Monday, June 16, 2008

HE'S COMING HOME!


Out of the blue today the doctor announced that Eli will be coming home on Thursday! If all goes as planned, we'll finally get to take our sweet little son home with us, after almost six weeks in the NICU. We're trying to hold this loosely, because things notoriously don't go as planned in the NICU, but our hopes are up, for sure!

Eli will have to be on oxygen for a while because his lungs still aren't fully mature, but we'll gladly manage oxygen in order to have him here with us! Other than that, he's doing really well. He's eating well and slowly gaining weight and is as cute as ever, in our non-biased opinions. :) He's "a little guy," as every doctor and nurse tells us- he just has a lot of catching up to do. We're just glad that now he can keep on growing at home and not in the hospital!

We cannot thank you enough for all of your prayers on Eli's behalf. We will be forever grateful, for we truly believe that your prayers pulled him through this time and will continue to support him as he matures. Though we are incredibly grateful for the amazing medical care we have received, we are acutely aware of the fact that Eli's life is supported by the loving hand of God and that He alone is to be praised.

2 comments:

hollymark said...

Today is the big day! (If all went as planned.) Thinking of you and your sweet family today. Also so thankful he has a brand new cousin! Praise the Lord. ;)

Kate Wilke said...

We love you guys and we can't wait to hear how your first day at home as a family went. We are so happy for you.