Saturday, June 14, 2008

Maybe a week?

Eli is doing pretty much the same. He's eating great, which the doctors are pleased about. He's on his own schedule, too- he tells US when he wants to eat!

The issues right now are his weight gain and his oxygen, both of which seem to be improving. He has held steady at around 4 pounds, 4 ounces all this week, which isn't great, because the doctors want to see him steadily gaining weight. They keep playing with the calorie additives and formula supplements that they add to his milk to see if they can get him to gain weight, and last night he gained two ounces! We're so thankful, and we're just praying that this trend continues.

He was moved to "microflow" oxygen, which is a step in the right direction. The doctors are trying to wean him off of this in the hopes that he doesn't have to come home with oxygen, but we'll see how he does. His lungs are improving- his oxygen saturation levels have been much better even in the last couple of days. We're praying that God continues to mature his little lungs, and quickly!

The doctor told us yesterday that he hopes to get Eli home within the week. We CANNOT WAIT! Please continue to pray for him- particularly for his weight gain and oxygen needs. Thank you for your support during this time! We can't wait to introduce Elisha Dane to all of you!