Thursday, November 18, 2010
Ups & Downs
This is just so hard. When things improve, it is so uplifting. But when Ella has a struggle, it is crushing. That's been the story of yesterday to today. We seemed to have a lot of wonderful news yesterday afternoon when speaking with one of the doctors. Ella had some significant improvement in her kidney function which would suggest better blood profusion. Even her echogram showed more minor improvement in heart function and the doctor spoke about how she seems to be steadily (but slowly) progressing, which is obviously much better than slowly deteriorating.
But then last night during our visit, Ella had a couple of episodes where here oxygen levels dropped & she appeared to be in pain. Those began getting more frequent overnight & an X-ray this morning showed that her heart appears to have gotten a bit larger, which has in turn constricted some of her lung space. It is just so hard to hear this type of news after being so optimistic a few hours earlier. Our hope & prayer is that this is just one of those downward swings on an otherwise upward trend. Please join us by remaining steadfast in prayer & hope that God, out of His great love & compassion, will continue to work miracles in our little Ella.
Thanks for celebrating Ella's one week birthday with us yesterday! (and special thanks to our friend Mackenzie for making this wonderful cake)