Hope you all had a wonderful Resurrection Day.........ours was so special. Tucking it in my heart. Jesus became even more real to me. He really does love the world........a lot.
Thank you for all who wrote..........blessed me...........you are all so kind. I appreciate it.
Got a note from Hannah and Mark........Ellianna's parents and a baby picture. Thought you would enjoy seeing who you have been praying for and how good she is looking. I will also put in the letter from Hannah.
Thank you Father for answered prayer.
We haven't had any significant updates recently, so here is a little about where we are...
Ellianna is 4lbs 13oz now. She has been steadily gaining. Starting to outgrow those preemie outfits:)
She had been at kind of a standstill with feeding, but Saturday morning she decided she was moving on. She pulled out her own feeding tube! The nurses decided to see how long she could take bottles before she needed a tube put back in.... it never happened because she has been gulping away on her own ever since! I am still pumping religiously and hoping she will be able to nurse soon.
Her blood has been looking good since her last transfusion. We hope her body will kick into gear to produce blood cells on its own before the levels have time to drop. I am finally far enough out from surgery to see if I can donate blood for her just in case she needs it.
She has quite a bump on her head where fluid is collecting from the shunt, but it makes a handy place to stick a little bow:) Her head ultrasound this morning showed she may need revision or replacement of the shunt soon. We will wait to hear what her neurosurgeon has to say.
She has a head MRI, echocardiogram of her heart, and eye check all scheduled this week. If all of those things look good, she will be very close to home.
We had a nice family visit with her on Easter and I attached some of the pictures.
Thank you for your many prayers.
Keep praying please.........the Father has heard you. You are so sweet to think of others.
Hugs and blessings...........from my farm to your HOME,