Generally, Eli can be described as happy. Today, not so much. He wakes for a few minutes and cries. I'm sure he isn't very comfortable...the docs have a wide band holding his knees together. His natural position is sprawled, which is mostly to blame on gravity. He also has his new feetless feet propped up on a pillow to reduce swelling at the surgical sites. He also has an IV in his neck...imagine that discomfort. Plus, he seems to be hurting. It's up to me and David to ask for pain med, which we have done as often as we're allowed.
This has been a really tough day. Granna, Grandpa John, Grammie, Grandpa Ken, big sister Sophia and Miss Kate from Little Light House have all been here today. Eli has been surrounded with people who love him. It hasn't made the ordeal any easier, but without them it would have been harder, I am sure.
Please keep praying for Eli! Pray he doesn't miss his feet, his pain is relieved, he can get comfortable and rest well. Pray he has no complications and no infections. Pray for surgical success and the best possible results as he heals. Pray he won't bump his incisions (that's a concern going forward). Pray for peace for Eli...peace that he cannot comprehend, but that penetrates his entire being.
Pray for Sophia as she deals with the new Eli. Pray as she works to understand why her mommy and daddy would let this happen to her baby boy. Pray for David to rest tonight.
Thank you for caring for Eli. He knows you care.
Love and gratitude,