Monday, November 16, 2009

Out of the isolette

and into a crib she goes. After having to go back under the bili lights yesterday, Ella was removed today and then also was allowed to be put in a cradle! Yay! She can wear clothes now!

We snuck some photos for your viewing pleasure:

Momma gave Ella a bath and we wighed her ... she ranked in at 6lb 3oz ... back to birth weight!

This morning at 11am she had a voiding cystourethrogram procedure done. We learned tonight that the "non-official" results state that she passed with no issues! At this point, the hydronephrosis in her right kidney is mild and will only require observational treatment {which basically means they will watch it via renal ultrasounds to be sure it is not getting worse}.

We are praying very hard that her bili level in the morning has gone DOWN. It's yet to happen with her off the lights ... if her liver is able to regulate itself, we will be looking at the light at the end of the NICU tunnel! It's scary to think that when we arrived at the hospital a week ago her bili levels were above the standard "toxic" level!

Hoping to go home ... soon!


  1. Oh, little Ella, I do hope you get to come hom soon. Praying for you and your family.

  2. Great news!! Praying she is home soon!

  3. Anonymous5:47 AM

    I am so happy for the improvement and is praying for the complete recovery. Hang in there Traci & Jason, your princess will be well enough to go home and provide the awesome activity of the terrible two and see go to her prom etc. We are here for you.


  4. Anonymous5:57 AM

    Keeping you all in prayer, for a quick recovery and the comforts of home.

  5. Still praying for you and Ella. She is going to have quite a testimony to share! I go in tomorrow for my induction. All the best to you. God is continuing to show His faithfulness to you.

  6. Tami Daniels12:49 PM

    Wishing she was home but so happy she's feeling much better! Love you all! -Jeevan and Tami

  7. Anonymous2:38 PM

    What a cutie pie! Praying you'll get to take her home soon so the spoiling from all her family and friends can begin! I'm sure her brothers want her home too! Melisa