Posted (jooosh) in All Posts on January-10-2008

3:30pm EST
We just received a call from the nurse practitioner. Ella decided she would try and remove her central line herself! Instead, it snapped in half outside her body spilling some blood. Dr. Kays is now in the process of removing it completely at bedside in the NICU 2.

Please pray for a safe removal. As we mentioned in the previous post, there are some higher risks with removing this line based on Ella’s condition.

We’ll update again once we know more and write a complete post with pictures later tonight.

UPDATE: (4:45pm EST)
Dr. Kays has not removed her central line yet. He went down to evaluate her and she’s stable for the moment. He had another obligation to attend to, but as soon as he’s done, he’ll be back to remove her line. We don’t have an exact time of when this will occur, but we were told it will be happening today. At the moment our girl is sleeping peacefully in bed with her central line clamped off.

UPDATE: (6:45pm EST)
Dr. Kays was able to successfully remove Ella’s CVL (central line). Thank God! Ella tolerated it well and nurse Andrea said that she’s had a pretty good afternoon too. They’re starting Ella on a regiment of low molecular weight heparin to minimize other potential clotting. We’ll give a full update later tonight. Thanks to all of you for the support and for petitioning our Lord for her safety!

Kristen on January 10th, 2008 at 1:48 pm #

A woman who knows what she wants! 🙂 Looking forward to the update! Lord, this is an unexpected development, bless her with a safe procedure and recovery. Amen

Lizotte Family on January 10th, 2008 at 1:50 pm #

My heart sank for Ella… But I will pray for all of you… She must know something we don’t. I just know she will be handfull and I love that about her! Hold her tight when you see her!
Big HUGS for you
Loren, Eric, Sylvia and Roni

Heidi Ham on January 10th, 2008 at 1:50 pm #

Signs of things to come! Way to go Ella! Lord pour your blessing on this angel and guide Dr. Kays hands during the procedure.

Matt, Abby, Austin & Caed on January 10th, 2008 at 2:08 pm #

It sounds like she’s already asserting her independance! We’re praying for wisdom and guidance for Dr. Kays, his team and the Nurses and God’s peace and love to surround Ella and both of you.

“But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:57

Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you.

The Laz Fam on January 10th, 2008 at 2:13 pm #

we’re on it!

Par Rich on January 10th, 2008 at 2:23 pm #

No matter what Ella says, I didn’t give the idea…I’m praying for you Ella…soo are my mom and dad–Lord, guide Dr. Kays’ hands through this procedure.

Auntie Shannon on January 10th, 2008 at 2:42 pm #

I love this kid! Praying for a safe and effective removal.


laura blackwell on January 10th, 2008 at 3:44 pm #

Oh, dear. Will check back later today for more news.

Dawn on January 10th, 2008 at 3:51 pm #

WOW, I think she’s ready to go home with you guys, good thing she can’t walk yet. She is a little fighter so I know the procedure will go well. I will be praying for her procedure to be a success and I will check in on her tonight to see how it went. Lots of love Dawn

Joel Snyder on January 10th, 2008 at 5:16 pm #

Ella, I am so grateful to hear that the procedure went well. I just got home from your house in Lone Tree. Thank you Dr.Kays and staff may God bless all of you. I will check on you later. Love,Grandpa!!!!!!

Lisa Correia on January 10th, 2008 at 5:22 pm #

That is a girl who knows what she wants! Get that line out so I can go homw with my Mom and Dad! Praying for miraculous healing!!!

Jim and Lisa on January 10th, 2008 at 8:02 pm #

wow…what a day…what a week you and your lil’ bun have had! She is such a strong willed, incredibly wonderful gift from God! I just know that everything is going to work out as HE has planned. Your faith is incredible, and it gives me something to strive for every day, to be stronger in my faith as I face my challenges. You are always in our thoughts and prayers! We just got back (home) from a weekend trip to Las Vegas, where the girls were competing in a gymnastics meet. They did great…I think your lil’ Ella is so strong, she may someday be a gymnast too!

julie kirk on January 10th, 2008 at 8:35 pm #

it is 6:30 am here in Saudi and I have been unable to sleep for the past 2 hours due to jet lag. I have been praying for all of our loved ones and little Ella was in the midst as well. I have such peace about her this am. I feel like I know your little family and one day hope to get to give all three of you a huge hug.
God Bless You and know that you have our continued prayers, julie

Williamsburg on January 10th, 2008 at 8:50 pm #

What a rollercoaster you guys have had, but praise God for a successful procedure. You remain constantly in our prayers – take care of yourselves in the midst of it all the best you can. All our love. XOXOXO

Lesli Richards on January 10th, 2008 at 8:52 pm #

What a day! Thank God that all went well during that procedure! We will continue to pray for great baby steps forward for the Bun…and a good night’s sleep for you two. Gotta love a girl who takes her medical care in her own hands! Big things to come for this one!
Love, Lesli

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