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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Uugghh!!! And Thank You!



First of all, thank you so much to everyone who donated money towards little Sophia's family to help cover the initial costs of her adoption. We were able to raise over $350.00 which is wonderful but is just a small dent in the $2000 that they still need to cover home study costs. So, if there is anyone who would still like to donate money for initial costs, please go to Megan's blog at A Journey of the Heart and you can use her chipin button. I know this is a tough time choose who to donate to with so many great causes out there but I so appreciate those that chose to help Sophia. Megan is really going on faith that God will provide the money necessary for her to complete the adoption and I know that God is using us to help her. We will be doing the drawing for the Reeces Rainbow quilt today or tomorrow and I will announce the winner shortly after.



Now, for an Ella update. Ella has been fighting a cold since we first started this round. It seemed like it had gone away this past week but then it seems to have come back with vengeance the last few days. They have determined that she has something called the Adenovirus which can cause respiratory problems. Her chest xray looks fine and her lungs sound good so far so they are just keeping a close eye on her and doing breathing treatments a couple times a day. Because of this, we are basically in isolation now so we can't leave the room which is a bummer.



She has also had some abdominal tenderness the past few days. Whenever we would pick her up, she would whine and pull her legs up towards her chest. Today her G-tube site looked kind of red and swollen. I am thinking that this could be the cause of her pain. They took her down to do an ultrasound of the area to make sure there there isn't an abscess so hopefully we will get those results later tonight. So, although we aren't dealing with super serious things at this point, we aren't quite sailing through this round like we hoped to. I guess the good news is that we would be in the hospital right now anyway waiting on her counts so she is in good hands and we aren't being delayed at this point. Speaking of her counts, they are almost down to zero, hopefully we will hit it in the next day or two and then wait for them to start coming back up. We are still very hopeful that we will make it home in time for Christmas. But we would sure appreciate continued prayers for none of these little things to turn more serious and keep us here any longer than necessary.

Here is Ella being wheeled down to get her ultrasound.


Here is Emma getting her Honor Roll recognition



These are a few attempts at getting a

Christmas picture of Ella. It was the first

day she was free from her IV lines last week

and she wouldn't stop moving for anything!!











18 comments:

Sweet Pea's Mommy said...

Lots & lots of prayers coming Ella's way! I hope that she recovers super quick from all the small ailments and her counts skyrocket so that you guys are all home for Christmas! I know that being locked in a room is not how Ella wants to spend her holidays!

Thinking of you both!

Tina said...

Sending loads of love and prayers for Ella. I hope things settle down with her tummy as well as that cold she seems to be fighting. She has done so well so far, lets get this round over and done with just as smoothly so that you guys can be home for Christmas. Keeping Ella in my thoughts and sending loads of positive energy. Hugs to you my friend.

The Sanchez Family said...

oh those pics of her in the bed....breaking my heart....precious beautiful girl....thinking of you all!

Zoey's mom said...

Sending love and prayers to you and our little warrior friend.Was hoping the day got better after we talked but from the looks of the picture on the way to her ultrasound,I guess not.:(

Praying for a better day tomorrow.

stephanie said...

No bad news please!! Next post hopefully some positive updates.
Praying for you Miss Ella.


Woke up with you on my mind,Ella, so I'm sending a special kiss to be planted on those sweet cheeks by your mama!!!

Runningmama said...

Oh I am so sorry to hear that you are in isolation...not good in combo with an active 2 year old and a momma that is probably really tired of being in the hospital. Praying all of this resolves quickly and you are all home for Christmas!

Cammie Heflin said...

She looks absolutely darling. I hope she feels better very soon!

Lacey said...

Ugh, makes me more glad this is the final round, lets get this done! Adnovirus luckily is usually not to bad, so hopefully she'll feel better soon. Come on baby, your almost done!

Lori said...

Lots of prayers for Sweet Ella!
Have I mentioned that I love her red mary janes? =)

a narretto said...

Prayers prayers and more prayers for miss e. Such darling pictures of her. I never get tired of that sweet face

Wren said...

Poor Ella! Feel better sweet girl! Lots of love and prayers headed your way!

Kristin said...

Prayers. Congrats Emma. That picture made me get all teary. Sometimes we forget what siblings of our warriors go through just tryig to keep a 'normal' life going on the side while mom's and dad's are dividing time between home and hospital. Nice job!!

Melissa M said...

Praying for you! I hope that she is feeling better soon! I'm still sure you will be home for Christmas!

The VW's said...

What a cutie! Praying that she is feeling better soon and that you will all be home for Christmas! Love, Hugs and Prayers!!!

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Sweet Ella, I hope your cold goes away soon. Hopefully the ultrasound shows nothing serious in your tummy and you are feeling better today. Praying that you are home for Christmas!

Rochelle said...

Covering you guys in prayer! We so want to see her well and home for Christmas!
Congrats to Emma too!

Anonymous said...

Praying for you and your beautiful family. She could not be more gorgeous.

ch said...

Hang in there, sweet Peanut. I know that LC had a hernia that developed immediately following her G-tube surgery. This is, apparently, fairly common in kiddos who have Down syndrome, due to lower muscle tone in the abdominal wall...any chance that is causing the ouch factor?
Praying, praying for each and all of you...And LOVING that Sassy Santa hat...xoxoxo