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Monday, November 3, 2008

Ella's Surgery Postponed

Plans have changed a bit since the last time we posted. Something that hasn’t changed is Ella’s eating habits. As of today, Ella is still having trouble feeding. Therefore, we have decided it would be best for her and us if she has the G-button surgery. As much as we hate for her to have an additional surgery it is a step in getting her home soon and we can continue working on her feedings from our home field – possibly a little home field advantage will help. However, all of the Carders have been sick all weekend. We only got to go up to the hospital a couple of times all weekend. We went to the doctor today and we both (Eva seems to be getting over it) have a viral infection. We are on medicine to get us back on our feet but have been ordered not to go up to the hospital until our symptoms are gone. We really hate not getting to go up and hold sweet Ella but know it is best for her if we stay at home. In addition to not getting to go up there, we have decided to postpone her surgery. Because we would not be able to be at the hospital during the surgery or after, we did not want to go ahead with it. More than likely, the surgery will be later in the week or early next week. We’ll keep you posted as things are decided.

In the meantime, you can be praying for me and Rick to get better quickly. Also, we have some more time for her to start feeding well – so keep praying this week for her feedings to improve.

That’s all we have for now. Thanks for all your support and prayers.

10 comments:

Bell Family said...

I hope you guys feel better soon! We are praying! love, kim bell

Ann Reese said...

I hate that yall are sick, I know it is an added hardship to an already difficult situation--we will be praying for Ella, for you two to get well, and for sweet Eva to get over that quickly. We love yall and hurt with you as you walk this road. God bless you with quick healing and peace beyond measure.

Shelly said...

Oh no!! I'm so sorry you guys have been sick! : ( Praying that this week that precious girl has a significant change in eating habits! Love you guys!

Shanta said...

Amy, Rick, Eva, and Ella,

We are continuing to pray and think of you often. I can't believe it's already been 2 months. I hope you guys feel better soon so you can get up to the hospital and hold Baby! I LOVED Eva's pizza costume.. one of the best I've seen! You guys are troopers and we just crave the updates. Keep them coming and know that we are lifting your entire family up to the Father. Here's HUGS from the east side...

Hayley said...

Praying for your sweet family.

-Hayley (Jennings) Eoff

Courtney said...

Praying hard that there is a big change this week! Also for rest and healing for all of you. Love you!

Brooks Inc. said...

Joining with everyone else that there is big change in eating habits this week for precious Ella! We hope you guys feel better soon!

We think of you and pray for you so often!

Becky

Julia said...

So sorry you guys have been sick - that's miserable! We'll add your health to our prayers for your sweet family. You're constantly on our hearts & in our prayers. Love ya!

Anonymous said...

Thinking and praying for you all. Love you so much!
Christiana

Chad and Jennifer said...

Julie sent me to your blog after I told her how I cried like a baby when I saw the cardboard testimonies clip on the RHCC website (that was the weekend of her wedding). Looking back on all the blogs, it's amazing how she has grown. I'm sure it's hard to see that when you see her everyday. She is in our thoughts and prayers. Jennifer (also known as "Julie's sister")