Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Making progress

Dan and Elijah had a mostly good day at the hospital today and they will be spending tonight there. Elijah was handling food well all day, but ended up vomiting a few times after dinner and meds. The news was disheartening, but I'm trying to keep things in perspective. Last night he couldn't even open his eyes without vomiting. Progress! Dr. L explained to me this morning that his body is basically having to "rewire" itself right now. Inner ear stuff can be complicated, with balance and stomach being so closely involved. It is "not uncommon" for a person to require 2-3 days to get back on their feet after such a surgery. Elijah is still unable to sit up without having the sensation that the room is spinning. We are praying for progress in this area tomorrow and that he will be ready to come home! 

It is difficult for me not to be at the hospital with Elijah right now, but it has been so nice to spend one-on-one time with Sammy today. He gets upset with me any time that I spend more than a few hours away from him, and that was definitely evident today. He's such a sensitive boy. He loves his family! And we love him so much back! 

We will see how the night goes for Elijah. If he can hold food down and if we are able to keep him upright, we might be able to bring him home tomorrow. If not, we may be staying another night in the hospital. 

I have much on my mind regarding this whole ordeal. It has been tough to swallow. For now, maintenance. Stay rested and take care of precious ones. Later, the aftermath. I'll deal with that when it comes. Thank you for checking in! Please pray for our boy, if it is on your heart. Pray for total healing (emotional and physical) and for a miracle to happen with his hearing obstacle. Thank you!

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