Eli's chemicals are starting to balance out again. His Sodium Bicarbonate tested at an 8 on Friday (normal is 20-24) and today he is at 18, a great improvement. He is still fighting the c. diff bacteria. Please pray that the good bacteria in his intestine are able to get the bad bacteria back in check quickly.
Elijah is still in the hospital and the idea of us going home really isn't yet being discussed. Elijah is eating a mixture of 3/4 his formula with 1/4 pedialyte at a very slow rate along with his IV fluids. His intestine is giving him fits and causing lots of discomfort for our little guy.
He is late for his check up with his skull surgeon in Oklahoma City. I'll likely be rescheduling again as the physician only sees patients on Thursdays. It's been interesting for me to try to stay in front of all of Elijah's scheduled appointments to get them cancelled as the days tick by and he remains in the hospital. Elijah is one of the busiest babies!
David remains on the night shift with my mother and me juggling days and my job. My sister and friend Marjorie are helping keep Sophia a sense of normalcy through these weeks. She is a real trooper!
Thank you for remembering Eli in your daily prayers. I miss his usual smile and giggle. I really want him to feel good again.
David and I are weary, but we carry on.