Thursday, July 19, 2007

Interesting News

Two new videos are on the right-hand side (Warning-Naked baby:-)

Joella is on day 9 of 14 of antibiotics to fight off an infection. We are more concerned about this infection than the doctors seem to be, so we ask for prayer for it be gone as soon as possible.

We received good news in the form of her biopsy results. They came back from an EB lab in Buffalo, NY showing she has a rare form of EB for which her blistering and fragile skin could lessen significantly after 1 to 2 years of age. We are sending an additional skin sample to a different lab at Texas Children's Hospital which, hopefully, will confirm the initial results. Although the initial results appear promising, we are cautiously optimistic-only time will tell about the severity of her condition regardless of what words on paper say. However, any good news is still good news we will accept. Thank you for your prayers.


Rene said...

Every good bit of news always helps. We pray the good news continues in the form of Joella's homecoming!

Becky said...

This is awesome news but we'll keep on praying that what the words on paper says becomes true for Ella! She's a fighter for sure and God is a great God! I can't wait to meet her so I'm praying that the rest of the antibiotics continue to do major work!

Beckie said...

Sending you our thoughts, prayers and love from Connecticut. Your strength and courage is an example to us all and baby Joella is as brave as they come! We think of you every day and pray that Ella will be home where she belongs very, very soon.

Chris, Beckie, Emma and Sadie
(Friends of Russ and Jenni Benson)

Anonymous said...

Keep the good news coming!
Joanne and Mike

The Lairds said...

Praise the Lord! Sooo good seeing you yesterday.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news, Joe and Katie. Joella will be coming home soon. I'll be thinking of you both. Joe, remember, no farting around the baby.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I forgot to add my name to the last post, in case you weren't exactly sure who would put Joella and Joe-farting in the same sentence.

Stay strong, guys.