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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Friends, Feeding Therapy and a Bath!!

Yesterday was a busy day!!! Ella had her first real bath in her very own hospital bath tub. Then we got another visit from Peanut's Mom and this time Peanut got to join her. They were there for a doctor appointment and I asked the nurse if we would be able to meet them out in the family room on the oncology floor as I didn't want to take Ella down to the lobby (germs) and kids (besides siblings) aren't allowed in our room. The nurses agreed to allow us to meet them there and it was great to finally meet Peanut. Both of the girls were kind of tired and not having too much fun, but us mommies had a great visit. While we were visiting, my friend Deanna (mom of my other daughters' friends) came for a visit and brought me a yummy sandwich from my favorite sub place. Then it was on to Ella's first feeding therapy in the hospital. I can't believe how much easier it is to get the services in here!! Much easier than in the "outside" world. Anyway, Ella seemed to love her therapist and had fun with it. We will see if we get anywhere.

Ella is still feeling great!! Tomorrow she will have another bone marrow biopsy done to see if there is any progession on the leukemia cell battle. Her blood counts are steadily going down but I don't think they anticipate we will hit bottom for another week or so. Then I guess we wait for them to come up enough to make a trip home. Hopefully sooner than later!!!

****I also had a wonderful visit with Sweet Pea's mom but have no pictures to post. Hopefully next time around :) Little Sweet Pea shares the same birthday with Ella as well as the same extra chromosome. She is just one year younger. We can't wait to meet her when Ella is out of the hospital.

Ella and Peanut

Ella with my friend Deanna and her new books

Hmm....what's up with this new chair and spoon???


Looks interesting!!


Very intently listening about what to do with a Cheetoh


First "real" hospital bath. The plastic is actually Press
and Seal that is used to cover her broviac line.


19 comments:

Jennie said...

The feeding pics are so incredibly cute!
Denise, you have quite the little darling on your hands. I've been praying for her (and you). I'm sorry for the journey you have to be on, but I'm thankful for Ella that she has you to walk this road with her.
Blessings to you!
And tell Ella "hi" from a future suitor, Micah. :-)

Rachel said...

So glad that she is feeling good and getting such good care. Continued prayers from Texas.

Rochelle said...

Oh my goodness those feeding pics and the bathtub pic are ADORABLE! I could just eat her up she is so yummy! Glad she is feeling good. Keep those germies away from her!!

hugs,

Bulldogma said...

Yay! Cheeto therapy! As usual, the pics of darling little Ella are beautiful! Take care of yourself and kiss sweet Ella for me!

Kristin said...

MMM cheetos. Did she eat it?

Heather said...

Sending you love as always.So incredible to see the love that you are surrounded by.I know for us,it made all the difference in the world.Especially on those days when I felt so exhausted, that I was asleep before my head hit the pillow and had not a second to pray ... I knew I had countless others doing it for me!

Can't wait for our next visit.

Tina said...

So happy to see her looking so well. I am sure all these visits from friends must be keeping your spirits up as well, so wonderful to see such support and such love. Hope you can feels ours from far away.

Prayers continue for our sweet little Ella. I do so love all the adorable pictures of her. Continue to keep us updated. hugs xxx

Monica Crumley said...

Oh she is so precious!!! She remains in our prayers. I, too, am glad to see she's doing well! Yay, Ella!

my family said...

she looks like she is doing well....love the eating picts

Lacey said...

Less than two weeks now! Wahoo! I love her face in the tub, its like whoa, a bath feels great!

Anne and Whitney: Up, Down and All Around said...

looks like little ella is doing so well! i am glad they have stuff to go over her line so she can have a "real bath"!!! also happy you are getting some feeding therapy while in the hospital - i hope all goes well with that!!! :) thinking about you guys all of the time!

Melissa M said...

Who knew press and seal worked in the bath... :)

I love the pictures from the feeding therapy and hope you are hanging in there!

Lori said...

She is looking good. It is encouraging to see some of those killer facial expressions that I love =)
Hope the Cheetoh therapy works =) You could go over to Pudge and Zip and see what Zip has been eating =)
Anyway - thanks for the update. You guys are constantly on my mind; and therefore - in my prayers.

PS - there are a couple of things in the mail to Ella.

Cammie Heflin said...

She looks fabulous!!!

To Love Endlessly said...

Super cute photos! I love the last one of her in the tub. :-) She's just cute, cute, cute and probably LOVED that bath. And that look on her face in the new high chair & spoon is adorable.

Cathy said...

Sweet Ella...you are so cute!!1 Love the pictures. And you know what...not only do your mommy and I dress you and Lily in a lot of the same outfits, you and Lily also have the same stroller. I think we would all get along great! I sure wish you didn't live so far away so that we could come for a visit. For now, we will continue to pray for you, pretty girl!

The Lehnick Family said...

Sweet Ella! You are just precious! So happy to see her liking the therapies in the hospital...such a big girl! I am sending our pics off tomorrow! Love you guys!

Emily said...

She is so darn cute and is always in our every prayer! Loads of Love to you all!

Kim said...

She is absolutely adorable!! So glad you are getting wonderful services too! Saying lots of prayers!