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.