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Monday, October 4, 2010

Day 40- Back in the Hospital

Ella still had a temp this morning, so back to the Hospital we went. The doctor checked her out and decided to admit her until her fever is under control. All the way to the Hospital she just kept saying "I just wanna go home".  I think she knew it wasn't going to be good. Her high fever today was 102.6, that was right after we were admitted.  They are running tests on her blood and finally let her have some Tylenol- so her fever went away immediately!  The Infectious Disease Doctor is checking her out too.  All those times when they were little and something small seemed to be wrong and I thought to myself  "Na, I won't call the Dr., I'm just being paranoid.", well paranoid is good now.

She is finally resting after a long day of being poked at and asked to breath by doctors and residents. We are praying that her fever stays gone and we will be able to go home soon. She isn't really eating right now, and will only drink if we remind her. We will know more tomorrow after the blood tests come back. They think she just has a virus and will have to wait it out.

I am not worried or afraid because I feel at peace and know that she will be fine.  One of the nurses came over and just looked at me for a minute today. I asked her what she needed and she said she was trying to figure out if I was upset that Ella was being admitted. I am not because I know it is just part of the process. They are doing everything in their power to keep her little body together during this process- how can I be mad?

Ella asked Dadda to stay with her tonight- so I am off to the house for a full night sleep, and I'll be back in the am.  We are so grateful for friends and family r have offered to help us out. We love you.


P.S. listening to KLOVE on my way home from the Hospital 'Praise you in this Storm" is on.....
"I'll praise you in this storm
and I will lift my hands
for You are who You are
no matter where I am....."


  1. you guys are in our prayers... I am reading this and the tears are streaming down my face, I can't imagine the horror of the parents to see their little girl go through this. But I know you have His power and love and strength on your side, and I pray He will hold you close...............

  2. My heart sinks, and sinks and sinks! This Stinks!
    Praying for you all and that the fever does not come back!

  3. My prayers go out to Ella and the rest of the family as usual. I hope that you and Steve are able to get some rest while this goes on. I hope that today is a better day for Ella and that she is getting better to go home. She is a strong girl and Tink will get through this! :) I see she is using the new blanket already and I'm glad she is loving it. :) Can't wait to come visit you all when things settle down.
    Sending my love, hugs and lots of prayers your way. XOXO

    Love always,
    Katie Henrici