Posted (Tina) in All Posts on March-22-2009

Josh was nice enough to let me wear earplugs and sleep straight last night. Wow, it felt great to get solid sleep.

Ella wasn’t too bad overnight. Fortunately, we went to bed early and the first time she woke up was 2:30am, then 4am, 6am, and a bunch up until 8am. The first few solid hours of sleep held Josh over for the rest of the shift.

The Bun weighed 9.7 kilos this morning, which is a steady gain since we increased her food late last week. On another positive note, we have not noticed any negative impacts from decreasing her Captopril dose to 1x per day. We were watching for fluid retention. And although her weight has gone up steadily, we think it is true weight based on her numbers staying good and her clinical behavior. For example, I did get up once last night to use the restroom and decided to check on her. Her heart rate was 98 and she was saturating 99 on 400ccs of oxygen. Those are great numbers for the Bun. This means that Dr. Abman will likely discontinue the medication after our appointment on Tuesday afternoon!

Speaking of her appointment on Tuesday, she also has an appointment on Wednesday and one on Thursday. We have a busy week ahead of us!

So today, we had a lazy Sunday at the house while we cracked open the windows to enjoy the 70 degree weather. Of course, tomorrow is supposed to be mid 30s with snow. Gotta love Denver!

kristin thompson on March 22nd, 2009 at 8:38 pm #

Busy week for little miss! Hope she continues to rock that smile because she is gorgeous 🙂
Prayers to you all for a night of sweet sweet sleep!


Kelli on March 22nd, 2009 at 9:31 pm #

Colorado weather is the best, isn’t it? We were in the mtns skiing this morning and back in Denver this afternoon and the kids were in the outdoor pool at the neighbors house! Go figure!

Fran Jarrett on March 23rd, 2009 at 6:29 am #

These are the first photos I got a really good look at the haircut you gave Ella. You did a fantastic job Tina! Ever think of a new profession?
Busy, busy week. I am sure the Bun will charm everyone! Prayers that all goes well.

Joan and Steve Odell on March 23rd, 2009 at 7:14 am #

Ella looks so very good – hope this week is a positive one for all of you – hugs and prayers – Steve and Joan

Debbie Bennett on March 23rd, 2009 at 7:57 am #

Have an awesome week. I am praying that the Captopril being dc’ed will be the answer to steady progress. She is doing so well now. Let’s just keep moving forward!

God Bless!

Eve Sheridan on March 23rd, 2009 at 8:07 am #

Thinking of you all and sending positive thoughts for successful doctor’s appointments this week with Ella. What a cutie-pie, and I agree you did a great job w/ her haircut. Glad you were able to catch up on some sleep, Tina.

Joel Snyder on March 24th, 2009 at 1:40 am #

Ella, I am praying that your Dr. appointments go well this week. Let’s hope you can continue your steady progress. It sure looks like you and Dad had a great time today. I will catch you later. Love,Grandpa!!!!!

Post a comment

Name:  (required)
Email:  (required)