~Happy report today~
Ella is doing well! We are so thankful her cough is decreasing, it is still there, but lowering her dose of blood pressure meds has helped significantly. As the days pass her cough should continue to improve! When we lowered her dose of medication we had to start checking her blood pressure everyday to make sure that it stayed low enough. Praise the Lord it has been stable! Her nightmares seem to have dropped off too, I guess she could still be having them, but they aren't waking her up anymore every night. She is still vomiting some, but her appetite is a little better. She is drinking lots of water so that is good!
We are nervous as we wait for July 17th which is 6 weeks from surgery
and typically the highest risk for something to go wrong with her new circulation. It is also the
time frame it typically takes to rebuild her immune system from being on bypass.
We are just so very thankful for how well Ella is doing, of course we have had our setbacks and bumps in the road, but it seems that things are finally smoothing out a little! As of right now we plan to head back down to Dallas on the 28th for her next follow up, but I will be calling to them tomorrow just to touch base on how she is doing.
Please continue to pray that she doesn't get sick, that her cough completely goes away, that her vomiting stops, that her incision remains infection free, that she will begin to gain weight soon, and that we will have wisdom as we continue to learn and care for Ella and her new circulation!
We are so blessed that you all continue to life up our sweet sunshine in prayer as she heals!