First of all, thank you all for praying! We love the Dallas Heart team and our first experience with the GI team was just as great! The doctor fell in love with Ella (who wouldn't?) He said she knew more then the 6 and 7 year olds he sees and he said she just "made his day"! I love how much sunshine she spreads all around her! While we were waiting to go back she sang "let it go" from frozen and I looked beside me and saw that several people were watching her with smiles on there faces and I thought "I'm glad she is making people smile". You never really know if your kid singing in public is a good thing or if everyone else is wishing your kid would be quiet hahaha but the smiles confirmed that she was being enjoyed and I love it when other people get to enjoy her sunshine spirit!
Now on to the update. It was again confirmed that Ella has some severe blockage that needs to be dealt with, so we will be trying some new, more intense treatments here at home and adding some daily maintenance meds. Please pray that this works, it's not going to be fun for Ella and we don't want to have to do it again. Since tomorrow is thanksgiving we plan to wait and start this new treatment plan on Friday and it will go through the end of Saturday or possibly all day Sunday as well depending on how she is doing. From there we will start a new maintenance routine. Also she had some labs drawn to rule out some things but we are still waiting on those results, and can I say she was SO brave during the blood draw!!! I'm sure some of you were praying specifically for her to have peace so thank you! We hope this new plan works and gets our girl well on her way to feeling better. We will follow up with the GI doctor in 3 months.
Again we thank you all for the prayers, we really felt like we were in the right place with the right doctor and he is very optimistic that we can get her feeling better soon! Please continue to lift Ella up in prayer as we try to ease some of her pain and hope this takes care of all the other issues going on in her little body.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for the Lord and His unfailing Love, we hope you have accepted that Love too! We hope you have a wonderful day remembering His goodness! So many things to be thankful for, even amidst all the pain and suffering in this world. Even Jesus said "Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world." John 16:33. What a beautiful savior we get to cling too! He has already overcome this world and all the pain it brings. He will restore and redeem it all one day, and what a wonderful day that will be if you choose Him! After all, He has already chosen you!