Posted (Tina) in All Posts on April-16-2009

Ella slept good last night and even retired around 10pm, which is earlier for her these days.

She had both occupational therapy and physical therapy today. Ella wasn’t up for much food, so they switched to some other exercises. And physical therapy was entertaining – the cat decided that she wanted some attention from the physical therapist too!

Kelly mentioned that Ella had a few big meltdowns today. When we use that terminology, it typically means that she is not easily consolable, requires extra oxygen, loses her color and it takes a long time for her to recover. Most of the time this happens when she is not feeling well. We know that she is on the tail end of her cold, but did seem a bit strange that she had multiple meltdowns.

There is a lot still on our hearts and minds, but find ourselves too tired to share much. We’re still praying for wisdom and guidance from Him. Also, praying for Ella to continue getting stronger and feeling better. We love her so much and although this past week has been hard, it sure helps ease any hurts when we look into those blue eyes. She is such a miracle.

1 Peter 5:7 (NIV)
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Eusey Family on April 16th, 2009 at 8:58 pm #

What beautiful pictures of my sweet niece. Tina and Josh, I have been struggling with words to express my sadness with what is going on with the little angel inside you. You both continue to amaze me. When Tina and I spoke last week, I was sobbing and Tina was the rock. Clearly God knows who can handle what and you my friends are such an incredible testament to Him. Tina, your grace amazes me daily and I just pray that God finds a way to show you that this is a blessing from him. I look at my kids and wonder why this is happening to you both. I trust God knows most of us wouldn’t have the grace, courage and strength that you hold. I am sure you know how much we love you and admire you. You have taught us so much these past few years and I know you have strengthened my faith. For that I am eternally grateful. As my dad always told us growing up – eternity is a long time, this is only part of our journey and you two are making the most of every moment.

Please give that beautiful Ella a big squeeze and smooch.


Grandpa Jack on April 17th, 2009 at 9:50 am #

Amen!!!!!to Shannon

Joel Snyder on April 17th, 2009 at 11:03 am #

Ella, Enjoy looking at all that snow. I am hoping whatever is causing you to meltdown goes away. You sure do have big blue eyes and that great smile. Keep Mom company and enjoy the snow it will gone soon. Have a nice weekend. Love,Grandpa!!!!!!!!!!!

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