Baby Elijah Update

From his parents Amy & Brian:

“Elijah’s nurse said he had a pretty good night. He popped another temperature, and although the cultures have been negative, they are putting him on some antibiotics just in case. They are doing a urine culture to check for a UTI too. The nurse is alternating Morphine and Ativan so that he doesn’t get periods of sleep and crankiness and can stay more even. He’s starting off slowly with his tube feedings and his nurse was swabbing his mouth with some breastmilk so he could enjoy the taste (and I bet it will benefit his sores too). She is a real character. We can tell she LOVES babies. She talks and talks and coos to them and holds them and provides such loving attention.

The Hem/Onc doctors say we can expect Elijah’s sores to look worse after the first treatment before they look better. They recommend waiting until around the second dose of chemo before trying to extubate him, since his airway is so swollen and sore. They’ll probably put him on some prophylactic antibiotics next week because the treatment could leave his lungs prone to infection.

Little Elijah smiled for me this morning and that just made my day!”

Please keep up the prayers for this precious baby boy.

Thank you,

hi-d

 

Advertisements

3 Comments

Filed under Baby Elijah

3 responses to “Baby Elijah Update

  1. praying for Elijah…what a precious baby!

  2. This tiny struggling little soul. My prayers are with him daily.

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s