Eli is doing very well. He slept from after surgery (about 10:30 a.m.) until 3 p.m. Then he woke ready to hang out with his dad. He's such a strong human...they both are.
I cannot wait to post a photo of Elijah's new thumb. He is in a long-arm cast, but I can see the tips of his three fingers and thumb. The doc positioned his hand like he is holding a glass. Very, very cool. It will be 8 weeks before we get to see the results without the cast.
The hand doc said we must keep Eli's wrists in splints to maintain the straightening we've done in the last year. He also said we should wait 6 months to do his other thumb so we can make sure Eli is able to use the one we just did.
So, that will leave us a small gap in his surgery schedule to slip in the first step on his legs. I'm not super excited to rush this surgery, but in my heart I know it is the necessary thing for Elijah no matter how hard it will hurt me. Perhaps we will be back in 3 months to amputate his precious, tiny, beautiful feet. We'll see.
Tonight, Sophia and I are in the Hilton. We are on the top story of 12. We visited the rooftop pool, which is pretty tough to top. I talked her into retiring to the room early since it's so luxurious. We're chilling before getting some shut eye. We'll head back to the hotel first thing tomorrow and then pack for home.
All in all, this has been a really great trip, especially since Eli's surgery wasn't nearly as intrusive as we were prepared.
Love you all,