Ella is improving everyday, she is still in much pain as you might imagine 3 days after having open heart surgery! She is resting now, and this morning they pulled her pacing wires, and her last drain tube (hooray!) She is still not eating well, the doctors are pushing for her to eat more, and have briefly mentioned "feeding tube" if she doesn't start eating better soon. I however am not the least bit concerned yet, she hasn't thrown up all through the night or this morning, and she is taking about 1 to 2 ounces every four hours. She is smiling more today and kicking and playing with her hands! She reaches for Jon and I's faces when we talk to her, I can't tell you how good it is to see her feeling a little better! Please continue to pray that her right diaphragm that is elevated will get better on it's own soon, please pray that she will be as pain and headache free as possible, please pray that she will have a good appetite, and that she continues to stay healthy and infection free!!