Sunday, July 22, 2012

Little Successes

We like to celebrate Ellie's little successes every day and look for positive things. Ellie has been on a paralytic since her surgery and they finally took her off Friday. It had been a whole week since I had seen her move or open her eyes. A little while after they stopped the paralytic, we started seeing her toes wiggle. We were so excited. We kept tickling her feet and trying to get her to move. It was the best feeling in the world to see her wiggling again.

On Saturday she started opening her eyes again too. I was so excited. She is still very sedated and on morphine, so she seems quite out of it, but it does this momma good to see her little girl awake. She looks stronger to us everyday, but we know we still have a long road ahead.

Ellie is still intubated and wont be able to be moved or picked up for a couple more weeks. Right now they are planning for August 8th to put in a gastric feeding tube and to look at her repair to see if she is ready for another surgery.

We love our Miss Ellie so much and know Heavenly Father and angels are watching over her all the time. We have been blessed with so many little tender mercies. This little girl is teaching us so many lessons.


  1. Oh,I agree that Ellie is teaching us all so many things. She is a special little girl. You and Ismael are also special and are doing a great job taking care of her. I admire your strength and courage. I love you.

  2. I have tears in my eyes again! Look at those big beautiful eyes! I love you Ellie!



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