Posted (Tina) in All Posts on May-15-2008

Ella had a good appointment with Dr. Kathy Sarantos. She is such a sweet person as well as an excellent doctor. We’re really going to miss her.

We’ve graduated to being able to expand Ella’s diet to include some other foods. We just have to introduce them slowly and make sure that the foods do not have a negative impact on her respiratory status. We’re looking forward to trying some different things as the days pass.

Ella did pretty well on the bottle. This morning, she took 30ccs at her morning feed within 2 minutes. After that, she was worn out. But it shows that when she has the endurance, she can do it. I think that it will take a long time, but growth and strength over the days and months will translate into a lot for Ella.

We are having lots of challenges with the durable medical equipment company. We contacted them at the beginning of April and they have still not provided the equipment needed for our move. Fortunately, the current company has given up permission to borrow some of the equipment and return it when we arrive in Colorado, but we still need to make sure that we have oxygen, for example. There are lots of details that I am not sharing here, but trust me, it has been a hassle and I’m just hopeful that it will all come together in the end.

The items on Craigslist are moving along at a good pace. We only have a few more large items to sell, which has worked out great. Josh will be leaving in 9 days to start the drive and we will be waling in our front door in 16 days!

On a final note, we have two prayer requests.

First, please say a prayer for Ella’s cousin, Richard. Just yesterday, he was playing outside in a tree when the branch broke. He fell 10 feet and landed face first on the concrete. Praise God that he simply has a concussion and a fractured bone above his eye. His head, neck and everything else checked out fine. Gotta love little boys!

On an even more serious note, Josh just found out today that his half-sister passed earlier this week when she was found in her apartment in NYC. Although they were not especially close, it was sudden and unexpected. Please pray for the family and friends that are affected by this loss.

Thanks so much for all the support and love from all of you.