Posted (Tina) in All Posts on November-17-2007

Ella was a bit more irritable today. We think it might be related to discontinuing fentanyl. Although they have been giving her small doses of morphine to try and help make the transition less drastic, it is still a change for Ella.
We were at the hospital for a total of 8 hours today. We probably only saw her awake for 1 hour, albeit intermittently.
The nurse from the morning shift said that Dr. Kays has seen the result of her upper GI and is planning to put her on the schedule for surgery this upcoming week. Now that we know her reflux is on the severe side and that she is experiencing pain, we feel that it is the best move for Ella to have the nissen surgery. We would like to see it happen sooner versus later.
When we prayed, we asked the Lord for a specific sign of which direction to go with the surgery. Although we did not want her reflux to be severe, I am happy that God answered our prayers for a clear answer/confirmation.
Matthew 7:7
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

We know already that it is going to be tremendously difficult to watch her go through another surgery. Just think: her scar will be fresh again plus they have to intubate her for the surgery and a short time afterwards. Initialy, her progress is likely to get worse. Please pray that we can stand strong in our faith, knowing that He is in control of all the details of this journey.
Thanks for all the continued thoughts and prayers for sweet Ella and her roommates, Jonathan and Par. We pray for healing – – complete and total healing.