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Friday, August 27, 2010

Hospital Fun



So I was home for the last four days and was anxious to get back to the hospital to see Ella. I anticipated a big smile when I walked in the room, which I got, but it didn't begin to compare to look of excitement she had on her face when she saw her "friend poster" that I was finally able to bring in. Seriously she made the biggest "O" face and I am pretty sure she was jumping up and down in her bed. She loves looking at the pictures of all of her blog friends. While we were in between rounds, I got smart and had the poster board laminated so I could hang it down low so she could touch the pictures all she wants. I have a bunch more pictures that were hanging on the wall around the poster board last round that I am in the process of placing on a second poster board along with all of the new ones we have received. So soon she will have two of them to look at.


Here, I am not sure if she is kissing Addy or Max :)



OT wants us to give her some pureed food twice a day so here she is working with some applesauce. The stroller with the bear was sitting nearby so she pulled it up close and was feeding the bear too. It was so sweet!



Here she is taking a little bite



Maybe it's not so bad...either that or it is sour!!



We hade to take a ride down to xray because the PT asked the Dr. if we could get an xray of her hips and legs as she turns one leg out a little when she crawls and maybe a little when she walks. It is definitely easier to get things done while inpatient.



Since her ANC is over 500, she was able to go down the rehab center to do her PT. There are a lot more fun things to do down there that you can't do in our room.



Trying to climb up the slide



The little Princess requires two people to tend to her needs (putting her shoes and braces on...which we also received while inpatient)



Tea party anyone???



So many veggies to choose from.....



Playing with stickers on the mirror while practicing standing



Trying to walk on the treadmill



Maybe it is okay.....



NOPE....don't like it!!



"I am DONE!!!" See...Ella isn't ALWAYS smiling and happy.



Practicing walking on the stairs.



So, as you can see, today has been a funfilled day (for being in the hospital, I guess). Her ANC only dropped a few points since Wednesday....870 but her Hb has dropped down to 8.9 so we will probably be getting a RBC transfusion in the next day or so.

23 comments:

Marianne said...

Goodness she's precious! I hope to be able to see you both next week even if only for a few minutes!

Runningmama said...

Hey there...love these pictures! I still need to send you a picture of Emily for your second poster...email me your address and I'll send it!

Rochelle said...

So glad she has so much to do while in the hospital. She looks happy and entertained (all except that dreaded treadmill).

Deanna said...

praying for you guys! would ella want a picture of addison? where would i send it?

Heidi said...

Wow - it looks like Ella had a busy fun-filled day! She is doing great - she is always in my prayers!!

To Love Endlessly said...

great idea to laminate the picture board. We have a picture board of family since we're military and never see anyone. I need to get it laminated ASAP. :-)

I just asked our PT about the leg turning in on M. She said it's a function of her low tone. When she's practicing standing, make sure both her feet are pointing forward. Low tone kids tend to turn their legs in/out to compensate to distribute weight.

AND, what do you think of that pink little stroller? Is it sturdy enough for Ella to pull herself up and walk with it? I have a cheapo stroller that Marissa can walk with but she needs assistance and she can pull to stand on it because it's too light. Just looking at other options. :-)

Kristin said...

At least she's keeping busy! (and I think she was giving Max kisses - hehe)

mandd3 said...

Can I just say that I make that same face anytime I get on a treadmill too!
It is nice to be able to get stuff done so quick while inpatient.
Hope her numbers bounce down a little quicker for you guys, wouldn't want her getting too comfortable there.

Amy L said...

Bless her heart!:)

G-Zell said...

She is so adorable! I love the grin she has so darn cute!

Jeana said...

I just want to squeeze your little girl! So is so cute. I don't blame her, I'm not usually happy and smiling either after a workout on the treadmill :)

Tina said...

Oh my God that girl of yours is so cute, so full of different expressions, just look at Miss busy body she is well entertained there in the hospital, although part of it is actually work for her but it's still better than being stuck in her room. It's great that you get so many inpatient facilities including the braces!!

The laminated poster is a great idea, especially now that Ella can have her hands all over it as much as she likes.

I hope everything goes as per planned, I mean with the counts dropping and the rest of the treatment which I understand very little of but what i will be praying for and hoping with all my heart is that Ella gets better and back home at the very earliest.

Those are some very precious pictures you have there, well what do you expect with such a precious little girl! Take care of yourself and of her. Waiting for good news.

Kelli said...

I love Ella updates...looks like you had a fun day (despite being in the hospital!). Sending hugs your way!

Rachel said...

I bet she slept great that day! She continues to look great! Enjoy all that good help while it is just a moment away!

Cammie Heflin said...

Oh she looks so good!!! I'm sure she is kissing both of her good friends!!! I am sending a package out to you guys today, took me long enough huh?? First two weeks of school have kicked my butt so I'm running behind!! Hugs to you guys, Ella looks so precious!!!

The VW's said...

Ella is ADORABLE!!!!! She just makes me smile! Love, Hugs and Prayers!!!

Lori said...

I always love pictures of Sweet Ella. The pic of her getting her orthotics on looks a lot like Anna =)

It sounds like things are going well -- praying that this round can pass quickly.

heidi marie said...

who knew there was so many things to do in a hospital. looks like ella is getting the best of care and staying busy.

her smile brightens my day, everyday! continued prayers and love sent your way.

Bulldogma said...

OK - I LOVE the feeding-the-bear picture! TOO stinkin' cute for words! What a wonderful little trooper she is!

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

phew - what a busy day. loved her look on her face on the treadmill :)

Emily said...

She keeps quite busy there. Bless her heart!

Mama Mason-Mann said...

Awesome post! Thanks for all the pics and updates! It's great to be able to share in her/your journey. HUGS.

EL said...

I love all your pictures! She looks so good! I need to learn what all those numbers mean.. Praying for Ella..