Sunday, September 7, 2008

Sunday--One week old!

Ella Hope is one week old at 7:30 p.m. What a week it has been! Praise God for a successful surgery and for the many answered prayers this week. Amy said when she and Rick went in this morning the nurses had given Ella a sedative a little before they got there and so she was sleeping. As soon as she heard them talking she opened her eyes and looked at them the whole time they were there. She also just held on to Amy's finger as they talked. She sure loves her Mommy and Daddy. What great parents they are! They are prepping her to take her off the ventilator sometime soon, tonight or tomorrow, and they moved her into another NICU room. So Ella has had a good day today.

Please pray this evening. As I type this Amy is being released from the hospital. This means her BP is stable and has stayed down enough for her to go home, so that is a praise. However, tonight should be tough for them. So please pray for the "new normal" they are beginning this week. Hopefully Ella will be home in one month, which seems so long right now.

Prayer requests:
Amy--that she will continue to rest at home and take it easy. She will be on the BP medicine for at least the next six weeks. And for her emotionally as she adjusts to life back at home and the daily visits to Ella.

Ella--that she will continue to take steps forward as this is a big week for her with the plans to take her off the ventilator and for her to possibly start her feedings sometime this week.

Rick and Eva--as they care for Amy and Ella. They are the best encouragers right now!

I'll keep you posted. Thank you again for all of your prayers every day. It is carrying them through every minute.


Ashley said...

YAY for one week and that Amy is BP is regulating. Praying for you, Sweet Carder family

Jamie Ridgell said...

Happy 1 Week Ella! Amy - I'm so happy you are well enough to go home, but will be praying for you as you continue to recover and make trips to see your sweet angel. Love you! Jamie

Katherine said...

Sweet Rick and Amy,
You are constantly on our hearts and minds. When I saw that you enjoy reading the comments, I decided this was one way to show our love right now. We are lifting all four of you before the throne, most especially Amy tonight that your bp would stay down. Yeah for Ella Hope - what a perfect name for this child of God's. Much love and prayer, Scott and Katherine

Chesley said...

Happy One week to Ella!
Oh sweet Amy I am praying for you as you go home this evening. I am so glad that Ella has been on the up and up. That has got to give you huge peace about going home even though it will still be so hard.
I can't wait to get to come visit and love on sweet Ella. If you need me for ANY reason to help please call me. I am very much in debt to you and Rick! We continue to pray for your recovery. Love you so much!


mindy said...

Happy one week, sweetie Ella! Amy, so many have been praying for you and we are praising God that you are well enough to go home. As you continue to recover, take extra good care of yourself so that you will be ready for the homecoming you so anxiously are waiting for! The time will go fast and before you know it, you'll all be together! I'm here if you need me!

Jodi said...

What a blessed week! So glad both Amy and Ella are doing so well.... it is an honor to follow you guys through this journey and witness God's Hand in it all!! Thank you for giving us the privilege of praying for you!

Nancy Giurlanda said...

I am so glad to hear that you are well enough to go home, as hard as it is please try to relax and take care of yourself, even though you are going home sweet little Ella knows that you are there. My heart goes out to you and I am sending all of my love and strength to you. One week has already passed....Happy One Week Ella !! the next few will go just as quick and sweet Ella will be home in your arms before you know it. Big hugs and kisses to you, Rick and Eva (and Ann, Brynn, Meg and Derran !!) I love you all.

DCVol said...

What a blessing that Ella is doing so well......there is nothing like feeling that little hand wrapped around your finger :). We love you guys so much and are praying for you now that you are thankful that your BP is doing better. Hugs, Kelly

daughteroftheking said...

Such wonderful news that you were able to come home Amy. We've been praying for you. We are going to continue to pray for little Ella Hope!

ABL said...

Happy one week, Miss Ella! We can't wait to meet you. We've been following your story, praying for you and your Mommy, and celebrating each milestone with you.

R&A- We were out of town when Ella was born, but were so glad to get such great news about how well she is doing. We're praying that Amy's bp stays down. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help as you make trips back and forth to see her.

Ricky and Allison

LYN said...

Awesome...our GOD! Praise him. LYN

Abbie said...

I hope and pray that this scripture will bring you and Rick encouragement tonight. You have been in my thoughts and prayers. May you feel his peace that passes understanding.

Psalm 33:20 Amy, Rick, Eva and Ella wait in hope for the Lord; he is their help and their shield. In him their hearts rejoice, for they trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love rest upon Amy, Rick, Eva and Ella, O Lord, even as they put their hope in you.

Giggi said...

What a priviledge to pray for you, along with so many who love you! Such a blessing to watch God take care of you. We're praying for you as you go through this transition, that your healings will be fast, and you'll all be home together soon! Love you sweet Carders, the Pinson's

Shelly said...

Just wanted you to know you were on my mind this morning and I'm praying for a GREAT day for all of you! Love you!!

Amy Robinson said...

I am so happy to hear Ella is doing well. We have been praying for you and your family and will continue to do so. Ella looks beautiful and you all look amazing. We will continue to pray for God's healing for little Ella and she is very blessed to have such wonderful and caring parents as you and Rick. If you need anything please don't hesitate to let me know. Hang in there and I know she will continue to get stronger everyday. Love ya,Amy Robinson