Posted (jooosh) in All Posts on April-23-2008

What a good day for the Bun.

Her heart rate has come back down a bit over the last 48 hours, now hovering closer to 120bpm while she’s sleeping. Not that it was a huge deal, but I’m glad to see the numbers going that direction.

Ella got to try another fruit today: mangos. She did OK the first time she tried them. Tina gave them a taste too and decided they should be sweetened up with a little sugar. Ella agreed. The next mango session Ella kept opening her mouth for more. Just a spoonful of sugar helps the mangos go down.

In the afternoon, Tina took the Bun for a walk, and when they returned we had a little family photo session.

Ella’s morning PT went well with minimal fussiness. Tina and the therapist were able to coax Ella into some good tummy time, and Tina carried that trend throughout the day. In fact, Ella was comfortable enough on her tummy tonight that she fell asleep on her boppy.

We also have a PT session scheduled at the apartment first thing tomorrow morning.

We continue to count down the days before heading back to Colorado. Praise God for how far our girl has come, and we know that He will continue to be with her every step of the way.

Thank you Lord for Ella Renae.

Debbie Bennett on April 24th, 2008 at 4:55 am #

Y’all are just too funny!!! Ella is making such huge progress and is so adorable. Have a great day. – Debbie

Joel Snyder on April 24th, 2008 at 5:02 am #

Ella, You are the greatest little girl ever. Now mangos what next? The PT sessions with the therapist and Mom seem to be working pretty good. And I like the family photos especially you with your shades. I will check on you later. Love,Grandpa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Steve and Joan Odell on April 24th, 2008 at 5:46 am #

Looking at her makes it incredibly awesome to know how far she has come on this journey – Perhaps it is getting easier for her to breathe in the various positions than it was before. Such strides for such a tiny but very strong little one. Prayers and hugs – Steve and Joan

Matt, Abby, Austin & Caed on April 24th, 2008 at 5:50 am #

She’s doing so well!! I love it! It’s funny how a little sugar helps things go smoother. Hey that could apply to more things than just eating mangos couldn’t it…
God has really blessed you three…He is amazing.

Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.”
Psalm 126:2

Eve Sheridan on April 24th, 2008 at 9:12 am #

LOVE the family photos, and Ella is so cute on her Boppy!! Looking forward to seeing you three after you return to Colorado and are settled back in.

Linda on April 24th, 2008 at 2:12 pm #

It is great to see Ella holding her head up.

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