Friday, August 13, 2010

Ups and Downs

As the days continue on they are filled with ups and downs for little Ella’s body. This was and is to be expected. We have some specific ways that you can be praying for Ella right now.

1.)Ella has quite a bit of fluid on her lungs. They are taking steps to remove at least enough of it so they can complete her next procedure. Please pray for the removal of the fluid.
2.)Peace for Ella. She is doing a little better today but had been rather anxious and stirring around yesterday. Her heart doesn’t handle that very well.
3.)Please pray for wisdom for Doctor Forbus. He is Ella’s surgeon and is making the final decisions on the next steps to take for Ella.
4.)This next procedure (still have NOT made a final decision on when it is happening, could possibly be as early as Saturday) will take another large team of doctors and nurses. Please pray for the exact people that are needed to be a part of Ella’s surgery to be available. It takes a great deal of scheduling for each team member to all come together. Pray for the Lord to orchestrate that perfectly.

Amy and Jon are holding up ok. Jon is not getting much sleep at nights because Ella settles down best when her Mommy or Daddy are touching her and talking to her. He stays by her side most of the night. He is trying to get naps during the day. Amy is still recovering well. Please pray for that procces to continue on a quick path for her.

Jon got to hold Ella for the first time yesterday evening. What an awesome time! Ella opened up her eyes and just intently looked and both her Mommy and Daddy for the longest time. What a special gift!

Thank you all for sharing in this time with our family. We know so many of you are praying for our family and precious Ella Dawn. Many people who have never even met us. Many people who have walked this very path or something similar. We don’t take those prayers for granted. Please keep lifting us up as the Lord brings our family to your mind.

With heart felt gratefulness

For Amy and Jon,

Aunt Rachael


  1. Rachael Thank you for keeping us updated so well. We will be praying!

  2. Again, thank you so much for the update. It helps to be able to pray more specifically for certain needs. As an aunt of a baby with HLHS, I know all the ups-and-downs along the way. Hang in there. We're all praying!

  3. Continuing to pray for your family. Dr. Forbes is supposed to be awesome. Hope Amy and John are able to get some rest. Heart hugs - juli


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