Saturday, October 25, 2008

Break me out of this joint!

Hello Family & Friends.

Our hearts are a little lighter this morning as Elijah has made great progress. The Vent was discontinued yesterday, this morning his nasal cannula was removed and they've just taken out his catheter and NG tube. His lungs are clearing and the swelling around his eyes and cheeks continue to go down.
Elijah continues to let us know that he is not at all too happy about being in the hospital. His Nana was standing next to his bed chatting with him and in less than 5 seconds he was awake and getting on his hands & knees!
Luckily, we are now able to give him his "PaPee" (Pacifier) so all is right in the world once again :)
We will be moving to the 8th floor OUT OF ICU by 1pm today! His surgeon came in today to check on him and other than a slight problem with his heart-rate, he is recovering remarkably well and should be home by Wednesday.
Unfortunately ,the surgeon informed us that an unofficial pathology report determined both tumors were in fact Hepatoblastomas. A final report will be given prior to his discharge home. His case will once again go to "Grand Rounds" as the best possible approach to future treatment will be discussed.


You are all cherished and loved.

4 comments:

me said...

This is awesome news!!! Me and the boys are really happy to hear he is recovering wonderfully. We send our love and prayers as always

Anna Phillips said...

Dawn - Thank you for taking the time to keep us posted on Elijah. We will continue to pray for him at all times. We love you!

About me said...

God bless that little guy. What a fighter he is! Prays and love to all.

Cece said...

Dawn - Mom and I are so very happy to hear about Elijah's progress. God is good and we are thankful for his mercy and grace. This is a wonderful way of keeping us up-to-date. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Always