Posted (jooosh) in All Posts on November-2-2007

Ok…so we didn’t think our girl could really get much cuter, but I think this picture says it all.

Ella is doing great tonight. She is finally off of any kind of mechanical ventilation. Just a nice flow of oxygen through the cannulas. Holding her is so much easier now without having the CPAP attached.

She’s still doing well with the full feeds going into her stomach, and the weening of her other meds continue.

Dr. Kays has his hands full these days with a total of 8 CDH babies in the level 3 NICU. This is the most CDH babies in this nursery at one time.

While we continue to pray for our sweet Ella’s success, we would also request prayer for Rusty, Liz, and baby Par (Phillip Andrew). I’m sitting a couple rooms over from him now, Rusty is sitting quietly next to him.

Par is stable at the moment, but he’s at a critical point of possibly going on ECMO. Please pray that Par will not require the use of ECMO and that he would remain stable and strong through the night.

Heavenly Father, we come before your throne of grace with hearts of reverence. Thank you Lord for the gift of Par, and the blessing he is. We thank you Jesus, that you are here, right now, right next to him. Lord we ask for strength and stability for this child, and for peace for Liz and Rusty. I pray that they continue to draw close to You during this time, and that this experience will be an incredible blessing and will bring glory to Your name.

We ask in the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Eusey Family on November 2nd, 2007 at 9:06 pm #

That is awesome news. Our prayers will continue to come your way. Thanks be to God.


eusey family on November 2nd, 2007 at 9:10 pm #

Go Ella Go God! Claire will begin her chant for baby PAR- NO ECMO


The Laz Fam on November 2nd, 2007 at 9:10 pm #

oh what beautiful pictures, and oh what glorious news! we are so glad sweet ella is doing so well, and we continue to pray for dr kays, those indispensable nurses, and for the road ahead for ella, and her “roommates”.
much love – KTJB

Jan Costas on November 2nd, 2007 at 9:12 pm #

Wow! Ella looks so free!! I love the smile. Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

Char Snyder Jordan on November 2nd, 2007 at 9:46 pm #

How can we even look? That beautiful child with a beautiful mother holding her and praising our Lord and Savior for her birth. Oh my, how Jim and I cry to see her so well. Our love and blessings to you. Our heartfelt prayers for baby Par. We shall pray for their continued strength and endurance to win. LOL Char and Jim

Julie Kirk -Saudi Arabia on November 2nd, 2007 at 10:16 pm #

What a doll. That smile is worth more than words can say. Wow, she is beautiful and so sweet. I just want to kiss those cheeks. Praise God for Ella’s progress!!!
Also praying for her new little friend.

Roxie (Adrienne's friend) on November 2nd, 2007 at 10:25 pm #

Praising His Holy Name!!!!! Your are absolutely right!!! I didn’t think that Ella Bella could get any cuter either..but look at her!!! She is a Doll! Smiling at her Mommie. What a glorious beginning to our day here in “The Land of Sand”.I’m calling Adreinne right now.
And our prayers are going up now for Little Par and the house full of new roomies for Ella, Dr. Kays and his wonderful staff. God Bless them all. Prayers also for all the parents as God draws them to Him.
Love to you three, Roxie

Steven and Terri Trainer on November 2nd, 2007 at 10:27 pm #

What a cutie! God is good indeed!!

Adrienne - Melissa's sister on November 2nd, 2007 at 10:38 pm #

OMIGOSH! Roxie just called and told me to go check the website…. AHHHH! It is just wonderful news and to see her without all the “stuff”.

Isn’t it amazing to see the road God has walked down with you and where YOU ARE NOW! What an amazing amazing day!

The close up picture of her with that pink bow is one that needs to be enlarged! It is *georgous!* She is just beautiful and so great to see that little smile too!

Praise God for all these “small things” that are truly the BIG ONES! We rejoice with you and will praying for Ella’s new friend too.

I agree with Julie & Roxie… What a great way to start our day here!

Joel Snyder on November 2nd, 2007 at 10:44 pm #

Ella, You look fantastic with your Mom and minus all that headgear. Keep up those baby steps and before long you will be home. I just got home from the Museum and I am saying special prayers for you and Phillip Andrew tonight. I will check on you tommorrow. Love, Grandpa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Dirrim family on November 3rd, 2007 at 5:16 am #

Praise God for the progress Ella is making. She is so beautiful. How awesome that God is using you all to bring encouragement and His truth to another couple. Please let them know they are being prayed for in GA. Continued prayers for Ella’s next steps.
In His Love- The Dirrim family

Jean Sexton on November 3rd, 2007 at 5:25 am #

Your story has captured my heart as well as those over the world. Teaching us what God’s blessings truly are. I don’t know who is taking the pictures but they would make a great calendar! Love and prayers, Bob & Jean

tamara tessmer on November 3rd, 2007 at 5:56 am #

So happy for all of you. I think she looks like Josh in the top picture. We will be praying for your next hurdle and for baby Phillip. I met Liz and Rusty back in July right before Evan got moved to NICU 2. Please let them know we are praying for their little guy. Also keep your eyes open for a package. I mailed it on Friday. Enjoy your beautiful baby girl.

Charlotte Rehrig on November 3rd, 2007 at 6:05 am #

Praise God! Thank you for sharing. Charlotte

Kristen on November 3rd, 2007 at 6:23 am #

That smile! That beautiful smile! Oh tears of joy now, what a gift! And also prayers for Par. May they all know the Lord. Awesome that you can encourage them. Enjoy your baby!

Elizabeth Norman on November 3rd, 2007 at 7:13 am #

What a joy to see little Ella looking so adorable! And her smile is so cute.
We continue to pray for her study progress and now also for little Par.
God Bless You!

Avery Kronz on November 3rd, 2007 at 7:14 am #

Thank the Lord that Ella is better!we will also pray for baby Par. I love seeing little Ella’s progress and God’s work in your family. with Love, the Kronz fam.

Tammy on November 3rd, 2007 at 8:33 am #

What a smile!!! It is so wonderful to see Ella’s progress! All glory to God! I pray that baby Par does well and remains off ECMO. Thank you for sharing your family with us.
God Bless.

Fran Jarrett on November 3rd, 2007 at 8:54 am #

The photo with the pink bow is just precious! Definitely an addition to the other ones I’ve kept as screen savers to look at and feel joy! They are all wonderful and Ella looking at her Momma with that big grin on her face is so special. God is Great! God is Good!
As prayers continue for you and Dr. Kays and staff, may Par and his Mom and Dad be in our prayers as well.

Anne on November 3rd, 2007 at 8:54 am #

What wonderful news! What wonderful pictures! You bring smiles to our faces every day! Thank you for sharing your lives with all of us… and we’re saying prayers for little Par.

Laura Marold on November 3rd, 2007 at 9:20 am #

What a long, long journey you two have been on. But it’s so worth it when you reach this point. To see her smile, the personality coming out in the expressions on her face, and the look of total trust when looking at her parents face. There’s nothing like it. Love, Laura M.

Loren L. on November 3rd, 2007 at 9:40 am #

I love her smiling face. Ella’s progress is simply amazing. She’s so cheeky!
God bless

Macarena Herman on November 3rd, 2007 at 10:01 am #

Hello, hello friends!! That is awesome news!! She is beautiful, going strong and those cheeks are too cute! 🙂 We think of you all the time and can’t wait to see you guys again and meet your precious girl. Hugs and kisses to all!
~The Hermans~

monika on November 3rd, 2007 at 10:44 am #

what incredible Grace for All of you and how God weaves your precious loves and lives and futures. We humbly pray with you in thanks to Our Father,Jesus Lord and Holy Spirit. We love you. God bless you lavishly. So

Lisa Correia on November 3rd, 2007 at 11:46 am #

Way to go Ella!!! We are so proud of you. She is the strongest little I know! I’m telling you…Ella West for President in 2048!!!

The whole Correia Gang!!!

Kara Snyder on November 3rd, 2007 at 1:00 pm #

Yea!! She’s so pretty! And that smile just melts me. It’s official I’m hooked.

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