Posted (jooosh) in All Posts on October-19-2008

Another good day for the Bun.

Tina and Kelly were up early to go to the opening of a Home Goods store, do some grocery shopping, and run some other errands. This left me alone to take care of our girl. Before they took off though, Tina snapped a few pictures of some visitors on our neighbors lawn.

Ella and I had a great time playing on her mat, cuddling, snuggling, and making each other smile. There were also a lot of funny faces and noises involved too. So great to have these times with my girl. I really try to soak them in, because I know her behaviors and times of feeling good tend to ebb and flow.

She handled her feeds well all day and she only needed to be vented once tonight.

Tina and Kelly didn’t get home ’till 6:30. About 30 minutes before they did, I had a bit of a scare with Ella. She was laying in her crib when she began to retch. I picked her up and she really seemed to be having trouble. I set her down real quick and ran over to the concentrator to increase her oxygen. I went back to pick her up and she couldn’t catch her breath.

While holding her, she arched back in a state of panic, but she couldn’t clear her airway. She was turning more blue, then she got real calm. She didn’t fully pass out but she looked dazed. Thoughts of CPR were racing through my head. She was breathing, but still struggling a bit. I was able to get her to drink which helped clear her out. It took her a few minutes for her color to return but it finally did. Man…these are not fun moments.

By the time Tina and Kelly got here, she was back to her smiley self, as if nothing happened. Glad to see it turn out this way…thanking God that it did.

Psalm 16:7-8 (New Living Translation)
I will bless the Lord who guides me;
even at night my heart instructs me.
I know the Lord is always with me.
I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.

Thank you Lord for always being here with us…and thank you for our sweet child, Ella Renae.

Julie on October 19th, 2008 at 10:17 pm #

I see the tooth now! Is the other one coming in?

Joel Snyder on October 20th, 2008 at 12:12 am #

Ella, I am so happy to hear that you and Dad had the day togeather. It sure is great to see you smiling and being yourself. I am praying that you keep up the steady progress. I am hoping that I can come to visit you in the next few days. Catch you later. Love,Grandpa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Estela Williams on October 20th, 2008 at 6:44 am #

Wow… what a scary moment Josh! Glad to hear that Ella was able to recover and that your timing was perfect. Sounds like the girls had a great day shopping. Love you guys!

megan on October 20th, 2008 at 7:10 am #

Hi Doodlebug I am so happy you had a daughter/daddy day.. The new pics are great. Keep smiling =)..

Jim and Char Jordan on October 20th, 2008 at 11:23 am #

She is so beautiful. You are getting closer to some of the answers for Ella. Keep On…Keeping On. We love you and pray for you all.

Jennifer Harris on October 20th, 2008 at 1:52 pm #

We love to see that beautiful smile and bright eyes…it warms our hearts!

Super Nanny Kelly on October 20th, 2008 at 4:41 pm #

the scares stink for sure, and they ARE scarey, but its great how God watches over Ella and us when they do happen. When it gets that bad, I know, there are all these thoughts ruahing through our minds to try to help her, but it seems like just in the nick of time, her body and instincts (and God) “kick in” and she’s able to regain control in time. Sorry you have to go through that so much Tina and Josh. I’ve seen a lot of meltsowns, severe to mild and everywhere inbetween, and they’re all very alarming. But its great knowing (y)our girl is in His hands. She has been SO great these last few days!!! It sure is great to have our happy, healthy-feeling Bun back!!

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