Posted (jooosh) in All Posts on November-5-2007

Ella Renae is doing well. She has been real smiley tonight for mom and I, although I couldn’t catch one in a picture. You think I would considering the 50-100 photos we take every night. =)

Nurse Jessica gave our girl a bath this evening and threw in a little baby massage to top it off. It’s pretty cute too because Ella gets pretty smiley when Jessica is around. I think our girl knows where her bread is buttered.

At this moment, Ella is in mom’s arms, looking into her eyes. Such a wonderful gift to have this time with her.

Her oxygen saturation looks good, vitals are within range, and her temperature was fine throughout the day. The one thing Ella has been doing a bit more of today is spitting up. It’s not at a level that is cause for major concern, but we’ll need to watch it.

Please pray that Ella’s reflux will be kept to a minimum and that her lungs will grow stronger in the coming days, allowing her to come off CPAP.

Also pray for baby Par. He did quite a little jig today on the ECMO line but once again, and in the nick of time, Dr. Kays decided against it.

Lord, we lift up these beautiful children to you, and we trust in your purpose and a plan. Thank you for blessing us with these precious babies. Please continue to strengthen Ella’s lungs and minimize her reflux. Give Par the strength and stability to avoid going on ECMO.

We will continue to praise you through all these circumstances, and fully surrender to your will for our lives. Impress upon our hearts the direction you would have us go, so that we may be obedient to you. We ask these things in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.