Posted (jooosh) in All Posts on May-22-2009

It was our last day of relaxation in Southern California. The weather cooperated all week for us – – it was absolutely perfect.

We spent the morning relaxing and followed up in the afternoon by running errands. We had to make a run to Trader Joe’s for some favorite coffee and wine. Also, we made a run to exchange some oxygen tanks for the drive home.

Then, we went to see Aunt Shannon, Uncle Rick and the cousins. Since Ella can’t be around kids, we displayed her through the patio door. This way, her cousins could take a peek at her. That was a fun time!

Toward the end, Ella was having some good laughs with Uncle Rick. All in all, a great time in Southern California. We miss it!

On a final note, many have asked about Ella’s oxygen requirements at sea level. She is definitely requiring less: about 250ccs at night and 500ccs during the day. At home, she is about 250ccs higher: 500ccs at night and 750ccs during the day. So although it is less overall, I actually thought that the change might be more significant.

Our plan is to head out late tomorrow morning and start our journey back to Colorado. Our first stop is St. George which will likely take about 8 hours total with stops. That is if we don’t run into really bad traffic. After all, it is Memorial Day weekend and we have to take the route through Las Vegas.

We’re hoping and praying for minimal traffic and safe travels. If Ella was half as good as she was on the drive to California, we’re in good shape.

Psalm 62:5 (NIV)
Find rest, O my soul, in God alone;
my hope comes from him.