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Monday, November 1, 2010

Poor Ella!!!

Can you see it in her face? I think round 5 has finally gotten the best of my little Angel. This picture was taken on friday when we went down to the lobby for the hosptial Halloween party. She seemed okay then but shortly after this we were up in our room and a friend stopped by with her newborn baby. Whenever the baby would let out a little cry, Ella would bury her head in her arm. This isn't that unusual for her as she hates it when other kids cry or scream. But the next thing we knew, she had fallen asleep with her face buried. At the time I was quite amazed as she NEVER just falls asleep if there is anything going on. In fact, she rarely takes a nap at the hospital because someone is sitting in the room with her. But from that point on, she just slept or lay in her bed watching her videos. She wanted nothing to do with drinking her bottle and hasn't wanted a bottle since (this is Monday). The doctors and nurses don't seem the least bit worried as I guess this is pretty much the norm with most kids while they are getting chemo. We just aren't used to it. She is getting IV fluid so I guess they aren't worried about dehydration.

Today, she also had sort of an itchy rash on the back of her head. I guess it can show up with the chemo as well and they are just keeping an eye on it. They gave her some Benadryl to help with the itching. Her spirits have been pretty good and her energy levels aren't bad either but she still doesn't want to eat. She will (finally) be done with her chemo on Wed. at 5pm so I really hope that she will start to feel better by then. I know we have been so fortunate with just cruising through the chemo in the other rounds and this really isn't very bad but she just isn't the Ella that we are used to :(

22 comments:

ch said...

No, no, no! I don't like to hear this. Not one little bit. Poor punkin deserves to drag a bit, but we're hoping her trademark spunk returns soon.

Sweet, sweet, biscuit.

Sweet Pea's Mommy said...

I no! I hope Ella starts to feel better soon and she goes back to her old cheery self quickly! Poor Ella is right!

Kristin said...

Oh, this breaks my heart. Praying she feels better soon.

Patti said...

Oh I am sorry!! We will pray for the sweet little Ella!

Karol said...

Her sad face makes my heart hurt. Praying for Ella and mommy too.

stephanie said...

OH Miss Ella I don't like your sad face!! makes my heart hurt!!!

You are such a brave little warrior!! it's almost over Dumpling!

Denise I'm sending prayers and hugs for Miss E. God takes care of the prayers but you just have to give her the hugs!!!

wish i could deliver it myself!

Adam, Jaci, Grant and Grace said...

Poor Ella! Hopefully, she gets feeling a little better soon. Good luck!

Cathy said...

Poor little angel! I will say extra prayers for you, little one. Hugs and kisses from Lily and me!

Krista said...

That always makes it harder. So sorry, sending prayers your way.

my family said...

Oh no sweet little Ella, I am so sad to hear this. I hope it is short lived, we dont like to Ella like this :( Praying she is feeling back to her happy self quickly
{{hugs}}

Lori said...

Oh Sweet Ella -- I am so sorry to hear you are not feeling well. Many prayers for rest and comfort coming your way.

BTW - I love the post with the Halloween pics -- Great costumes! and Great pics!! =)

Jeana said...

Praying that our sweet little Ella is feeling well SOON and back to her little self.

Lacey said...

Oh my poor baby girl! I just want to cuddle her. I know she has done so well, but it still sucks to see her not feeling good. Get better soon!!

The VW's said...

Poor sweet girl! Praying she is back to herself very soon! Big Hugs!

Rochelle said...

Bummer sweet Ella. Praying you bounce back quickly and are back to your smiling self in no time. Hugs to you buddy!

Bulldogma said...

Poor little thing... and yet she is still so cute in her costume!

Kelli said...

Feel better Ella! The girls all looked great in their Halloween costumes.

Michelle said...

Oh sweet friends - Happpy Halloween. Sweet Ella has been more then the bravest warrior and beautiful trooper through all of this. She is strong and so sweet. Hope she feels better by Wednesday and you know we love and miss you!!

Kacey Bode said...

Oh no poor baby : ( I really hope she gets to feeling better very soon! She looks SO cute in her costume!!!

Kim said...

Poor Ella :-(
I hope she gets feeling better soon. She is one tough cookie. Love her outfit!

Kele@ said...

Ugh, I hate hearing that Miss Ella is having a tough time this round. Your right, I think we have all been so used to her skipping her way thru all of this, what a bummer that she is having a harder time than usual!
She is still the cutest witchy pooh ever!

Shawndi84 said...

Oh, what an adorable little witch!! I see you live in Southern California, we are in San Diego!

Ella is in our prayers. I will definitely be checking back to see how she is doing!

-Shawndi