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Thursday, August 20, 2009

First Day Post Surgery




More answered prayers. We had a good night last night and so far today has been pretty peaceful. Ella slept well last night and I slept pretty well too on my super comfy chair/bed. :) She woke up a couple of times but was not too fussy. Today she has slept most of the day but had one good awake time where she actually sat up in my lap. She wasn't real happy but wasn't screaming either so that was good. She is not wanting to do much other than sleep at this point but has had several small awake times. No smiles yet so she's not her normal smiley self yet but that will come. She is off of the morphine and is on some oral pain medication and so far seems to be doing fine. We started feedings and as of now she has had one feeding of pedialyte and one of formula through her G-button. We'll be working the rest of the day and night to bump up the volume of her feedings to try to get back to our home routine. Please be praying that she continues to tolerate her feedings and will do well eating my mouth. At this point we haven't tried anything by mouth so pray that once we start she will eat well.

Other than that things are going fairly well. This afternoon Ella has been more awake and has been moving more so we'll see how the rest of the day goes. Maybe we'll get a little crazy and take Ella for a wagon ride down the hall. I know...watch out. Keep praying for a smooth recovery. We might be going home tomorrow, we'll just have to see how things go tonight and tomorrow. Thank you for your continued prayers and support, keep it up!



19 comments:

Jen said...

We are so proud of you Carders. Ella you are such a strong girl! We'll all be amazed at how she'll can bounce back from this.

Amy, I remember how painful day three was for Gracie. The nurse told me it takes that long for all the sleeping drugs to get out of the body and when she woke up on day 3, she was very different from day 2, when she actually played with toys. They managed the pain (I'm sure they were about to give me something as well) and Grace was much better. Two days later we went home with only Tylenol to give as needed. Amazing!

Thank you so much for the updates and know we are keeping you in mind, in heart and in our prayers.

Love you,

Jennifer

LYN said...

Little Ella is amazing. And so is her family....and most of all SO IS OUR GOD! Amen amen amen.

Elizabeth Miller said...

We love you and love her! Praise GOd for His goodness!!! Hang in there!!!

Kacy said...

Yea, Ella!! She's such a trooper (wonder where she gets it from???) Thanking God and praying for His continued blessings. Love you all!

Nancy Giurlanda said...

I am so thankful that Ella had a good day today!! God Bless her, she is absolutely beautiful just like her mommy and her big sister. Seeing pictures of that sweet little face just melts my heart, she has been so strong and has been through so much. I hope you all have another good night tonight and I will be praying for Ella to eat and to stay strong so you can all go home. Hugs and kisses to all of you, I love you very much.

Specks said...

Ella, are you not just the sweetest little one? Your precious face melts my heart and I am so thankful that your surgery is done and you will be home before you know it...praise God! We love you all so much.

Suzie said...

What a continued testimony to God's faithfulness. Thank you so much for sharing with everyone. The photos are priceless. What a precious family you are.

Procters said...

Praying for you daily! So very thankful for the good report today. Praying for a peaceful night and another great day tomorrow.
In His Grace,
Cherise (Money) Procter

brianchante said...

Oh, I am so happy for you guys. I have been praying for you. Thanks so much for keeping us updated.

Nicole said...

Praying for you guys! We are so glad little Ella is doing well. You will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

Chesley said...

The picture of you and Ella with your eyes closed is beautiful! I just want to reach in the picture and squeeze on both of you!
I am so glad Ella is doing so well and we will continue to pray for your precious family.

Kelly Vaughn said...

Love you all and so thankful for the testimony of HIS presence with you on this day...love love love...

Jamie Ridgell said...

Amy - So thankful to hear that Ella had a good day. God has really shown his amazing works through your whole family. We love you so much!

Alyssa said...

We have been following along with the blog.. and are so thankful for all the great news! You remain in our thoughts and prayers... so excited to hear how well everything has gone so far!

Sweets said...

God shows His faithfulness at every turn! You're on our hearts & in ourprayers constantly!

Anonymous said...

Your wonderful family brings a lump to my throat. I know you guys are so thankful for how Ella is doing. We are all loving you from near and far and are continuing in prayer.
Christiana

Anonymous said...

We are so grateful that things have gone well ... and will be in continuing prayer for you a full and speedy recovery for Ella and for continued mercy, grace and strength for the entire family.

John and Charlene Wallace

Leilanni said...

We think of you often and continue to pray for all of you - thanks for keeping us updated!

By the way, that picture of you holding Ella is absolutely gorgeous - if it's not already enlarged and framed then it should be :-)

Don Box said...

Thanks for sharing details of your journey. Your children are precious. They will one day be grateful for this journal and knowing of your faithfulness as you trusted God for answers along the way. May He cotinue to grant you strength and courage. love, Don