I know you are all waiting on an update and I am sorry it has taken so long.I’m sure you can imagine after have a c-section at noon yesterday, having all the kids, parents and most all uncle and aunts up here it was very chaotic. As well as coordinating a Baptism and care for Eli and myself. But finally we have a moment to sit and reflect.
Elijah Thomas weighed 5lbs 6oz, and was 17 1/2 inches long. He has a head full of dark brown wavy hair. I must say he is extremely handsome like his dad. He scored 8’s on his Apgar and was pink and screaming his lungs out a very precious sound to my ears.
He is stable now and did have to be but on a respirator.He is going in for a small procedure this morning in the Catheter Lab. They will send a catheter through his artery in his groin to take pictures of the inner working of his heart. What we know as of now, the heart looks somewhat worse than what was originally though. The diagnosis has not changed just on the worse end instead of the better end of the spectrum. The doctors know Eli’s pulmonary artery will now need to be widened, and he has two large sinusoid s. These are a little more worrisome because they don’t know what to do with them. The pictures will help come up with a plan. His large surgery is still planned for Monday.
We have had a lot of time to get ready for what we are going through, however what I realize is nothing can get you ready for this. We will trust God and let him hold our family in his arms.
Pictures to come!