Posted (Tina) in All Posts on June-25-2009

Ella was in a great mood today. She had no other therapies besides physical therapy. The therapist and I were noting that it seems like Ella has returned to her old self. It was so good to see…

This means that the Bun was likely getting too tired between OT and PT within a few hours of each other during the day. So, now that we have dialed back OT and trying to conserve her energy for PT, it has worked well this week. We will be trying to continue that trend so that Ella can get benefit from both of her therapy appointments.

Plus, we started giving Ella more diuretic last night. Even today, she has had more energy overall which is good. The PT even noted that her color looked better today.

And, well it happened…It’s unfortunate, but Josh was laid off today from his job along with countless others as part of a “company reorganization”. Fortunately, the company was generous which will give Josh a little cushion for finding his next venture. We’re just thankful for what the job has provided to our family up to this point. It’s been 3+ years and along with countless other things, this company let Josh telecommute in Florida while Ella was so sick in the NICU. That was amazing and meant so much; it was priceless for us.

Please pray for guidance and direction as we seek His next steps. We know He has a plan for everything and continue to trust in His ways.

Psalm 9:10 (NIV)
Those who know your name will trust in you,
for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.

Dotty on June 25th, 2009 at 9:46 pm #

prayers for your family, i pray a new job comes along soon. Ella looks great! glad to hear she is doing better in therapy. zach gets pretty worn out with back to back therapies too, just to much some days.

Meg West on June 25th, 2009 at 10:10 pm #

I’ll be praying for you all 😀 I know how you’re feeling… my future father in law was laid off right before we got engaged. It was sudden — his boss had been talking like he was going to reorganize things so he could take up another job himself, promoting my fiancee’s dad… then, he shows up for work one Monday… and the owners decided to close up shop for good! It’s been a rough year, but we’ve been wrapped in God’s grace! After a drought of no job prospects, the phone is finally ringing off the hook!
My fiancee and I have been reading the book “What To Do On The Worst Day of Your Life” as a devotional. It’s about King David when Ziglak (sp) was destroyed. I didn’t think Jeff would like it… but he really is! I totally recommend it to anyone who’s gone through tough stuff or is going through tough stuff.

Kathy in West Texas on June 26th, 2009 at 4:08 am #

I am so sorry to hear about Josh losing his job, but you know, when God closes a door, He opens a window. There is something out there, just for Josh w/ his name on it! Thank God for wonderful employers who DO work w/ you when your child is so sick, AND who give you a nice severance pkg. God bless you all during this time of transition.

Williamsburg on June 26th, 2009 at 4:24 am #

Wow, you guys. PB definitely came through for you in the right season, but this is still tough news. Nice to know your God has proven himself so faithful – you’re in our prayers and hearts. XOXOXO

Joan and Steve Odell on June 26th, 2009 at 6:46 am #

We’re so sorry about Josh’s news. Things seem to pile up some times but the Lord is always there and His plans will unfold when it is time. So glad Ella is looking and feeling better. Prayers continue and hugs – Steve and Joan

Jennifer Harris on June 26th, 2009 at 7:40 am #

Your family is in our daily prayers and your faith will bring blessings from our Lord. Hold on to HIS unchanging hand.
Peace & Blessings

Abby And Matt Searlea on June 26th, 2009 at 7:52 am #

We will be praying for you all. It happened to Matt 3 times in 1 year. The only thing that got us through was putting our complete Faith in God and walking with him. Hw is a awesome God and will get you all through this also. He has carried you all so far and he will not desert you now… Our love and support are with you at this time….Lots of love to you all

Fran on June 26th, 2009 at 8:58 am #

Sorry to hear of your news Josh,but know that prayers are with you at this time. He will continue to be with you and your family to guide you.
Happy to hear that the Bun is feeling better with the new adjustment.

Julie on June 26th, 2009 at 6:44 pm #

Sorry to hear this news–especially with Tina not working and Ella’s insurance issues. But I think maybe God will use this as an opportunity to do something even more amazing and land you in a position that’s even better than the last.

Joel Snyder on June 26th, 2009 at 6:55 pm #

Ella, I am so excited to hear that you are doing better. It is nice to see that the increased meds and PT are going well. Josh I am so proud of you and know that better things are ahead. Take some time and relax you deserve it. Love,Grandpa!!!!!!!

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