Posted (Tina) in All Posts on October-8-2008

Ella continued to do well last night and today. Earlier in the morning, her labs were drawn. The only change was an additional 24ccs of food (she ran at ran at a rate of 31ccs per hour or 744ccs total for the day). Her BUN was 33, effectively the same as Monday. That’s okay – it is better to go slow with the changes and monitor the Bun closely. We’ll see what the plan is tomorrow for change with food – volume or calories.

There is so much more to write but we need to take a pass tonight – – we’re just too tired to type it all out.

We thank Him for Ella Renae, for His divine power, for everything that He has given us.

Joel Snyder on October 9th, 2008 at 12:02 am #

Ella, You look great in your pictures today and I am glad to hear of the steady progress. You will be going home soon and that will be a good change for everyone. I am sorry I couldn’t visit today but I will see you soon. Love,Grandpa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Joan and Steve Odell on October 9th, 2008 at 7:41 am #

Rest is very good – please take care of yourselves so you are ready for Sweet Ella to come home. Prayers for peaceful rest and strength during this time you are moving and for Ella to continue her upward trend. Hugs – Steve and Joan

Kelly the Nanny on October 9th, 2008 at 7:46 am #

She really does look great, and the fact that she’s so cuddly and interactive and smiley is such a great sign. I can’t wait ’til we can go back to bolus feeds during the day so there’s one less cord to be wrapped up in!

Hebrews 3:13-14
“But encourage one anther daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. We have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly till the end the confidence we had at first.”

This is obviously a time where family and friends and new additions are playing a big role–we’re all family in some fashion. And those families who enhance each other’s esteem are families committed to understanding one another. We’re learning to find the good, the strength, the benefit, the hidden counsel, the “plan” in the heart of one another, then drawing it out and valuing it. And that includes everyone–all the volunteers, friends coming from out of town to help, everyone. It’s amazing seeing everyone valuing each other so greatly, and valuing Ella so much (even without knowing her as a person). The encouragement is phenomenal!
Love you guys! See you in a while 🙂

kristin on October 9th, 2008 at 11:09 pm #

Ella you are such a sweet photographic little shoog-a-boog! Rest West family. Deep sleep is what I pray for you all to have tonight so that you can all continue to repair and restore 🙂

I love you!


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