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Monday, November 23, 2009

I Am Worried



Ella seems a bit unlike herself lately. She has been waking up between 5 and 5:30 every morning, crying which isn't like her at all. I pick her up and soothe her and she will fall back to sleep.....for a few minutes and then cries out again. I end up having to put her in bed with me and then she will sleep until 8am. Then during the day, she isn't her usual independent, busy self. She is just sort of hanging around on the floor and wants to be held ALOT!! The thing is, that she has no signs of being sick. No fever, no runny nose, no cough....Nothing!! So of course, my mind immediately goes to her blood. Her last blood draw was okay but her Hemoglobin was somewhat low which hasn't been the norm like the low platelets have been. However, the doctor never said anything about it so I figured they weren't too worried. Then my mom mentioned that her gums had no color so I started thinking about the hemoglobin again. According to Zoey's mom Heather, low hemoglobin would account for the lack of energy, paleness and just plain ole "being off". So with a little nudging from Heather, I am going to do what has been in the back of my mind to do......get her blood drawn tomorrow. I can't pretend to ignore it and hope it will go away, it just needs to be done. So, please pray that it is just low hemoglobin and that there won't be any blasts in her blood. I know that it is a definite possibility because the hemoglobin is made in the bone marrow but hopefully it is just another one of Ella's blood anomalies.


Also, has anyone gone through the process of donating to Reece's Rainbow through the PayPal system? If you want to donate to a specific child, will it somewhere along the process in PayPal have a place for you to specify who you want the money to go to? Thanks!!




17 comments:

Heather said...

Okay,the first picture almost made me cry.Seriously cry Denise.She is just the sweetest most beautiful thing.You all will be the first thing I pray for when I crawl into bed.Seeing that sometimes I am so exhausted that I think I fall asleep before my list is complete!!I am old you know.Anyway,you have been on my mind and in my heart since we spoke and coming here and seeing Ella is just what I needed to see.We are here for you.Day or night.Anytime and I am thankful to say,we are literally only a little drive away.We love you.When you creep in to check on the little love tonight,please give her a kiss from me.

*And the blanket ... I even said to Heidi that I needed to get you to snatch up that blanket for Ella!You secret is safe with me

Heather said...

Oh and haven't donated directly to RR,only through specific families blogs and their chip-in/paypal things.But email Andrea if you don't get an answer from someone here.

Kele said...

OMG! I am with Heather, that is the most precious picture! I will be praying Denise, and will be checking in to hear results as I will be anxious until I hear!

Tina said...

That picture is truely one in a million, espcially with the heading saying I am worried! I have no words to describe her except for "perfect".
I know how worried you must be, Ella will be in my prayers, I hope with all my heart there is nothing to get alarmed about and as you said just another one of Ella's blood anomalies. BIG BIG BIG hugs to Ella and you stay strong my friend. I will be checking in to read good news from your side :)

Kim said...

Such a darling picture! You are doing the right thing and I pray that all goes well with the results. {Hugs}

stephanie said...

Sending armloads of prayers to you , friend!!!
Waiting impatiently for word back from you on Ella!
Get a frame for that top picture. she is exquisite!!!!
Please give miss Ella a huge hug and kiss from me!!! And one for you too!

my family said...

So, when I saw the first picture my heart melted it is absolutely adorable!!!I will be praying for everything to go well.......then I saw that sweet smile on such a pretty girl and it put a huge smile on my face, what a cutie you have!!!!

Heidi said...

That first picture of Ella is adorable! I am praying for you and sweet Ella.

Lacey said...

Praying everything goes ok. She does look awfully pale in that first pic. No color in her lips. It definitely could be low hemoglobin causing that. Let us know what happens.

Adrienne said...

She's just a love! So, so sweet. Praying for Ella and that it's just low hemoglobin and that all is fine. You've got a little sweetheart there!

Adam, Jaci, Grant and Grace said...

What a cutie! She is in our prayers. We hope everything turns out okay. We will be anxiously awaiting the results.

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

We are praying really hard that it's just a bug of some sort that she needs to work out of her system. PLEASE let us know when you hear anything.

Devon said...

Prayers and hugs to you all. Please keep us updated!!!

Mama Mason-Mann said...

Definitely go with your gut and if she doesn't seem right to you then you need to look into it. Positive thoughts and mojo coming your way.

Emily said...

I always say Mother's know best. Follow your heart on this one. I will keep her in my prayers. Love you guys!

Cathy said...

Sweet, sweet girl...I am praying for you, Miss Ella, and your family!!!

I mailed a check to Reece's Rainbow instead of using Paypal and just put the child's name on a note with the check.

Tim and Kelli said...

Sweet pictures of Ella! I hope the blood counts come back normal and it is just a fluke or maybe teeth.