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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Signing In The Sink


Of course we couldn't quite sail through this round as easily as last round. This morning, Ella's blood pressure was running low a few times in a row. She hasn't had any fevers but apparently the low blood pressure CAN be a sign of an infection in her blood. So they are being proactive and have given her some extra fluids and started some antibiotics. Her blood pressure has normalized since getting the fluid but now we wait a 24 to 48 hours to make sure that nothing grows in the blood cultures that they took this morning. We have been through the same thing in rounds 1 and 2 due to fevers and nothing materialized so I am praying that this will be the same. The good news is that she is feeling 100% fine and acting her usual self. The bummer is that we are now hooked up to an IV again which as you can imagine, sucks with a toddler!! This video was taken in her new favorite place to be (besides the hospital hallways), the sink in our room. I think she just likes looking at her self in the mirror. Hope you enjoy the video!


22 comments:

Melissa M said...

I'm not sure if she's wearing tights or babylegs, but they are so adorable!! Hope the funky BP is nothing at all. :)

Zoey's mom said...

What???You left this little diddy out when you texted me this afternoon!!Hoping it doesn't hold up going home.


*Can't see the video :( I'll check back tomorrow.

Rochelle said...

Sorry you are still in the hospital. That video was precious. Love how clearly she is saying those words! Go Ella!
Praying you are out of there soon.

summer said...

Oh my!!! Ella is just so stinkin sweet - I just love watching her!!! Praying for a negative blood culture and Praying you go home soon!!!

Kelly said...

I'm sure this is just a 'minor' set back. Ella is looking good and full of spirit. I'm sure she will bounce right back and you will all be HOME soon!

I am so happy to see Miss Ella in action=) Look at those signs and how clear she is speaking!! Ella, you are simply AMAZING!! I cannot wait to show this video to Landon when I get home!! He is going to LOVE it=)

Continued prayers my friend!!!

Megan said...

Continued positive thoughts and prayers for you and Ella. She is a trooper. I agress with everyone else she is to stinking cute. Always makes my day to see her smile. Hoping for a speedy return home.

Lori said...

Love the videos!! Pictures are great - but videos take it to the next level!

Ella - you are a doll! I love your signing and talking! My gosh - I am envious of her speech as Anna refuses to use words.

Praying that Miss Ella stays infection free and that you get to go home soon!!!

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

She is adorable as always! :) I hope the antibiotics do the trick and her blood pressure is back to normal. I really hope you guys get out of there soon!

Marianne said...

She is so cute!! I can't wait for her and Darya to meet...hopefully in a couple of months :-)

Erin said...

I just found your blog and have been trying to catch up on all that is going on. Your Ella is such a sweetheart! Praying for Ella and you and your family.

Kelli said...

Poor girl! She sure doesn't look like a girl who just had chemo. Love the outfit. She is such a doll.

my family said...

always in our prayers. Hope you all get out soon and everything goes smoothly. she looks entirely too cute to be in a hospital. Great talking Miss E!! Love how she says apple PERFECT!!

Jasmine said...

She's beautiful. I loved the video. I'm praying....

Jasmine
Windmills and Tulips

Tausha said...

Ella, you are to cute for words!!!

Kristin said...

OH the way she says 'apple' is too cute for words!

Tina said...

Wow that was fantastic, I can't believe how wonderfully she is expressing herself and just how adorable she is. Wow Ella you are one amazing little girl in every way possible. Sorry to read about the BP, hope it's nothing to worry about, but the fact that she acting her usual self must be a good sign.

Ella sending you many many big big hugs and will always be praying for you. Stay well and stay strong. Everything is going to be fine.

Dawn said...

Oh I could just eat her up. my gosh she is a doll. and so good with her signs.

EL said...

Oh sweet Ella.. we need to see her again! And you... we'll be praying that there is no infection. She's such a little trooper, that girl. She's so adorable..

EL said...

Oh sweet Ella.. we need to see her again! And you... we'll be praying that there is no infection. She's such a little trooper, that girl. She's so adorable..

ABandCsMom said...

Isn't it great that she goes through chemo so happy? She's the girl of many silly faces!

To Love Endlessly said...

praying she's off the IV soon and can wander a little more freely. LOVE this video. M loves sitting on the sink and checking herself out. Too cute! Ella is really good with her signs and talking...way impressive. :-)

Cindy said...

Love the video- SO precious!!! Will keep you and your family in thoughts and prayers!!