Posted (jooosh) in All Posts on January-8-2008

We still haven’t figured out what is ailing Ella.

We can “feel” that she is not doing well. Nurse Marla took care of her today and indicated that Ella was being more fussy and hard to console. They are still thinking that it might be some kind of virus.

When Tina and I spent time with her this evening, it was hard to get her comfortable. Right before we left, she was sleeping soundly on her belly. Between her clinical signs and her numbers being elevated (heart rate and breaths per minute), we’re sure our girl is not 100 percent.

We don’t suspect that it is the change in the diuretics although, she did look a bit puffy in her face this evening. Also, her overall urine output was low.

She is scheduled to have blood labs in the morning to assess her electrolytes. This will give an indication of how the diuretics are working via the g-tube.

We pray that Ella has a restful night. We’re comforted knowing that Nurse Marla will have her tomorrow.

Thank you again for all your prayer support over the last few days, along with the other 168 days. I feel like we’ve been stretched to the point of breaking, but then given moments to recover. Our Father knows what we can handle, and what Ella can handle as well.

We’re trusting in His incredible sovereignty.

Psalm 73:28
But as for me, it is good to be near God.
I have made the Sovereign LORD my refuge;
I will tell of all your deeds.