Posted (jooosh) in All Posts on August-17-2008

Ella’s still seems about the same.

Until we can get the broncoscopy and surgery completed, we feel like we’re in a holding pattern. Ella is still requiring 2 liters of oxygen, has an elevated heart rate, is trying her best to deal with secretions via coughing and retching. We can’t try any oral food therapy. You can tell that she doesn’t feel great, so you hate to push her hard with physical therapy. Maybe the pulmonolgy appointment on Thursday will provide more insight, but we’ve been led to believe that they really need the broncoscopy to further diagnose what might be going on and how to further treat her symptoms.

We’re anxious to hear from Dr. Kays. He’s supposed to be back at work tomorrow. We just want his opinion on the proposed surgery and to see if a doctor-to-doctor consult is recommended.

The highlight of the day was Grandpa visiting and treating us to Mexican food for lunch while the Bun consumed her Alimentum. And of course, Ella resting on me was pretty cute too.

Also of note: Today was a bit of a special day. It marks the time in my life when I have now spent more time with Tina than without her. I was 17 years, 11 months, and 13 days old when I asked her to be my girlfriend. Today, Tina and I have been together 17 years, 11 months, and 14 days.

Praise God for all He does and continues to do in our lives.

Psalm 71:14
But as for me, I will always have hope;
I will praise you more and more.