Saturday, March 21, 2009

Happy World Down Syndrome Day!

Today, March 21st, is World Down Syndrome Day, because 3-21 is symbolic for 3 of the 21st chromosome (Trisomy 21 = Down syndrome.)

Ella is doing WONDERFUL today. We were supposed to spend the night in the hospital last night, hooked up to an IV making sure she was well hydrated. Well, during the move from recovery up to her room her IV failed, (Ella is an incredibly hard kid to put an IV in and also to draw blood from) so the nurse said she wanted to see if Ella would drink on her own before they torture her and try to start another IV. Well, Miss Ella drank like a champ, 3 adult size cups of apple juice, and ate a big lunch of mac and cheese and peaches and then proceeded to get down and run the halls of the hospital stopping at every nurse and saying "hi!" So, I asked the nurse if she could please call Ella's doctor and ask if we could go home, and of course he let us. Ella did have a roomate in the hospital, a little guy that was 26 months that had the same surgery she did and he was screaming in pain and refusing to eat or drink. As usual Ella has proved herself to be an incredibly tough girl!!! I was afraid today would be rough and that she would be in a bit of pain. NOPE. You would never know that she had anything done at all.

Here is a video I came across on another blog. It's Sarah Palin talking about what the Special Olympics means to her family. (Regardless of what you think about Palin you should watch this video, it's sweet.)

10 comments:

TUC said...

So glad to hear that prayers were answered for Ella. Sounds like she wowed the staff at the hospital.

Thanks for posting the video of Sarah and Trig. Hopefully it will bring encouragement to new parents.

Tricia said...

So glad to hear it went so great fo Miss E. We might be looking at this same procedure soon and I hope we are as lucky. Yay Ella!

Anne and Whitney: Up, Down and All Around said...

That is so great how Ella was such a tough little cookie and didn't even have to spend the night in the hospital (and another bonus that they didn't torture her trying to get her iv back in - whitney has the same issues!) I couldn't help but picture her getting upset with her brother when he threw her doll in the video of her "shaking her booty" when you mention her being tough! It is awesome that she was so happy and greeting the nurses. So glad you are home and all is well :)

Aunt Tami said...

Missy is one superkid!! She did so good...we are proud of her!! She just makes everyone sit up and notice her where ever she is. We are so glad she is doing so good today and that she is being her strong, determined self!!! Way to go Ella!!! Love ya's, Aunt Tami and family

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

:) You have an award waiting for you on my blog!

Crystal Mason said...

Hello. I am a "stalker" lol. Your family is beautiful and Ella is GORGEOUS! They both have the most gorgeous blue eyes. WOW! I am happy that things have been looking up for you! Keep your faith. Prayer answers everything.

Michelle said...

So glad Ella is doing well - she's such a tough kid! :)

Tsquared417 said...

Yeah for Ella! :) She's a trooper!!

Michelle said...

I am so glad things went well for Ella and her surgery. I am sure it was so nice to take her home! Such strength...it's amazing, isn't it! hope she continues to recover well!

Ruby's Mom said...

That's GREAT Ella did so well after her surgery!
Thanks for posting that video,I hadn't seen it.