Ella Dawn Burk getting loving from Daddy!Night one is done and things are still looking good. Little Ella is so beautiful and doing as well as can be expected. Despite the tubes she seems to be resting well. They are keeping her slightly sedated to allow her body to rest as much as possible. The first heart condition Ella had was resolved with yesterdays surgery. They will now start the three procedures to fix her second condition. The first surgery should be done within the next week. We will keep you posted. The following two procedures will be done at a later time. Ella has great color and was even sucking her finger really hard yesterday. The medical staff says these are all great things to see with heart babies.
Amy is already a great mom! She is pumping so Ella will have the best nutrition possible. Amy is feeling, well, like she just had a c-section. :) Although she is very sore she is taking the nessecary steps of recovery. This morning she was able to go see Ella. They cannot hold her yet becasue of the ventilator but her crib is open so they can touch her and give her lots of kisses. Amy and Jon have been sleeping with recieving blankets over the past couple weeks. Now Ella has them in her crib with her so she will recognize their smell. Amy and Jon sing to her and give her lots of love.
Thank you all for your many, many prayers. We all know this journey has just begun but it feels so good to be done with procedure number one and to be able to see this precious baby that we have waited so long to meet!
For Amy and Jon,