Posted (jooosh) in All Posts on April-17-2008

It’s just me and the Bun at the moment. Ella is down for the night while Tina is out running some errands.

For the last 24 hours or so Ella’s heart rate has been a bit more elevated than normal. When she sleeps at night it usually falls somewhere between 112 – 122 bpm. Last night, it averaged about 20 beats higher, 134 – 144 bpm. This is no where close to where it has been during her previous bad spells (175 – 185 bpm while she’s sleeping!!!), but it’s still above her “normal” sleeping baseline.

Tina and I talked about it before going to bed, but couldn’t think of any changes that would have caused this. I woke up a couple times during the night, just to see if the number had gone down, and it hadn’t.

This morning I thought it may have been cause by her recent vaccination…Tina had thought the same thing. She has been more fussy the last day and a half, and past vaccinations did cause some similar symptoms. She still hasn’t had any teeth break through either, so that may be contributing as well.

The good news is her saturations are normal, and other than being somewhat fussy, she’s doing well clinically. Even with her elevated heart rate, she slept real solid last night, only waking up a few times.

We’ll see how tonight goes. I think we’ve been on such a good track, I really don’t want to see us get derailed any time soon. Heck, if we don’t get derailed at all, I’d be fine with that too. The reality is, I expect us to have some bumps in the road moving forward, I would just like us to be settled back in Colorado before we have to experience them.

Bottom line…like it has been this whole time…

Trust. Trust in Him.

Jim and Char Jordan on April 17th, 2008 at 10:59 pm #

Hi, glad to have the opportunity to see Ella most every day. For the last week we have had the first photo on her sight absent. The rest come in well. It just seems to be the opening photo.
We are glad to see things progressing very normally for Ella anyway. I can imgaine that it will be good to be home. I am sure Georgie will be happier than one can express. You are his whole world and I am sure he misses all of you terribly. She is a doll. LOL Char and Jim

Lizotte Family on April 18th, 2008 at 4:36 am #

Ella I love your colors today. You guys are doing great. Keep up the good work. Just remember, You are almost home.

Adrienne (Melissa's sister) on April 18th, 2008 at 5:45 am #

Ella – LOVE THE BOW! Sienna is diggin’ it too! I’m having to remind her not to “covet: thy friend’s bow…. heheheh!

Steve and Joan Odell on April 18th, 2008 at 6:00 am #

We are having the same issue mentioned in Jim and Char’s response. You are right, Josh, trust, and it is easier said than done. He will deliver the three of you safely home. Prayers and hugs = Steve and Joan

Joel Snyder on April 18th, 2008 at 7:18 am #

Ella, I am hoping that your elavated heart beat is just from the shots you just received. I am praying that you will continue progress and your schedule to come home. It is beautiful and sunny today and looks like spring is finally here. Taco and Manny say hello. I will check on you later. Love,Grandpa!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Matt, Abby, Austin & Caed on April 18th, 2008 at 7:36 am #

To the Lord I cry aloud, and He answers me from His holy hill. I lie down and sleep; I wake again, beacuse the Lord sustains me.
Psalm 3:4-5

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