Friday, February 15, 2008

Eli needs your prayers

Dear Friends and Family,

Eli is in urgent need of a personal miracle. He has been in the hospital since Monday and last night went downhill quickly. He became dehydrated due to his IV fluids being stopped. His eyes are sunken with dark circles. He doesn’t look like his “new” self and he whimpers nonstop. I am scared.

The tests determined he is low in a certain chemical his body needs, probably a result of his dehydration process. He also may be dumping his feedings (please don’t make me explain that one).

Upon admittance to the hospital he weighed 12 pounds 12 ounces. Today, he weighs 11 pounds 6 ounces, which is a lot of ground lost and very frightening to me. David and I are in constant communication with the on-call physicians asking the probing questions to ensure Eli is getting the best medical care. We need your prayers, too. Having your baby in the hospital is not only a physical and emotional drain, it requires your absolute keenest attention to every detail related to his care. I double check everything the doctors say and make sure they are all on the same page. I question and double question when I am in doubt. Today, it became very obvious that his fluid intake was far too low. I do believe it is being addressed tonight, but Eli’s recovery from his dehydration has not been swift.

Please pray for my Eli.

With love,
Melissa Ramirez

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with Eli.

Emily said...

Mel,

I'm definitely thinking of you all..please know that many of us are.
Hang in there.

Em

Anonymous said...

I always like the passage in the Luke 12 where Jesus talks about how God keeps track of birds and how much more God loves us and takes care of us. I'm glad we have that message straight from Jesus. So many of us are praying for you all everyday and often. Love, Minnie

Diana said...

We are praying for Eli! Thought these words from the song "Enough" were fitting because Jesus is more than enough for Eli!

"All of You is more than enough for
All of me for every thirst and every need
You satisfy me with Your love
And all I have in You
Is more than enough

You are my supply
My breath of life
Still more awesome than I know
You are my reward
Worth living for
Still more awesome than I know

You're my sacrifice of greatest price
Still more awesome than I know
You're my coming King You're everything
Still more awesome than I know"

(song written by Chris Tomlin and Louie Giglio)

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him!