Posted (jooosh) in All Posts on August-3-2009

Ella was having some trouble with her feeds the last 24 hours. We started the process of consolidating her feeds down from five per day, with a goal of eventually three feeds per day.

We started yesterday and she took the first increase alright, but the next one she was more uncomfortable. The final one for the day pushed her over the edge and she was very inconsolable (lasted an hour and a half last night). Normally if we increase her volume per feed she will just push it back out and settle down. This time was different. She was experiencing labored breathing and acting like she was in some kind of pain which is not typical with feeds.

This morning, Ella woke up in a great mood. She didn’t fuss at all during bath time and overall was real happy, that is, until we began feeding her. She started behaving very strange and fussed in a way that is not normal.

After she calmed down, we packed up the car and headed downtown to run some errands. On the drive, I could really hear Ella breathing behind me in the car seat with labored breathing, which is not normal. This was also concerning. When it was time for her next feed, we decided to take it very slow and only give her 100ccs of food. She lost it immediately and was very inconsolable.

So, we now find ourselves in the ER.

They assessed her, took a chest and belly x-ray, and placed an IV. She’s not running a fever, nothing too glaring on her x-ray, and her blood work came back fine. To be safe though, they want to watch her overnight and do a upper GI study and small bowel series sometime tomorrow.

Nothing says home like a good nights rest at the Children’s Hospital.

We’ll update once we know more. G’Night all.

rachel on August 4th, 2009 at 5:01 am #

We continue to check on…and pray for Ella! Lifting her up today,

Joel Snyder on August 4th, 2009 at 5:11 am #

Ella, I am so sorry that you are having tummy troubles. I am hoping that all the tests come back O.K. and this is just a bump in the road. I will be checking on you later today. Love,Grandpa!!!!!!!!!!

Marge (A Friend in Indiana) on August 4th, 2009 at 5:43 am #

Praying that all is OK with you Ella and that you are back home really soon. May God watch over you and Bless you always, sweet child.

Williamsburg on August 4th, 2009 at 8:22 am #

Rats. You’ll be in our prayers – please do keep us updated. Love and hugs all around. XOXOXO

Alicia Martin on August 4th, 2009 at 8:22 am #

Poor Baby, I hope that his remedies quickly!

Jennifer Harris on August 4th, 2009 at 10:39 am #

Our prayers are with you…Ella, we know that GOD is watching over you!

Fran on August 4th, 2009 at 1:03 pm #

Oh Ella! So sorry you are not feeling well….you get better soon sweetheart. All are praying that this will pass quickly and you will be back home soon….hospitals just aren’t fun! Love to all.

Phoebe on August 4th, 2009 at 2:09 pm #

So sorry to hear that Ella is experiencing a curve ball! I’m sure she’ll handle it like a champ.

Vicki/CO on August 4th, 2009 at 9:02 pm #

Okay, you three…extra prayers for this bump going up right now! Thank you for keeping us advised of what’s going on. Much love and BIG HUGS being sent to you all! God bless…

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