adjusted.

As of last night, Ella started to gain back some weight. She was at 7 lbs, 11 ounces.

With less and less tubes, it is getting easier to hold Ella. While they situated her into my arms last night, they had to adjust her CPAP head gear, so we grabbed a photo real fast. It was one of those brief moments of seeing her face without any tubes or tape. As you can see, I’m a little excited to stare back at that beautiful face!

We’re so thankful for the progress. She has such a sweet spirit. Reflecting back on these brief moments in time and the joy from the experience, just reinforces that the Lord is good. He does want the best for us.

We praise you Lord for your healing hand.

We thank you that you know us better than we know ourselves. That you know exactly what we need and what it takes to draw us into a closer relationship with you.

May Ella’s life continue to be a testament to your strength, wisdom and sovereignty.

Help us to continue to obey and listen to your voice, so we may become the people you want us to be.

We can’t thank you enough for this baby girl. Amen.

Joan and Steve Odell on October 29th, 2007 at 11:59 am #

Oh what a beautiful, sweet face!!! So many wonderful moments for all of you. I am in continuous wonder of the miracles His hand wroughts! Blessings come in all shapes and sizes and each one for her is so special. Our love and prayers are with all of you each day and night! Hugs – Steve and Joan

Roxie (Adrienne's friend) on October 29th, 2007 at 12:02 pm #

Praising God for this special moment of joy in your arms and your hearts.
Love & prayers for you three, Roxie

The Laz Fam on October 29th, 2007 at 12:19 pm #

thanks for the photo of just beautiful Ella!! And oh, that kickin’, stylish hat! She’s a charmer!
Much love – KTJB

Lisa T on October 29th, 2007 at 12:21 pm #

Hi Ella! I’m so glad to hear about your latest feats of strength. For someone so little, you are truly incredible!

Dawn Franck on October 29th, 2007 at 12:27 pm #

How exciting to get to hold her more often. I am so happy for her baby steps towards recovery. What a cute photo of her staring back at you as if she’s saying “thanks mom”…so cute!!!

Charlotte Rehrig on October 29th, 2007 at 12:53 pm #

Thank you for the pics and info. Ella is so precious. I just have to smile when I look at her.

Loren L. on October 29th, 2007 at 2:01 pm #

I can’t wait to see her wireless!

Lesli Richards on October 29th, 2007 at 3:05 pm #

Oh…Luke saw the picture and said “Oh mom, I just wish I could hold her little hand!” I told him he would someday soon! We loved the pictures.

Love, The Richards

Laura Blackwell on October 29th, 2007 at 3:13 pm #

I enjoy her pictures so much. She is absolutely beautiful! Thank you Lord!

Rainey Family on October 29th, 2007 at 8:14 pm #

She is precious! We are so happy to hear she is doing so well!

Gloria & Red Jacobsen on October 29th, 2007 at 8:47 pm #

Ella is one Beautiful,Amazing baby!! So wonderful to see her darling face! God is good!! Prayers always, gloria & Red

Joel Snyder on October 29th, 2007 at 9:19 pm #

Ella, You look terrific with Mom and no headgear. I am praying that more baby steps of progress are ahead. Thank you Lord for this precious gift of a granddaughter. I will check on you later. Taco and Manny say hello and hurry home. Love, Grandpa!!!!!!

Char Snyder Jordan on October 29th, 2007 at 9:23 pm #

Just checking on baby-cakes before I go to bed. What a cute kid. All our love to you and we are praying daily for her progress. It is such an emotional realization that Faith wins. Have a wonderful night sweet Ella. Love, Aunt Char and Jim

Roberts Family on October 29th, 2007 at 11:12 pm #

what a lovely face! so glad to hear that sweet Ella continues to improve. Praising the Lord for that!

Adrienne - Melissa's sister on October 30th, 2007 at 11:16 am #

How sweet… just soooo SWEET to grab a moment like that and cherish every second… ahhhhhh. To see her without all the tubes is awesome! What a mighty God we serve who knows our every need.

Jeff Jacobson on October 30th, 2007 at 1:52 pm #


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