I sit here next to Eli and wonder what do I write to explain this night? I hear his life saving machines hard at work, pumping oxygen, dispensing medicine, beeping if his levels are to low, beeping if they are to high.I still feel blessed. We were told to take it one hour at a time and 12 hours later Elijah is still here and taking small steps to stabilize. The nurses and doctors never leave him and never stop moving, they are working miracles on our son.
Elijah is slowly heading in the right direction but by no means is he out of the woods. They stabilize one thing and another heads south. He had very high sugar levels as well as lactate levels, the lactate levels being the most disturbing. The doctors has gotten his sugar levels under control and Elijah is maintaining these on his own now. We have gotten his Lactate numbers down from about 25 to 16. To put this number in perspective however a normal baby level should be 3 so he still has a lot of work to do but we are trending in the right direction.
To everyone who read our pleas for help, THANK YOU! To those of you who started new prayer chains and reached out for help to people who don’t even know us, THANK YOU!!! I am asking for so much from everyone but please it worked so far, GOD is listening.
Just like during my pregnancy I have Elijah’s playlist on the IPod and sing out loud to him, and he likes it…haha! I kiss his precious foot, hold his tiny leg, and rub his head of hair. He is truly amazing and loved.