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

Ella has not been herself the past 24-48 hours. Along with the increased coughing and retching, you can just tell that she doesn’t feel that great. The smile above was one of the rare glimpses throughout the day.

She felt warm, so we gave her Tylenol a few times today. Dr. Perry told us to expect that Ella might have a fever for 24-48 hours due to the vaccines. If Ella doesn’t seem improved by the morning, we will be calling Dr. Perry. These symptoms started last Friday night, but seem to be sticking around.

Her retching was so bad this morning that she passed out briefly. She has done this a few times to me over the past few weeks. But Josh was taking care of Ella this morning when it happened. It freaked him out a bit. I don’t think he has ever seen Ella get that bad with retching.

It all seems related to secretions and congestion. And today both of those things are worse. Who knows, maybe she has a bit of a cold or something. She has been breathing through her mouth more, since her nose seems to be more congested, and she seems to be requiring more oxygen.

Even at night while asleep, she is requiring more oxygen and her heart rate continues to be higher than it should be – – higher than her baseline.

When you can’t get Ella to break much of a smile, even with coaxing and funny faces, you know that she isn’t feeling well. Typically, these symptoms do not point to a good direction for Ella.

Please pray that the Bun will begin to feel better.

Rusty on August 3rd, 2008 at 9:17 pm #

We’re so sorry that The Bun isn’t feeling well. As always, you guys are in our thoughts and prayers and we hope Ella feels much better real soon!

We love you guys!
Rusty, Liz, and Par

The Laz Fam on August 3rd, 2008 at 9:20 pm #

Sweet Friends…. We are praying for Ella’s joy to bounce back soon! All eyes on Him!! He is your Strength and Hope.

Vicki/CO on August 3rd, 2008 at 9:31 pm #

You absolutely have my prayers as I lift precious Ella up to our Lord for healing and comforting. And I lift you both us for strength, courage, comfort and peace as you go through this “bump” in her care! You are such wonderful parents, and we know you are doing everything possible. I pray God will wrap his warm blanket of peace and comfort and healing around the three of you, so you can feel that warmth and His presence! Thank you for the privilege of praying for you all…it’s the one thing I can do for you, and I’m so thankful for that!

Dana on August 3rd, 2008 at 10:34 pm #

Sweet Ella- Not a day goes by that i don’t read your blog. I am so sorry your not feeling well, i will say an extra big prayer tonight that you start feeling better. XOXO

Michelle Herman on August 3rd, 2008 at 11:38 pm #

Hang in there Ella!! What a rough 48 hours for you all – hope it all clears up soon!!

Joel Snyder on August 4th, 2008 at 3:12 am #

Ella, I am praying that you will soon start to feel better from whatever it is that is ailing you. I am sure that with time it will work out. Sorry that your not your regular happy face. I will check on you later. Love,Grandpa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kristen on August 4th, 2008 at 5:57 am #

Praying for you sweet girl! And for your mama and daddy. Love you!

Steve and Joan Odell on August 4th, 2008 at 6:27 am #

Prayers for each of you – get well soon, sweet Ella. Hugs – Steve and Joan

Fran on August 4th, 2008 at 7:03 am #

Prayers continue for you always Ella and your parents as well. Josh and Tina you are wonderful parents. We will soon be seeing Ella’s happy face again. Hugs, Fran

Matt, Abby Austin & Caed on August 4th, 2008 at 7:24 am #

You three continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. I know this is hard and that it brings back some scary feelings but God is in control as He’s always been.

Mollie Rosing on August 4th, 2008 at 7:35 am #

praying for sweet Ella Bun and you guys!

The Brittain Family on August 4th, 2008 at 7:52 am #

OK, prayin’!!

Jennifer Harris on August 4th, 2008 at 8:45 am #

You are in our prayers and Ella WILL recover from her cold and WILL be stronger afterwards!

Marge (Indiana friend of Keith & Liz Mueller - Chris' parents) on August 4th, 2008 at 9:14 am #

Praying for God’s healing hand for Ella; may she feel His touch and His love.

Kathy on August 4th, 2008 at 2:43 pm #

My name is Kathy and I have been following your story for awhile, and praying for all the sweet babies w/ CDH. Ella is in my prayers for a total and complete healing, because Our God is able! I could tell from the picture she wasn’t feeling too well. I pray for you all daily. Take care and God bless!

sherry martinez on August 4th, 2008 at 4:11 pm #

hi i have been folllowing your story since before ella was born i am a mother with a son with cdh and was hoping we could be friends and support. I will pray ella feels better. if you get a moment and would like to email me. hugs to you all sherry

Terri Trainer on August 4th, 2008 at 8:24 pm #

Hang tough, my friends. Praying for all 3 of you and that the Drs. are able to provide you with accurate info. Love you tons – T

kristin on August 4th, 2008 at 9:40 pm #

Big hugs!!! I am praying for all of you. xxxxxxxxxxxoooooooooooo


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