Tuesday, March 04, 2008

From the Mixed Up Day of Miss Ella Anne Zabrosky

Dear Diary,

Oh what a day it was yesterday and today! Certainly not one of those boring days filled with sleeping, eating, pooping and stopping women in their tracks and causing their ovaries to call out for more children because of my undeniable cuteness and beauty.

I started the day normally after a night of general fussiness. I am not sure why, I just wasn't in a good mood. Woke up on the wrong side of the cradle I think. And around 11am, I spiked a fever of 101.5. Mommy was SURE she took my temperature wrong so she retook it an hour later and got 100.4. She called my doctor who said I needed an outing...to the Emergency Room. Yay!

Mommy bundled me up in the Moby Wrap and we waited in the waiting room for our turn. I took a nap and kept Mommy nice and warm. People would look twice at us before they realized I was snuggled papoose style on Mommy.

Once they called us back and took my temperature, it was back up to 101.3. They let us know that all kinds of tests needed to be done, including a lumbar puncture, a pic line for an IV and blood tests and all kinds of other poking and prodding. They also told Mommy that I would need to spend the night at Children's Hospital. Hooray! Another field trip!

Mommy didn't want to see all the tests done so she left me with the kind nurse ladies and she called Daddy to come too. Our friends next door said they'd-what did Mommy call it-"wrangle" Brother and Sister while we were gone. I dazzled everyone I met with my charm and mesmerizing presence.

After all the tests were done, we got to go to Children's Hospital...in an ambulance! How exciting! Find another 3 week old who has had this much fun in their short life! Plus, the ambulance guys were cute.

Once we got to the hospital, we relaxed and Mommy and I settled in for the night. I would have slept better if the nurses there didn't come in every 2 hours to poke me, test me and then use this loooooong tube to suck all the boogers out of every inch of my body through my nose. I mean, I know I am filled with a creamy, gooey center (that's why I am so irresistible) but I thought it was caramel or Cadbury Crème Egg or homemade cheesecake-not snot!

Test results were slowly coming back in and were looking good so far. No bacterial infection, nothing really all that serious looking. I however, felt the continued poking and suctioning was a VERY serious matter but no one listens to me!

I hung out in bed a lot...or snuggled Mommy as we waited to see what the doctors wanted to do with me. It was a quiet day since Daddy is sick and can't visit and all of our friends and family are either sick or have sick kids.

The doctors decided that I probably just have the boogery, snotty cold that Brother and Sister have and they gave me some meds and sent us home. Mommy was so happy that she took pictures of her shoes and said, "There's no place like home." I am not sure why she did that. I know it is a lot louder here at home than at the hospital but I don't mind since it means no more suctioning or poking or prodding. I get to see another doctor in the morning and then I think I will be all done with the adventure for now.

Mommy told me that if I was looking for some extra attention to just ask her to read a book to me next time.

Good Night Diary,

Ella Anne


  1. I love you Ella Sweet!! I'm glad you are home. :) HUGS TO YOU!!
    P.s. give your mom a hug for me too!

  2. Already a writer!
    Amazing Ella!

    PS So glad you are home honey

  3. I am so glad she is better we were praying for her.

  4. I was just thinking about you 15 minutes ago & was going to leave you a message on Myspace when I saw your blog.

    So glad that Ella is back home & I hope she continues to get better!

  5. You poor, poor, sweet and BEAUTIFUL little girl. I am SOOOOOO sorry that all those awful things happened to you. Your mommy must have been so worried! I am so glad you are now home and that those mean nurses and doctors won't hurt you anymore. I hoep you feel better soon!

    p.s. Yes, looking at your beautiful pictures makes people want another baby. :) You are just so cute!

  6. awe.... bless her heart! That is a big adventure for only 3 weeks of life... Now Mommy needs a great big nap so she doesn't get the snotty illness too!

  7. I'm sorry. I can't remember anything I just read on your blog. Why? You ask. Well, certainly it is because my ovaries are screaming so insanely loud that I can't control my own thoughts! Stupid annovulation. Stupid low motility husbandry sperm.


    And also, I am sorry that she is sick and hope that she feels much much better soon--but what an adventure.

  8. So glad she is okay...I was wondering what was going on...relief!

  9. This baby can WRITE. It must have to do with her mother's amazingly impeccable taste in shoes. =^) (We match!)

    I'm glad everything turned out fine. Those "what if" thoughts that run rampant through your head can be horrendous. Give kisses from me.

    Ooo! Ooo! I have a website I need to send you!

  10. Poor Ella-
    I hope you start feeling better so no more doctors and nurses have to pick on you. You are so sweet and cute even with your snoty center.

    Nice Shoes Mama!!!

  11. *cry* Poor Ella Anne and poor mommy!!! I'm so glad it was just a cold but I'm so so sorry they had to torture your wee girl to find that out. :(

  12. All of this takes me right back to when I had to stay two nights at Children's hopsital with Sophia. Every emotion and memory is rushing into me right now.

    So thankful to God for answering our prayers and healing little Ella bella =^).

  13. Ella's already a very talented Shumate. But how scary! Your humor is the only thing that tells me it's OK.

  14. Ooooh. Ella is so pretty even when she's sick!

  15. Aw...Ella you are beautiful! I have an Ella, too!! We went through a lot of those same tests when she was 7 weeks old...even a spinal tap!

    Get Well soon, sweet Ella!!