Posted (Tina) in All Posts on June-17-2008

Ella was in a good mood today.

It does seem that her congestion has lessened the past couple of days. She still has it, but not quite as bad. I’m hoping she is simply adjusting to the Mile High City better each day.

We are having to place aloe vera gel on her cheeks and lips each day. We can’t use traditional lotion or anything with oil due to her oxygen therapy. So, we have found that pure aloe vera is working good (100% natural and non-toxic). After only a few days in dry Denver, we noticed that her skin was looking a bit chapped and needed the moisture.

Her oxygen levels have been good. Now she is on 500ccs throughout the day and a bit lower around 350ccs at night. So, I think that Ella is already starting to adjust to the altitude. Keep in mind that this is with the lower saturations that her pulmonologist wants to see.

Yes, I still have to bribe her for tummy time exercises. Fortunately, the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse works well. Macy came downstairs to hang out with us too.

And when Daddy came home from work tonight, Ella was sure glad to see him. They had a good time playing together.

We’re still praying for new tenants for our home. Things slowed down a bit with Father’s Day this past weekend. We’re hoping we can have it rented for July 1st, although based on the response so far, that might be a stretch.

Although it is only my third day alone with Ella, it is quiet. I’m still getting used to Josh being at work. In Florida, he was always in the other room working (telecommuting), but just having someone in the apartment felt different. Also, we would always have lunch together. So, I’m still getting used to being by myself with Ella. I’ll admit, it’s been tough for me.

I just keep reminding myself that this is what He called me to do for this season of life. And I’m trying to enjoy the quiet time before all of Ella’s therapy sessions start up again.

Psalm 119:57-58
You are my portion, O LORD;
I have promised to obey your words.
I have sought your face with all my heart;
be gracious to me according to your promise.