It's a new day and we have some new reports and prayer requests for Ella! The night was long, as expected, but there were no major complications. And they were able to take her off the vent!
-Please pray for Ella's oxygen levels to stay up where they need to be! Right now her right lung is partially collapsed, and possibly the left as well. They need her to cry some to help open up the lungs again. The problem is, when she is awake, she cries too much, so her oxygen levels drop too low (in the 60's). If this continues, they will have to either put her on the CPAP (the machine that forces air into the lungs) or even back on the ventilator. Please pray that this would NOT be necessary!
-Today they plan to take out her cardiac and neck lines. We are praying that this is successful because Ella is really hungry, and when they take these lines out, they will be able to give her some clear liquids. They still need to leave the drain tubes in for now because there is still drainage, but that is normal.
-Pray for relief for Ella from her headache. It is very obvious that this is bothering her because with the littlest noises, she cries.
-And last, but certainly not least, please pray for Jon & Amy. They did not sleep at all last night, so they are exhausted, and they are showing some physical signs of the stress. Pray for God to give them the grace and strength they need to get through this time. Ella is so blessed to have them for parents, they are both so strong for her!
We thank you all so much for your prayers. Let's continue to lift Jon, Amy, & Ella up to our heavenly Father, who knows our needs even before we ask.
Let's pray this verse especially over them today! ‘Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ Isaiah 41:10