The past 24 hours have given even more opportunities to trust God at a deeper level. Ella is still on the pace maker. Her heart rate is still a bit high but seems to be managed. She is at a better place than she was last night. They are hopeful they will not have to use the machine. (ECMO, which some of you have apparently had encounters with.) Last night around midnight the doctor said he felt Ella had turned a corner and was hopeful they could maintain without further intervention. Doctors still plan on closing up the incision in Ella’s chest tomorrow.
Last night during some of the scariest moments Amy and Jon were praying together. The doctor asked if he could pray with them. What a blessing.
There are still moments little Ella appears to be in pain. Please continue to pray for her peace and comfort.
Amy is feeling better. She went to the doctor today for one of her follow up appointments and she went ahead and got a z-pack in an effort to get ahead of anything that might be trying to come on.
Someone sent me a testimony of a family that had a child with HLHS. Something that was said during the video has rung in my ears many times since I viewed it. “If we can trust God with our eternity then we can trust Him with our now.” What a great statement. We CAN trust Him with our now. He cares. He is and wants to be involved. Why wouldn’t I trust Him? Why wouldn’t you trust Him? Have you trusted Him with your eternity but tried to keep the concerns and worries of the moment to yourself? Give your everything to Jesus. Let Him help bear your pain. Let Him rejoice with you. He understands. HE IS FAITHFUL…even in the storms. So as I pray for baby Ella and so many other families hurting with their own painful situations my heart is most heavy for those who have no hope. A fate far worse than any imaginable tragedy or hardship. If you don’t know Jesus as your Lord and savior, if you haven’t trusted Him with your now and your future, if you feel hopeless…run to Jesus. He is waiting for you with open arms.
Yea!! Thanks so much for sharing this good news!! I've checked this blog more times than I can count today; would get worried, go pray and check again!! So thankful Baby Ella is doing better. Can't wait to share this news with my friends and we'll all be praying!! God is so good!ReplyDelete
I am so very thankful for this update tonight, and to know that Ella is doing better! Praise the Lord!!! I also love that through all of your trials and tribulations, your family is still able to be such a wonderful witness in your updates. Bless you all, and I hope this will be a peaceful, joyous night for you all.ReplyDelete
Wow. Amazing. Aunt Rachael, beautiful last paragraph too. I've been waiting for an update all day and I'm so glad to receive one - especially a pretty good one. I'll continue to pray for baby Ella! It's great to read people's comments and see how God is using all of this. Wow.ReplyDelete
SO glad to hear Ella is doing ok. She is so beautiful. Also, what you wrote was very touching and inspiring. Sometimes I forget who is taking care of me and worry about everything. Your words reminded me that I don't have to worry about it all! Thank You. Now I will be praying for your beautiful family.ReplyDelete
Hoping for a peaceful night for everyone!
So glad to hear that she is stabilizing and on the up turn. We will continue to pray for her little body and parents.ReplyDelete
Praise God for more answered prayers. He is so good and we give Him the glory!ReplyDelete
Thank you Aunt Rachael & Burk family for your testimony for the Lord and for these beautiful words. God bless each of you!
Amen! What faith! Thank you for the reminder -JamieReplyDelete
What a blessing to hear Miss Ella is maintaining. God is good! I will praise you thru this storm brings true meaning. God you are so good. Thank you for protecting your sweet little girl. Please be with Ella again as they close her chest. Bless and annoint all those who will be crossing paths with this precious family. Please touch Amy and Jon so that neither of them get sick.ReplyDelete
Thank you for the updates. I had checked many times yesterday to see how Ella was doing.
Amen Rachael!! God has used Ella to teach me so many lessons in just the past weeks...her birth and life are already such a blessing. Praising Him for all He has accomplished and will accomplish through Ella's life testimony!ReplyDelete
So glad she is doing better and we will continue to pray. You and your family are such an example of having "peace that passes understanding." Praying for continued strength, peace, comfort, and healing.ReplyDelete