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.

Steven and Terri Trainer on November 5th, 2007 at 9:48 pm #

Ok, that photo does my heart good. Being a mommy looks so good on you, sister! Ms. Fran will be happy to see the little peanut wrapped in frogs.
Slow and steady, little Ella…slow and steady. Sleep well – Love you – T

monika on November 5th, 2007 at 9:57 pm #

Amen beloved ones. We share your urgent faithful prayers. Ella is ever cute. Par and the other babies are in our hearts too. God bless us all through these miracles. Xoxoxo

Joel Snyder on November 5th, 2007 at 10:28 pm #

Ella, I can tell that you are sure loving all this attention lately. You deserve it “Gator Girl” and keep those baby steps forward coming. I am praying for you and Par tonight and will check on you tommorrow. Love, Grandpa!!!!!!!

Char Snyder Jordan on November 5th, 2007 at 11:22 pm #

There just isn’t anything quite like holding your baby. The whole experience makes my heart go mush. Wish we could be there to be with you. Tina you look great. Hope you have finished your project Josh. All our love, Jim and Char

The Laz Fam on November 6th, 2007 at 12:33 am #

she’s so beautiful! oh, and so’s ella! 🙂

love you all ~ KTJB

Loren L. on November 6th, 2007 at 7:00 am #

awww! she’s a doll. I’m a complete loss for words…

Roxie (Adrienne's friend) on November 6th, 2007 at 7:09 am #

Oh cuddle time isn’t it the best!!! Ella sure seems to be enjoying it. Ella Bun, most of us have to wait years to get our first massage. You Go Little Girl!! 🙂
Praying for the strength of your lungs, the reflux to subside and blessing on the rest of the gang in the NICU.
Love you to, Roxie

Your friends at Dr Richard Wallace's office on November 6th, 2007 at 7:47 am #

Dearest Baby Ella,
We are all praying for you and mommy and daddy to be strong and grow even stronger daily!!!
We want you to be able to come back to your Colorado home so that we can see you in person!!!!
Dr Wallace and STAFF

charlotte walton on November 6th, 2007 at 8:52 am #

I am just so overwhelmed by God’s goodness…
I am liz and rusty’s friend… and find myself
checking in on ella everyday… I am praying
for her and that those little lungs will grow
strong… Thank you for being such a great
support for the rich’s…
God’s peace and blessings,

Joan and Steve Odell on November 6th, 2007 at 9:11 am #

Dear Father – Please hold these special babies in Your tender care. Provide each of them the strength to overcome their challenges. Be with their caretakers and parents and provide them strength and the peace of Your love. Amen. Daily thoughts and prayers are with each of you – many hugs – Steve and Joan

Fran Jarrett on November 6th, 2007 at 10:32 am #

You are right Terri…I am and have been all along happy to see the little peanut surrounded in frogs as we know what those letters stand for…..Fully Rely On God. Or one step further…Froggie, Fully Rely On God’s Grace In Everything.
Blessings and prayers continue for Ella, Josh and Tina, Par and his parents. Lord, we pray that Ella’s lungs continue to get stronger and the reflux subsides. Also that Par is able to avoid ECMO.

Ani on November 6th, 2007 at 11:07 am #

This is the cutest picture ever…Ella knows where she belongs…Miss you guys!

Kelli Billman on November 6th, 2007 at 1:09 pm #

Fran, I love your meaning of FROG! Does that mean Fran Jarrett (FJ) stands for Friend of Jesus? 🙂
Tina, you look beautiful holding your daughter. Happy Mothers Day!!! Who says it needs to be May??

Fran Jarrett on November 6th, 2007 at 3:46 pm #

Thanks Kelli but someone else came up with that meaning. They were inspired by Isaiah 26:4.
Josh, it is amazing that you didn’t catch your little bun smiling this time but we all know Ella is absolutley adorable in every photo you take! And Tina, you couldn’t look more beautiful and at ease than with your little one cradled in your arms. Love to all.

Gloria & Red Jacobsen on November 6th, 2007 at 7:13 pm #

Ella’s smiles are especially wonderful! We’re smiling too and thanking the good Lord for her steady progress! Prayers for Par also! Gloria & Red

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