Ella Brooke is BLOOMING...and Carter is too!

Thank you so much for your continued prayers and support! Trust in the Lord...

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Ella updates as of 1-13-10

Look at how much Red-ish hair Miss Ella has! Her white eye mask is to protect her eyes from the light, as she is being treated for Jaundice.

Ella received a PIC line so that she does not have to be "stuck" so often. Her heart murmur did not close with the first round (3 treatments) of antibiotics. The second round was started Tuesday. If this round does not work, we may be looking at a surgery this Friday morning to correct it. We will keep you posted and thank you for your prayers!!!

Yesterday (Tuesday, 1-12-10) Ella was on her nasal cannula and she kept pulling it out quite often. She also had a few "B's" ( when she has to remind herself to breathe) that did require mild stimulation (a tap) to get her to breathe. Because of these two, so was placed on a Nasal C Pap at about 1am today, Wednesday. This is like a straw applying gentle pressure to help her breathe. Since inserting this. she has only had 1 "B". She will have a head ultrasound on Monday. This will be repeated at 1 month of age and before discharge. Please pray that everything comes out fine with her scan.

Dr. Anderson is her amazing NICU doctor and we really like him. He continues to say that all of this is typical for a 27 week old and that none of it surprises him. He is not worried, because they can treat/help fix all of her needs. This is reassuring for us.

I tried to get up yesterday morning, get cleaned up and head to the hospital. I got cleaned up, and then became exhausted and had to go back to bed. I was happy to see Ella in the evening with Ryan. I think I need to rest, knowing Ella is in good hands and God is watching over her.


  1. We are praying that God will strengthen Ella so that she can come home with you soon. Thinking about you guys often. Love you! Shannon

  2. Hi, Megan!
    Looking at these pictures reminds me of my two miracles born early. Myles has lots of Brady cardias, and he is proof that God is good. Myles is perfect in every way, as well as, Max. Max was bigger and never had the problems Myles had. Myles was in the NICU for 3 weeks, and I decided that it was very important for me to take care of myself and trust the doctors and nurses. I visited only one time a day. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. It should have said Myles had lots of Brady cardias. He did not have any for 5 days before he could leave the hospital.