Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Update on Ella

Good Morning!

WOW! I am OVERWHELMED with thankfulness and extremely touched by the love and care you all have shown us through your comments! I am really blown away and feel so loved and cared about! I feel ashamed that I was hesitant to even write this here on my blog for fear of being too personal, thinking everyone would only want to see cards and not my Real Life! I'm glad God nudged me to post...I thought to myself "Ok, maybe I SHOULD write about Ella...even one more prayer is worth posting for...I never dreamed God would send so many of you to send your love, thoughts, prayers and encouragement to Ella & our family! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!  We have read every comment and read them to Ella...telling her that she has people praying for her all over the world. The thought brings tears to my eyes and makes my heart smile!!  We really feel your prayers and thoughts and can't thank you enough for reaching out to us during this time...they held us & carried us through out our day yesterday! I feel SO BLESSED!!!! I will be praying for each of you as well...praying that God will provide all you need in your life! That He will bless you for taking the time to wrap your arms and heart around us!! ♥

The bone scan is over, however we must wait for an appt. for the results. The doctors and techs who administered the scan were wonderful. Ella did well. The first thing they mentioned was an IV for the injection of the dye and sedation during the scan. All Ella heard was IV and quickly started to panic. I told them we had chosen non-sedation. They said "No, the orders say sedation." Normally, I am timid and never 'talk back" to them, but for Ella I did and insisted they recheck or call someone, because she was not to be sedated. They left, came back and said, "Yes, you are right, no sedation was on the orders!" Whew! By then Ella had had plenty of time to let those 2 little letters I and V resonate in her mind and when it was time to inject the dye, she was in full panic mode. Yelling, screaming and fighting. It took 2 nurses, Eric & myself to hold her down. She may be little, but she is STRONG!!

We were to return 2 hours later for the scan (time to let the radioactive dye travels to her whole body). We returned and she was agitated, grumpy and in pain. I was concerned, explaining that she is always happy and in a pretty good mood...they said that many times children know more than we think they do and that she could be stressed over this whole experience and sickness and we might not realize it or just how much! She surprised us by getting on the table and behaving SO well. The nurse said she was the best patient ever, perfectly still and better than some adults.
It felt like it took forever and right as it was about over...the tech realized they had left the boards from the previous patient in the body of the machine!!! Yes, she had to repeat the entire scan and all the extra individual photos! Yikes! I started to panic then, because I was scared Ella would start to give out and act up. Ella loves music so I asked if they could get some music for her to listen to...they got the music, started the scan and with in 5 fives Ella was sound asleep. I Praised God right then for His NATURAL SEDATION!!! They were able to do everything they needed to do and she never woke until we left. :o)

We will have to wait for a call (with an appt) from the office of the Specialist who ordered the scan to know what the results. I hate to have to wait too long, but I know God will hold us while we do!

Afterwards, we took the kids - - - (yes, we took all 5 and they were perfectly behaved. Even had 3 different ladies ask if they were all ours and then complemented us on how well behaved they were. One lady went on and on about who extremely uncommon that was in this day and age...hee hee...it made us thankful and proud) - - -to eat, a movie (Mr. Popper's Penguins...it was really good), to Half Priced books to spend their $5 Summer Reading Reward Bucks and then straight to Target to let Ella pick any toy she wanted (this had been promised days ago and boy were we thankful she didn't take advantage of the offer and pick the grandest most expensive thing there)!!

Thank you all for lifting us up with your thoughts and prayers! Eric and I talked last night and we both feel a Peace that all is well, the scan will be clear and we will lift HIS name on high and sing his Praises!

We love you all so much and are more thankful than you know for all you have done!
THANK YOU for caring enough to pray for Ella and our family and for requesting prayer on our behave!

♥ The Boyd Family

22 comments:

Mette said...

Well done to Ella. Must be a terrifying experience for her but she has a loving and caring family to make it easier for her.
Still praying for you all and hoping all will be well.

Hugs, Mette

Laura B said...

I'm glad she made it through the whole ordeal ok yesterday. I kept thinking about you and your family all day. I hope everything turns out well for your dear little girl.

big hugs,
Laura Boyd

Pop's Cards said...

Sending you all positive vibes, hugs sweetie love pops x xx

Mrs Weyremaster said...

Sending positive healing vibes to you all, hope Ella feels better soon.
Hugs
Suzi
xxx

Rachel said...

Lori, I love that you are still praising God through this trial AND sharing it with everyone so that we all know just how much He will sustain you and your family! There are so many that talk about their faith, and it is such an encouragement to see you LIVING it.

heidy said...

Sending you all positive vibes Lori
And your all in my thoughts!
Big hugs Heidy

Myran said...

Such a brave girl! I hope that all will turn out the best for Ella and the family.

Cara said...

Lori, you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Cara xoxo

Cindi F said...

What a horrible thing for a child to have to go through. She is a very brave little girl. I am sending positive thoughts your way and hoping for the best. Hang in there.

Jennifer said...

Sending more prayers for Ella and your family. I actually work at an imaging ctr. (just a few days a month) and I know it can be scary, especially for someone so young. She is such a brave little girl!!

earthspirit927 said...

Hugs to Ella and so glad the day went well for you and your family Lori:) Please don't ever feel guilty about posting your family Life having a blog is all about sharing everything about you not just your craftiness. Your ups and downs effect your artistic nature remember that so it will have a big impact on your work. So let us now whats going on we Care:) Your in our thoughts:)

Andrea said...

Hello Lori, I missed this on Monday and I am so shocked to hear your news ... but Ella seems to have taken the scans in her stride. Stay strong my lovely friend and know that I am thinking of you all during this difficult time xx

Anna said...

Keeping you all lifted up to the great physician...He will heal all in His own way. Your beautiful baby girl has strong hands holding her and so do all of you. Keep praising Him and we will keep praying.

Anna :)

Vivi Casale said...

Lori....
thanks for updating us on Ella...She is such brave Girl!
I`ll keep praying for her and for your family!
Sending a big hug and lovel!

Vivi

Natalie said...

Prayers continue for you all and especially for Ella. Trusting that His comfort will surround you all during this time of waiting and believing for a great report. God is good and faithful in all things.

Shelby Goolsby said...

What a brave little girl!! I am so sorry she had to go through that but it sounds like she did so well. I will continue to pray for all of you.

Anonymous said...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow! What an awesome testimony to the goodness of God! You and Ella and your whole family will continue to see His Greatness and Goodness in this land of the living. I will continue to thank God for the good reports you will have and I will continue to lift you up before the Lord. His peace and joy know no bounds!
In HIS love and mine...

Jan Marie said...

So thankful for the Lord's mercies and provision for Ella, you and your family! Thank you for keeping us updated and please know that our prayers continue for all of you! May the Lord continue to strengthen, comfort and sustain you. He has promised to NEVER leave or forsake His children and He is faithful. {Hugs to your family and gentle ones for precious Ella}!

Little Birdie Blessings said...

What a brave little girl. Thank you for the update. Prayers continue for Ella. ~ Abby

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Bless her heart! Adults wouldn't handle it as well as Ella did. Praise the Lord for His tender mercies & gentle sedation. That's wonderful!
I'm believing for a positive result from the scan & will continue to pray for Ella. (I have her name on a Post It note attached to my computer monitor.)
Gentle Hugs & Prayers for you all !
Sharron♥

Angella D. Crockett said...

Oh, God bless your little darlin'! Praying for good news from the scan and also some kind of answers! Love and prayers, Angie

Jodene said...

What a beautiful brave little girl Ella is. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers as you wait for news.
Jodene
Western Australia