Posted (jooosh) in All Posts on November-12-2007

So the Bun is looking a lot better today. I think the increased lasix did the trick. Her swelling has gone down and she’s behaving a lot more like herself.
Ella normally has such a good temperament that it’s very obvious when she’s not comfortable. Most of the time she’s very mellow and content, even while the nurses are doing their “hands on”. She only really gets upset if she needs something (i.e. changed, turned, etc). Once you get her comfortable she settles right in.
At this moment she’s asleep in mom’s arms. Our girl hasn’t spit up for the last 24 hours, which is good. This is not saying that the reflux isn’t occurring, it’s just positive that she’s keeping her food down.
When she was weighed last night, the scale read 8lb 3oz. Looks like she’s gained a little weight since we last posted it.
I’m feeling a little better myself. It was nice to escape for a bit over the weekend and we enjoyed the time with our friend Kerri. The fact that Ella’s feeling better helps too.
Taking a look at how far we’ve come really makes me appreciate the progress she has made. Even with her minor setbacks, overall our girl is doing well.
With that said, we still have a ways to go, and we don’t even know if we’ll be home for Christmas. What we do know is that our Heavenly Father is in complete control and we are trusting in His perfect timing.
Baby PAR is doing well today. They had to put mittens on him so he would stop pulling out his red rubber tube.
We’ve not talked to Chris about Jonathan today, so we’re not exactly sure how he’s doing. We do know that he’s been through a lot in the last 48 hours, and for this reason we continue to pray earnestly for him.
We praise you Lord for blessing us so much. Thank you for the community that has built up around this little girl. We pray that you will continue to be glorified through all the circumstances that surround us.
Lord, we lift up baby Jonathan, baby PAR, and Ella Renae. We pray that they’ll grow stronger in the coming days, and that you will heal their bodies. We pray for continued progress for PAR, overall stability for Jonathan, and a positive outcome related to Ella’s reflux. Bless these babies Lord. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.