Posted (Tina) in All Posts on November-29-2008

The winter wonderland was snowy…it was snowing when we arrived late yesterday afternoon. Literally, it has not stopped.

Ella enjoyed watching the snow, especially after her warm bath and hot towel from the dryer. It was like a spa treatment with a great view!

As Josh worked all afternoon, he kept looking out the window and seeing the snow fall. He was hoping that it would stop. Josh was planning to drive down the mountain back to Denver to watch an Avalanche game tonight.

When the snow continued to fall, he decided to leave early, knowing that the icy roads would take longer than normal. However, when he started the drive and realized that the initial 15 minute portion of the drive was going to take 90 minutes, he quickly decided that the hockey game was not worth it and turned around. Luckily, he called and was informed that he can turn in his tickets for a future game. That is pretty cool.

So the Bun and I thought we were going to hang out solo late into the night and instead it was all three of us as a family. It is so nice to have a change of scenery from home and hang out in the mountains. It is so beautiful up here.

Last night was one of the best nights for Ella. It was the first time in several weeks that she slept 8 hours straight. She has done really well since she has been up in the mountains. Who would have thought? Also, she had a long nap today. This getaway has been really comfy for her. She feels good and is relaxing and catching up on her zzzzs. I could only hope that she will sleep that well tonight.

The retching is still there. It is tough because we know that some of it is a learned response. We are hoping that the OT can really help Ella with her feeding skills and possibly help us with the retching behavior.

We’re hoping and praying that the snow will subside. The plan is to leave late morning. But if it is still snowing and there are accidents of any kind, it will likely take several hours. Please pray that we will stay safe on our drive back home tomorrow.