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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Thursday Morning

I just got off the phone with Rick this morning and I have an update for all of you. Ella had a great night last night. This morning they have already started weening her off of the ventilator! He said the Dr. came by this morning and said he was "pleasantly surprised" at the size of the hole he had to cover with artificial skin. If you remember, it was a little bigger than quarter size the day of, and now it is about nickel size! So everyone is thrilled and you can praise the Lord this morning for more answered prayers on behalf of Ella Hope. They are now waiting for all the swelling to go down, and it is gradually going down already Rick said. He got to see her last night and she opened her eyes and looked at him for a long time as he talked to her. He also said she started to move a little bit. So he sounded very pleased this morning giving all praise to God for these good reports.

The one not-so-good report has to do with Amy. Her blood pressure remained high all through the night which is concerning. I don't know much more than that. So please pray that today will mark a day of healing for sweet Amy. She wants so badly to just be better so she can focus on little Ella, and it is frustrating to not be able to do anything about the blood pressure.

I'll keep you all posted throughout the day. Keep up your prayers because the Lord is answering them every minute.

I posted late last night about yesterday, so scroll down to "Wednesday" for that update.

Thank you all again for loving Rick and Amy and lifting them up to the Lord, it means the world to them and is providing their strength day to day.

9 comments:

kelly said...

Praising God that Ella is doing so awesome~ thank you Lord! Amy, I am praying for you specifically all day today and hoping that the BP comes down soon. We love you guys so much! Kelly & Travis

Kara Sheets said...

we are excited about the good reports, and we'll keep our prayers coming for amy's recovery & ella's strength!
thanks for the updates. It's nice to feel like we are there at this time when we can't be.

Jen said...

We love you all so much. Know you are constantly prayed for. Hey Ann, how about some more pictures!!

Jodi said...

Praying and praising right now! Thanks for the updates... sending lots of LOVE!

Julia said...

Praise the Lord! What a blessing to watch prayers being answered in this little life - we'll continue to pray for Ella & Amy. We love you guys!

Macy said...

What a blessing!! Thanks for the updates.

Ashley said...

Praying and praying and praying

Jennifer K said...

We continue to pray for healing. We love you!

Jamie Ridgell said...

We are so thankful for all the good reports on Ella and are praying for Amy's recovery. Thanks for keeping us all updated. We will continue praying for you all.We love you! Jamie and Joe Don