Posted (jooosh) in All Posts on January-19-2008

What a fantastic day with the Bun! Ella looked better today than she ever has before!

I think we have finally found the right combination of meds for our girl. Also, it looks like she’s at the end of her cold, thank God.

Tina and I spent bulk of today with her, and she was awake for most of it. She was so comfortable too. Her breathing was very relaxed, even when she was awake, and her heart rate was showing numbers that you normally see when she is sleeping.

We had a great time holding and cuddling with her, and she rewarded us with many smiles.

Ella also did a couple things that really got us excited.

One thing she has been doing is reaching out for things. I was impressed though when I held her binky out in front of her face, she would reach out for it, grab my hand, and pull the binky to her mouth. So cool to see this.

The other thing she did that was so encouraging is her taking tiny sips of breast milk and swallowing it! She didn’t choke on it, but instead you could hear her swallowing! So awesome because hopefully this is a sign of how she’ll handle food moving forward.

If Ella keeps this trend up, there’s a very good chance she’ll be released soon, maybe even the end of next week!

Today was also spent in awe of how far our miracle girl has come. She will be six months old this next Thursday and it boggles my mind that we’ve been in the hospital this long.

We praise our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for bringing us to this day, and we look to Him to guide our path in the future.

We cannot even begin to express the amount of gratitude for the outpouring of support from YOU. Yes, you, who’s reading this post right now. Your love and prayers for our little girl have won us many a spiritual battle, and we continue to covet those prayers every single day.

Thank you to those who comment. We read every single one and take them to heart. And thank you also to those who don’t comment, we know you are with us here in spirit.

Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.