Sunday, March 30, 2008

Double check that number!

Elijah weighs 12 pounds 3 ounces today! You read correctly, 12 pounds and 3 ounces, and we did ask the nurse to double check that number. That’s an entire pound gained since his hospitalization round III began on Tuesday. He is happy and comfortable most of the time. We are thrilled. Today, his temperature shot up to 100.8, which normally wouldn’t seem like a big deal, but for Eli that could mean the beginning of an infection following his central line placement (he's known for that type of infection) so he will be watched closely.

We asked Elijah’s two physicians today if they think we should go ahead and postpone Elijah’s surgery scheduled at the Shriner’s Shreveport hospital in May. They agreed that we should not postpone yet. Dr. Ranne thinks Elijah will begin to thrive and should be ready for his wrist centralization and forearm bone straightening surgery in May. This is good news. Please pray his strength continues to increase.

Pray that Elijah stays infection free, pain free and continues to bulk up.

With love,
Melissa

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great News! Thanks for letting us know.

aimeenky said...

that's WONDERFUL news!

Anna (Granna) Ramirez said...

I'm so proud of you all. I've seen your growth and know God is preparing you all for great things. Kiss each other, hold each other and remember how much I love you.

Granna

Emily said...

AWESOME! Great things!

Stacie said...

Finally catching up on reading your blogs, though I have been getting the daily update from Dad. So happy to hear the news. You all have been so sweet to add the prayer requests for our little Gavin.

Love,
Stacie

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Mark, Fiona, William & Karen said...

Just getting time to catch up on Eli's blog. Wonderful news on the weight gain. We will pray it continues along with no pain and happiness...and going home. God Bless.

Anonymous said...

Please know I am keeping Elijah and your entire family uplifted in prayer. I know our family is going through a lot at the moment, I also know through God, all things are possible. I love you guys! So glad to hear of the weight gain, he has always been so brave and such a fighter.

Much Love,
Cousin Stephanie