Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Dr. visit

We had to take Ella in to her pediatrician again because we had some more concerns. After her last appointment  she seemed to do well and her nose seemed to dry up a bit, so we were encouraged. However, Since then there have been several warning signs that we felt we should take her in again. Turns out her left ear that had fluid on it has now turned into an infection. :( This is most likely the main cause behind most of her other problems (fast heart rate, low grade fever, not eating well, not sleeping well, etc.) Also the rash that was on her chest scar is not eczema after all, she said it is a bit of a mystery to her, but she is quite confident that it has nothing to do with her heart but rather a viral infection coming out in the form of a rash on her chest. We are sad that our baby is sick. This is the first time. I knew it would happen, but I.just.don't.like.it!!!  One of our main concerns is that her toes and her fingers, her lips, tong, and nose have been tuning blue often even though it is just for short amounts of time. We take Ella to see her cardiologist on Monday, and hopefully we will get a good report. In the meantime Ella could really use some prayers as she is fighting off her first sickness... I know an ear infection may not seem like a big deal, and just an ear infection on a healthy kid may not be uncommon. But Ella is having all sorts of other difficulties and it is causing stress on her heart as well, so it is a big deal for our sunshine. Please please please keep her in your prayers. I will give an update after her cardiology appointment sometime next week.


  1. Amy,

    We will pray for her quick healing. I know it is so hard to see your kids sick. You never get used to that. I wanted to mention something about the rash you said she had....Hannah (15 months) has a virus right now very similar to what Ella has. We took her in to our pediatrician and he mentioned that she might get a rash along with it. He said don't be surprised if you see one because that is just the virus. She hasn't gotten that, but I thought I would tell you. I would think that is the same thing Ella has. Also, have you given her Motrin or Advil for fever? We don't use that because it has raised the heart rate in one of our children and caused other problems in others. We just use Tylenol.

    Cindy Cole

  2. Prayers for a quick recovery for Ella.

  3. Praying for Ella's immune system to get rid of this infection quickly without causing any other problems. She is such a beautiful little girl!

  4. Praying, praying, praying for Ella!
    Lots of love, hugs and kisses from Calgary
    Rita and Bella

  5. I am praying! And I just have to say that I love that picture of her! ;) Thinking of you often...


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