Posted (Tina) in All Posts on October-22-2008

Ella had a great day. You could tell she felt well.

The day started off with physical therapy at 9:30am morning. It is such a blessing to have our new PT. You can tell that she “gets” Ella. That is so great.

The PT has gone very slow this week, letting Ella get used to her. And Ella has gotten accustomed to Kelly too. So this morning, I snuck away and would peek in to see how things were progressing.

Ella responds so well to both of them, definitely a comfort. And you can tell that Ella has not lost her flexibility. She swings her foot up high and makes it look easy. Cheerleading someday?

The highlight of the day is when Ella started babbling. We have not seen this since she was feeling better, weeks ago. But today, she decided that “da, da, da” was her favorite cheer. Up till now, she has been mostly silent without a lot of babbling. It was exciting to hear the exploration of her vocal cords.

She seems to be tolerating the EleCare 24 calorie at a continuous rate of 27ccs. We are still waiting for the Farrell bags. Once we have the bags, we can look to see if giving her more volume or a more dense food would make sense. But right now, we are going nice and slow.

The home nurse will be visiting on Friday. I’ll be anxious to see Ella’s weight trend. If we have it in time, she is going to administer Synagis.

It is so nice to see Ella feeling more like herself. I’m not sure how long this is supposed to last, but I am soaking in every moment.

Psalm 28:6-7
Praise the Lord!
For he has heard my cry for mercy.
I trust him with all my heart.
He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy.
I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.

Julie Kirk on October 23rd, 2008 at 12:08 am #

such a joy to see this pretty little blessing having such a good day. As i have said before, my day isn’t complete until i get my “Ella Fix”. lots and lots of prayers and love from the gals in saudi arabia.

The Dirirm Family on October 23rd, 2008 at 3:14 am #

She looks so beautiful and happy. Praise God for the people He has placed in your lives. As always praying.
The Dirrim family

Joel Snyder on October 23rd, 2008 at 3:22 am #

Ella, You are looking fantastic and doing so well with you new PT and Kelly. I hope that you can keep up the steady progress. I will be at your house on Saturday to visit you. I will check on you tomorrow. Love,Grandpa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Mitchell's on October 23rd, 2008 at 6:34 am #

Was Ella holding her foot in her arm? WOW! That’s funny! GOD has blessed you guys with these awesome people to help Ella! Lots of love and prayers everyday for you three!

Eusey Family on October 23rd, 2008 at 6:42 am #

Big kisses sweet Ella.

Shannon and gang

Kelli Billman on October 23rd, 2008 at 8:01 am #

She looks fantastic! I met someone over the weekend whose daughter has a Farrell bag and it sounds like they are pretty successful. I hope yours shows up soon!

Fran on October 23rd, 2008 at 8:20 am #

Ella, Kelli is right, you look fantastic! What a joy to see your wonderful smile. Big kisses and hugs sent your way. Fran

Jennifer Harris on October 23rd, 2008 at 8:30 am #

Ella, you are a doll and we love your bright and beautiful smile! Angels are surrounding you baby.

Jim and Char Jordan on October 23rd, 2008 at 10:56 am #

Atta girl Ella. I can even see your lower tooth. Go Ella, Go

Laura Marold on October 23rd, 2008 at 12:17 pm #

So glad to see her comfortable. It’s wonderful that she has a therapist who understands her. Great that she’s talking again. Love, Laura M.

Jen Miller on October 23rd, 2008 at 12:52 pm #

Ella is such a sweetie. I’m so glad she’s feeling better. Love that hair!

Eve Johnson on October 23rd, 2008 at 6:33 pm #

Holy Father,thank you for providing for this beautiful little girl. Amen.

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