Posted (Tina) in All Posts on November-9-2007

Ella looks like she is feeling better than yesterday, but you wouldn’t know it by her stats.
Actually at 5pm, Dr. Kays decided to increase her oxygen assistance to 45% and left the CPAP pressure at 5. Even when she is asleep, her saturations are only mid-90s.
Yet just a few days ago, she was at 35% oxygen at a pressure of 5 and was consistently having saturations pegged at 100.
We’re not sure what to think. For some reason, her progress has slowed and we have taken a few steps back the past few days.
Aside from CPAP change, it was also a big day because they moved Ella out from her private room and into the main area. She is over near the window which will allow her to distinguish light from dark. And since Ella tends to be social, we are hoping that being out in a main traffic area encourages more nurses to stop and interact with her.
Yes, although we still have some wires to contend with, we finally get to dress Ella. They want us to stick to gowns, onesies and outfits that snap down the front. Now, she can show off her fashionista side!
Ella had a visitor tonight. Kerri, a friend from Colorado, came out to meet her and hang out with us over the weekend. Ella definitely appreciated the attention, as she gave lots of grins!
Please continue to pray that the Lord would strengthen her lungs and that whatever set backs she is having, that it is not a sign of anything major. We so desire to see her gain strength and graduate from CPAP! Go Ella, No CPAP, Go Ella, No CPAP!
Good night to all.

Joel Snyder on November 9th, 2007 at 11:59 pm #

Ella, I am glad to hear that you have moved to a location that gives you more chance for visitors. I will be praying that we can get CPAP behind you and continue are baby steps forward. I am going to the house in Lone Tree tommorrow and will check in with you then. Love, Grandpa!!!!!!

Roxie (Adrienne's friend) on November 10th, 2007 at 12:06 am #

We must have been writing at the same time I just posted a note to yesterday’s blog. Ella you social girl, you have things to do, places to go and people to talk to!! You Go You Little Girlfriend! I’m sure that she will be a great shopper! Praying for your little nervous system to tolerate all the changes and activity well, Your lungs to continue to gain strenght and Mom and Dad to continue to trust God’s hand in your lives.
You are on our minds and in our hearts constantly,
Love Your Sister in Christ,

Char Snyder Jordan on November 10th, 2007 at 5:06 am #

Steady now folks, she has come a long way. Patience and faith for the future. You are doing great. Glad to see her in a new location. Clothes might be quite the novelty for her. LOL Jim and Char

Loren L on November 10th, 2007 at 6:47 am #

This is when I think Ella is doing a lot of work. Everytime her progress slows down she seems to kick it up a notch a couple of weeks later. I’m so excited to hear that Ella will be getting all dolled up now!!!! OOHHH that’s the best part of girls. OH man! I’m a mess again. Gotta run
I’ll pray for you and Par

Adrienne - Melissa's sister on November 10th, 2007 at 11:45 am #

Oh dressing a girl can really set you back $$$$$ but WHAT FUN IT IS! You’ll have to give us a fashion show at some point!

We continue to pray for her lungs to continue to strengthen…. BTW – I was wondering if you might be able to get a picture of your nurses that you continue to talk about so we can have that image of who we’ve been praying for… maybe you can wait to get a few together and then post them at the same time. Just a small request from us – okay from me. Also – Praying for Ella makes me want to go interact with all those little ICU babies…. do you interact with many of the other parents?

Love to you 3 + Par!


Allison on November 10th, 2007 at 11:56 am #

Still Praying Baby Ella! What a beautiful little girl you are. Praying for all of you.

Zandra on November 10th, 2007 at 10:47 pm #

I was dirested to your blog by Liz. I just want you to know that people you don’t even know are praying for precious Ella!! She is a beautiful and brave little girl!!

Zandra Morris

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