Thursday, January 13, 2011

Long Night Ahead

Ella is still in a lot of pain and the surgeon did not want to give her anything because they are trying to get her off the ventilator as soon as possible. The pain is so intense right now she is really getting worked up. The surgeon finally decided to give her a half dose of morphine to help calm her down. It is a vicious cycle because if she is to calm she won't breathe so they can't take her off the vent, but if she gets to worked up she isn't breathing right so they can't take her off the vent either. She has a lot of pressure going to her head that wasn't there before the surgery and the vent is adding even more pressure so she has a very bad headache. The sooner they can get her off the better because that will relieve some of the pressure.
The nurse said the first night after the Glenn is horrific because they are trying to get the ventilator out and get all of the medications balanced out and the baby is in a lot of pain. It is very difficult for Jon and Amy to watch her in so much pain and not be able to do anything about it. We are so proud to be their parents because they are right by her side comforting her, praying for her, and loving on her. They are taking such good care of her!

Please pray
  • This half dose of morphine will be the right balance to get her calmed down and off the vent
  • Her pain would be minimal
  • Peace and strength for Amy and Jon
  • Rest for all 3 of them tonight
  • Wisdom for Amy, Jon and the doctors
Very Grateful to All of You,
Grandaddy and Nana


  1. Praying for you all & the long night ahead, praying for Ella so very much! Love you!

  2. I will be praying all night. I hope for good news in the morning!!

  3. Praying for you all tonight...

  4. Praying for you all tonight! Poor baby! My heart and thoughts are with you guys!

  5. Your words hurt my heart - poor baby and family having to endure this. I'm also a heart mom, so I can relate to the feelings of helplessness, will be keeping baby Ella in my prayers.

  6. You all remain in my thoughts and prayers. I hope the pain goes away for the little one soon.

  7. I AM PRAYING FOR YOU ELLA, and mommy and daddy too. Hope it was ok that I forwarded this to my fb & prayer chain. Jesus is with you.

    Kari, Joel's mommy.

  8. I just said a prayer for sweet little Ella! That just breaks my heart to think of a sweet little baby in so much pain! God Bless!

  9. Emma's family is praying for all of you!
    -Nana Jana

  10. Still praying for Ella....such a brave little girl..

  11. Prayed last night and woke up thinking about her. Still praying! Love you!

  12. Praying for all of you... and praying for a hopeful & positive update this morning!
    -Casey, James & Baby Eli-

  13. Praying and praying some more. It breaks my heart to hear of Ella being in such pain. I can't even imagine how hard it is for Amy and Jon. Praying for God & the meds to ease Ella's pain and that He will give Jon & Amy peace and comfort as they care for her and are unable to help ease her pain. Hopefully these are things she will not remember when she is past it.

    Copntinually praying.

    Joy/Chandler, OK


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