Posted (Tina) in All Posts on July-3-2008

Dr. Abman, Ella’s pulmonologist, called with the results from her overnight pulse oximetry test. Her oxygen was at 1/4 liter (250ccs) and the results looked great. He mentioned that the test is a good measure for us to use on her progress and that we will likely do more of them. For now, he would like to keep her at this level of oxygen. I made him aware that she was using a higher level of oxygen during the day. He wants us to wean her daytime oxygen to meet the 250ccs and simply raise the level if needed. But he thinks that she should be able to use the same amount during the day and night, for the most part. So, we are slowly working towards 250ccs all the time.

Only looking back a month ago, we had just arrived in Denver. Ella’s oxygen levels were much higher. Praise God that she has adjusted to the altitude quickly and that her new pulmonologist has given her an increase in the medicine that is helping her heart and lungs to work together more effectively.

It was nice because Josh’s work closed up shop in the afternoon for the holiday so he was able to come home earlier than expected.

We had Grandpa over for dinner tonight and afterwards the fun began! Ella and I played together on her mat while Josh and Grandpa picked up the Wii remotes and started playing virtual golf in the living room. And of course, each time that Josh or Grandpa would do just the right amount of strokes, the big screen would show in huge letters “Par”. It was hard not to think of Ella’s NICU friend, Par, and how well he is doing lately. It just brought a huge smile. Someday those two will have a reunion…

LoriAnn & The Boys on July 4th, 2008 at 8:54 am #

Just wanted y’all to know that my husband is DROOLING over the tv AND the entertainment center. He said anything taller than a man is a good thing! LOL It was great to see Josh and Grandpa Snyder (sp?) having a good time. Glad Ella is doing so well with her adjustments. Have a great 4th. I will have all my grandbabies over while my daughter works (I have a 27 year old daughter along with our four young sons) so we will have 8 kids here, plus some neighborhood kids. My boys are 11, 10(as of Monday), 7(as of yesterday) and 4. My grandbabies are 7, 5(a girl!) 2, and 1. We work at our church’s fireworks booth a couple of times every year, so we are, of course, talked into buying plenty of fun. I don’t know what your laws are there, since I think it tends to be dry there (it is at my sister’s in Colorado Springs), but here almost anything goes! We had lighting storms and rain last night, so we are all excited that we probably won’t light the neighborhood on fire. Well, God Bless y’all and have a blessed 4th. LoriAnn etc…

Joel Snyder on July 4th, 2008 at 9:02 am #

Ella, It was so nice to come visit you Mom and Dad. You are doing so well and each day that passes bye you are showing us something new. Tina and Josh thanks for dinner and Josh thanks for the Golf lesson. Have a wonderful 4th of July and don’t work to hard on the house. Catch you three later. Love,Grandpa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dawn Franck on July 4th, 2008 at 9:49 am #

Hello my little family in Denver. I’m so glad to see that Ella is still enjoying her book : ) I hope you have a safe and wonderful 4th of July. Miss you guys, Take care, Dawn

Ani on July 4th, 2008 at 9:57 am #

You guys are so cute…I can’t wait to see you…Josh…I’m really good at boxing on Wii!!!!

Kara on July 4th, 2008 at 12:48 pm #

Elle looks so studious with her book. She is such a cutie! Hope you three have a great 4th.

Jim and Char Jordan on July 4th, 2008 at 4:51 pm #

it is just wonderful to see progress. Bless you and keep you on the holiday. Our LOVE,

Jim and Char Jordan on July 5th, 2008 at 3:31 pm #

We would like to wish Grandpa Joel a wonderful birthday on the 8th of July. What a wonderful gift to be able to touch and hold not only your only grandchild, but love your daughter and her wonderful husband. Have fun with Ella! Love, Jim and Char

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