Posted (jooosh) in All Posts on April-8-2010

While our working trip to California has been enjoyable, it’s had its fair share of challenges. None of them greater though than what we’ve gone through in the last 36 hours.

Long story short: Ella’s in the hospital. A short time ago she was admitted to CHOC with symptoms of a bowel obstruction. The contrast x-Ray confirmed what we had seen before. The kiddo is very backed up.

The challenge here though is dealing with a medical system that is unfamiliar compounded with the fact of our complicated little girl.

36 hours ago we were at the Pachanga RV resort. Close to Tina’s mom. Ella spent the entire day being inconsolable. We tried all the tricks we knew, but nothing worked.

At 4:30am we packed up the rig and headed to a satellite location of Childrens Hospital in Laguna Niguel. Two failed IV attempts later plus lack of diverse resources, they recommend we transfer to CHOC.

After dealing with transport drama, we make the decision to move Ella ourselves. Mind you, our only mode of transportation is the RV.

We drive north to CHOC. Ella’s admitted. They get an IV placed in her arm, and now we start the multi-day process of letting her system clear out.

No word yet if this blockage is more serious than before, but we’ll see.

Were all totally wiped out. A little scared thinking she needed surgery tonight.

Holding off on surgery for now. In the PICU in a wait and see mode. Thanks for the prayers.

P.S. Sorry for the scare with the short post. It didn’t all come through on my phone.

lori on April 8th, 2010 at 5:02 pm #

I hope everything is ok and that Ella is doing well.

Hates Photoshop on April 8th, 2010 at 5:07 pm #

Update soon and we will be praying

Nancy Costas on April 8th, 2010 at 5:21 pm #

Please keep us posted on what is going on, sending our love from Denver. We are praying for you all. Love, Lyle, Nancy & Amaya Costas

Rainey Family on April 8th, 2010 at 5:27 pm #

Praying for you guys.. I hope everything is okay.

Eli on April 8th, 2010 at 6:07 pm #

I’m praying

Loren Lizotte on April 8th, 2010 at 6:20 pm #

We will put you in our prayers. Please keep us posted.

Eileen on April 8th, 2010 at 6:21 pm #

I hope everything is okay. I am praying for Ella, and all of you. I check your site often for updates. Please update soon if you can as your last post made my heart sink. Hoping and praying things are okay.

The Williams on April 8th, 2010 at 6:26 pm #

Tina… I can seem to read the updates… will call you soon!

Fran on April 8th, 2010 at 6:38 pm #

Prayers are with you.

Lesli Richards on April 8th, 2010 at 7:08 pm #

oh dear…praying. update soon…we are worried for you.

jenn miller on April 8th, 2010 at 7:09 pm #

Praying for y’all…

Kristen on April 8th, 2010 at 7:44 pm #

We’ve got you covered in prayer

Kristen on April 8th, 2010 at 8:07 pm #

Any parent with a small child has prayed at least once for a huge poop! 🙂 We are with you on it!

monika clark on April 8th, 2010 at 8:38 pm #

leaving for denver in a.m meanwhile and always praying for you all, and joined prayers for you with matthew, rachel and now baby madison, who in her spirit fresh from GOD surely knows prayer. love and miss you. GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU. m

Tara Hayes on April 8th, 2010 at 8:41 pm #

Praying for Ella’s speedy recovery and for you both!

Liz Nelson on April 8th, 2010 at 8:51 pm #

prayers are coming your way for Ella.

megan on April 8th, 2010 at 9:33 pm #

Doodlebug you are in my prayers! I hope you start feeling better soon. Lots of hugs and kisses..

julie kirk on April 8th, 2010 at 9:41 pm #

praying for Ella and for you two. love, julie

Tricia McDaris on April 8th, 2010 at 9:48 pm #

Josh, you don’t know me, but I also have a CDH baby, and your wife and I talked some way back when…. Anyway, we are literally 5-10 minutes from you and more than willing to do whatever we can to help… Do you need anything? I’ll try to send this over email, too.

P.S. Cadenne was in CHOC for 5 weeks (transferred from CHLA to be closer to home after 7 wks)

sherry martinez on April 8th, 2010 at 10:46 pm #

Hi guys just want you to know cayden had his last surgery there at choc excellent care and surgons. if you need anything and i can help let me know i am busy this weekend but if you need anything i can try to come by the hospital.I can understand how you feel. please let me know and I will do all i can to help. Hugs sherry and baby cayden

Adrienne (Melissa's sister) on April 9th, 2010 at 5:00 am #

The best thing about being a world apart is that we have the prayer circle covered while you sleep (hopefully). You are in His hands…… Praying for all of you including the wisdom for the doctors.

Laura Blackwell on April 9th, 2010 at 8:43 pm #

Oh good grief… just came home from vacation and found this update. You were on the other side of the country when we learned of Ella. Now you’re in our neck of the woods. Please let us know if we can help you. Prayerfully!!

Joel snyder on April 15th, 2010 at 3:35 am #

Ella, I am praying that all is well and that this will pass. Josh and Tina keep the faith. Love,Grandpa!!!!!!

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