Posted (jooosh) in All Posts on November-8-2007

Ella had a bit of a rough day today. She was very fussy this morning, so much so that she required a dose of versed to calm her down. They think she might be having withdrawals from having the sedative meds discontinued the other day, but we’re not sure.

Her stats haven’t been as good either, plus her face looks a bit more puffy. We hope that it’s not a sign of anything major, and I don’t think it is. The next couple days will be telling though.

On a positive note, her chest x-ray looks a lot better then last Saturday, so her lungs have expanded more from being on CPAP.

At this point, we’re probably looking at another week or two on CPAP. Once again, as much as we don’t like it, we know it’s best for our girl.

We’ve had a lot of good days over the last few weeks, so we need to take the not so good ones in stride. We pray for Ella to improve over the coming days so that she can once again go to the regular nose cannulas.

On another note, as I write this next to Ella’s crib (11:45pm EST), I’m sitting about 25 feet away from Dr. Kays doing baby Par’s repair surgery. It is absolutely mind blowing to know what is happening so close to us. Dr. Kays is in his element, saving this baby boys life! What an awesome gift from God that he’s been given.

Please pray for baby Par’s stability through this procedure as well as his recovery in the coming days. We thank God that Liz and Rusty are here, giving their boy the best chance they can.

Heavenly Father, as I write this I know You are here. You are omnipresent, everywhere, all the time. You are sovereign and in complete control of Par’s surgery. Lord, guide Dr. Kays hands as well as the other doctors. We pray for a surgery with no complications and for a stable recovery.

Lord Jesus, thank you for being our hope. We ask for patience during this time, and we fully trust in You. In your name we pray. Amen.

If you would like to keep up with baby Par’s progress, you can visit Liz and Rusty’s blog here:

(Nathan Greene – Chief of the Medical Staff)