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.

Laura Blackwell on August 17th, 2008 at 10:34 pm #

I love the pictures of Ella snugglin’ on you. When she is busy as bee and buzzin’ all around and never sits still long enough to be cuddled… you’ll have the pictures to enjoy. =) We have a daughter that is two with an August birthday. We will be anxious to hear Dr. Kays thoughts. Continued prayers for wisdom rest.

Joel Snyder on August 18th, 2008 at 12:16 am #

Ella, It was fun visiting with you today and having lunch with Mom and Dad. I am saying some special prayers for progress with your problems and the Doctors this week. I will check on you later. Love,Grandpa!!!!!

John & Estela Williams on August 18th, 2008 at 6:37 am #

Congrad’s on your marriage time with Tina… that is amazing!
Ella is so beautiful… it looks like her hair is growing… 🙂 what a sweet girl. Love The Williams

Jennifer Harris on August 18th, 2008 at 8:11 am #

Josh-Tina What a beautiful and loving bond of love you share. GOD has given you a gift, Ella, and our prayers continue to be with you. Thank you for your updates on your precious baby and “Trust in HIM”!

Anne on August 18th, 2008 at 8:21 am #

What a team Josh & Tina have become in those 17 years 11 months and 14 days! You are a special couple! The Bun is so blessed to have you as her Mom and Dad.

Dawn Franck on August 18th, 2008 at 11:05 am #

That was 17 years ago??? Now I feel old – Thanks! (LOL) I can barely remember what I did last week so I’m very impressed that you can remember anniversaries like that. By the Way, It looks like her hair is growing; you should try the palm tree pony tail on top of her head. I used to love to put that in Alli’s hair. I hope she feels better soon. Take care, Dawn

Ani on August 18th, 2008 at 11:52 am #

How cute Josh…You guys are the most awesomest couple I know…Hope Ella feels better soon!

Tammy on August 18th, 2008 at 8:21 pm #

There’s just something about dad (even at 50 I still find comfort in my dad)!
You’ve hit a rock in the road…but the lord has his way of moving everything that gets in our way, all in his time.
Take Care,

Chambers Family on August 18th, 2008 at 9:04 pm #

Josh…. WOW.

Kara on August 19th, 2008 at 12:44 pm #

What no hours and minutes? You are too cute.

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