Posted (jooosh) in All Posts on September-1-2008

Today was pretty much a repeat for Ella. Her BUN is hovering around 22 and she’s behaving mostly like herself.

No, that’s not a cast. If you remember, they ended up getting an IV in her left hand instead of her foot, which isn’t the most convenient place, but with Ella you gotta take what you can get.

We did discover a little milestone today….there’s a lower left front tooth starting to break through Ella’s gums! While we’re excited about this, it’s a bit of a bummer that it’s happening on top of everything else she’s going through. But, who am I to say that there would be a better time =).

I did my best to manage Ella during last night so that Tina could catch up on her sleep. We’re both still pretty wiped though. Tina’s not feeling the greatest either – seems like it might just be from lack of sleep. But prayers are needed so that she does not catch a cold and that Ella can maintain her steady progress until surgery.

I’ll be heading in the office tomorrow and then taking Wednesday off for the Bun’s surgery.

Thanks for the continued prayers and support!

Terri Trainer on September 1st, 2008 at 7:25 pm #

Hey guys, know that you are loved and in our prayers daily. Keep your chins up. Ella will do great on Wed.
Hugs from PR – T & S

Jim and Char Jordan on September 1st, 2008 at 8:10 pm #

She really does look better from our vantage point. Perhaps you will be listened to more seriously, now that the result is documented. We are praying constantly. We know you and Ella are strong. Be nice to the baby’s mommie, she needs her strength. LOVE ALWAYS, Jim and Char

Jill E G on September 1st, 2008 at 8:25 pm #

Congrats on the tooth Ella!

You guys are staying so strong. Hang in there. I know the hospital is tough especially when you guys have been hanging out there for so long.

I’m praying things go well and you can all make a speedy recovery and exit from the hospital soon.

Christe Mitchell on September 1st, 2008 at 8:39 pm #

Praying for you guys! Ella, love your sweet smile!

Joel Snyder on September 1st, 2008 at 9:30 pm #

Ella, What great news about your tooth. Tell Dad that those come when they come and we will take it. Josh and Tina keep up the great work I know it is a grind at times. I will get over to visit with you soon. Love,Grandpa!!!!!!!!!!!!

kristin on September 1st, 2008 at 9:56 pm #

Ella, I knew you were getting ready for a good yummy steak! Little chompers!!! I think your smile will look even more beautiful with teeth!

Wednesday is going to fantastic my sweet!

Tina, feel better. Josh—hugs~!


Adrienne (Melissa's sister) on September 2nd, 2008 at 3:14 am #

We’re all pulling for you over here! Keepin’ you covered all over the globe! Tomorrow’s a BIG day and we trust Ella is in the hands of the GREATEST physician there is! (I still just LOVE that picture…)

Steve and Joan Odell on September 2nd, 2008 at 6:16 am #

Praying you both are feeling good and will get some much needed rest. My goodness, Miss Ella – a new tooth!! Little one, We know the first and only real physician will be guiding the hearts, minds and hands of everyone who is with you on Wednesday. Josh and Tina – you are both incredibly great parents. Lord Bless and hugs – Steve and Joan

Jennifer Harris on September 2nd, 2008 at 8:20 am #

We are praying for you to experience GOD’s grace, mercy, peace and blessings. Ella’s eyes seem to sparkle and she has the love of our Lord and her spiritual parents surrounding her. Trust in HIM with all your heart…
We care!

Eve Sheridan on September 2nd, 2008 at 9:08 am #

Sending prayers for Tina’s health and Ella’s strength before her surgery. Thinking lots about all three of you. Thanks for sharing all the pics– the love that the three of you share just jumps off the pictures 🙂

Katy Nilsson on September 2nd, 2008 at 1:08 pm #

I just noticed her hair is laying flat on her head! What happened to the mohawk she’s been sporting?
My prayers are with you and it’s so good to see her smiling. That means she’s feeling better which can only help Wednesday during surgery. Love to the three of you.

Kara on September 2nd, 2008 at 1:53 pm #

Love you guys! I’ll be praying for your endurance.

Laura Marold on September 2nd, 2008 at 4:24 pm #

Dear Tina and Josh, Praying for you both and lovely, little, beautiful Ella. Please God, let your hand guide the surgeon. Let the surgeon(s) be well informed by all the testing. Let their schedules be light, their minds super sharp, their reflexes good, and their hearts be involved in Ella’s welfare, as are we all. God please bless her and you both. Love, Laura M.

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