Posted (Tina) in All Posts on April-28-2008

Ella had a rough night. All my fault too.

Not sure how it happened, but sure enough, the med port on her feeding tube was open. So, instead of all the corn oil and formula with meds going into Ella’s belly, it went all over her pajamas and her bed. Once she started fussing, it was not like a little had come out – – it was all 225ccs. I can’t believe that she tolerated being wet for that long.

In the midst of sleep, I could hear her being restless throughout the night. Josh even mentioned that it smelled in the room, like the cats had eaten too much and left some on the carpet (trust me, formula smells nasty). However, nothing registered in my compromised state and since Ella wasn’t fussing, I didn’t move from the bed!

Anyway, this made for a long morning. The poor Bun was simply tired and fussy, at times not consolable. Since she was still this way around 11am, I called and canceled physical therapy. I just felt like she was too wiped out and would not be worth trying to make her work through a PT session. Plus today required us packing up and driving to the session. That makes for a field trip in the car on top of the session. I felt like that would be a lot to ask of Ella.

As the day progressed into the late afternoon and she had more beauty sleep, she started to behave like herself.

Our goal tonight: let’s make sure we do not have a repeat of that movie!

Eusey Family on April 28th, 2008 at 8:14 pm #

You guys make me laugh.
Thinking of you guys daily.


Rick, Shannon, Megan, Richard, Claire and Ryan.

Williamsburg on April 28th, 2008 at 8:27 pm #

Hoping it’s too late for anyone to call Social Services if I confess that I once accidentally dropped my (now 16 yo!) son out of his carseat onto the floor at 4 mos (huge wince). I can’t believe how much you guys have held together for how long – tough day for sure, but in the big picture,how reassuring to know how resilient you all are! We are counting down the days until, not Prom, but Homecoming =) Love you so much. XOXOXO

Adrienne (Melissa's sister) on April 28th, 2008 at 10:09 pm #

Looks like that smile says…. “I don’t even remember what you’re talking about Mama!”

Joel Snyder on April 28th, 2008 at 10:40 pm #

Ella, You look like you never had anything happen at all. Tell Mom and Dad to have Pumps and Macy check on things so that doesn’t happen again. You are such a patient little girl and that is nothing in the scheme of things that you have overcome. I hope your PT goes well. I will check on you later. Love,Grandpa!!!!!!!!!!!

Steve and Joan Odell on April 29th, 2008 at 6:10 am #

Oh my – bless her heart!! Lessons of life, huh – she looks so good – So excited for you as the days grow closer. Hugs – Steve and Joan

Linda (Frostproof) on April 29th, 2008 at 6:59 am #

Dedicated to Lisa.
Before I was a Mom
I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby.

I didn’t worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.
Before I was a Mom –
I had never been puked on.
Pooped on. Chewed on. Peed on.
I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts. I slept all night.
Before I was a Mom I never held down a screaming child so doctors could
do tests, or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried. I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.
Before I was a Mom, I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn’t
want to put him/her down.
I never felt m y heart break into a million pieces when I couldn’t
stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.
Before I was a Mom -I didn’t know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.
I didn’t know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.
I didn’t know that bond between a mother and her child.
I didn’t know that something so small could make me feel so important and
happy. Before I was a Mom -I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure
all was okay. I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the
heartache,the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn’t know I was capable of feeling so much,before I was a Mom.

Jim and Char Jordan on April 29th, 2008 at 10:22 am #

It just goes to show you that life is a real challenge. You are great and trying your best. Don’t beat up yourself for such happenings, Ella will let you know. You are such examples of patience and understanding. Just save a little for yourself. LOL Aunt Char and Jim

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