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.