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.