Sunday, January 29, 2012

Prayer request.

Ella has had some vomiting the last few weeks. We haven't been too concerned since she has had random vomiting since she was born. She had some bad gag reflexes due to the ventilator. about a month ago I really felt like we were finally making some major headway in her eating. In the big picture she has been a champion eater, but we have just had some minor hurdles to jump. Her vomiting is not consistent and she is already on acid re-flux meds. I am concerned because she is getting most of her meds, but not all of them. I checked her pulse and oxygen level earlier this evening and it was not it's normal. Her heart rate was in the mid 140's and her oxygen was in the low to mid 70's. We like her heart rate in the 120s and her oxygen is usually around 83, in fact her oxygen had recently been in the 90's. So these numbers are certainly unpleasant to see. I will be putting a call in the the doctor tomorrow, but please be praying that she is back to normal as soon as possible! She is acting happy and has no symptoms of sickness. We really don't know what this could be. Also she is teething so I'm thinking that could have something to do with it. I guess we'll just have to wait and see. Anyway we really appreciate your prayers for our sunshine. Watching her throw up is so sad, but as always she is all smiles as soon as she is done.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

prayers please!

We need some prayers for a germ free household!! I may have picked up a cold on an absolutely necessary  outing! The man that I was talking to had a cold and he was in close proximity. Jon asked him to put on a mask, but I'm afraid it was too late. It has already been a few days since my exposure, and I have been wearing a mask, but each day I am feeling a little bit more like a cold is coming on. Still no congestion or coughing, but a little drainage/sore throat/headache. I am washing my hands, drinking lots of water, taking vitamins and staying away from Ella as much as I can. It may sound silly to you to take such major precautions and not even know for sure if I am sick yet. We have to be very aware of how we are feeling at all times, since we have had Ella it has been crucial to have early detection if we get sick. By God's grace we have not really been sick yet, so we are just praying this streak of good health will continue. Right now specific prayer requests would be that I am not sick and that Ella stays HEALTHY!!! Thank you all for the prayers!

Friday, January 13, 2012

RSV shots... again.

Today is the day the home health care nurse will come, Ella will be playing and smiling and I will be dreading the knock and the door, letting me know I am about to see my daughter in severe fear. Ella will see the nurse's face and her eyes will open wide and fill with tears as she starts saying "NO, NO, NO!" Not in a bratty tone that makes you think she needs discipline, but yet a begging me to stop this person that is about to hurt her. She looks at me and then her daddy and then back again, trying desperately to communicate that this person is going to hurt her. It's as if she thinks we don't know and she can't say the words to make us understand! She clings tightly to my arms as she tries to get closer then she already is, all the while shaking with fear. Then as I lay her down she looks at me as if I have completely betrayed her. She gets her 2 HUGE shots that burn (so we've been told) and as I pick her up to give her comfort, she immediately forgives me and lays on my shoulder and sniffs as I rock and sing gently to her, doing my best to calm her racing heartbeat and raging blood pressure. She is worn out from the severe anxiety, stress, and pain she just went through. Her heart isn't as strong as it was supposed be we thought it would be. She doesn't have the stamina to cry like that for more then 15 minutes or so. She is hesitant to return to the living room, unsure of what may be awaiting her there. When she sees her daddy and mommy and no one else is in the house, she is sure she is safe. She resumes her playing and is in every way my hero. Please say a prayer for our Ella today around 3-4pm as she goes through this monthly appointment. Thank you.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Merry Christmas! Pics!

Playing dress up with a scarf!

Brushing her teeth!

 Favorite picture!

New baby!

night snuggles with daddy!

Christmas Morning!

Basking in the aftermath of the opened gifts!

Goofy girl!

So much fun with Daddy!

Football time!

Playing with boxes... best gift of all ;)

dress up!

 Home sweet home!