Friday, October 31, 2008

8 Days Post-Op

Good Morning Family & Friends,

We are still in the hospital. After undergoing a series of tests (ultrasound, xray, urine, blood) we are still unsure of what is causing Elijah's pain. We do know that b/c of his immobility, gas remains trapped in his little body and because of the morphine, he continues to be constipated. The results from the tests for infection should be back later this afternoon. Postoperative testing of the liver, kidneys, and lungs are good.

This morning they have once again discontinued the Morphine, increased the Oxycodone, and added gas relief and enema. Our hope before days end is to at least get him sitting upright with minimal pain and to sleep more than 10 minutes without a pain spasm.

Please pray for Elijah's pain relief so he can move forward with the healing process and prepare his body for chemo therapy. Also pray for patience as we continue to rely on the surgical teams' assumptions - trained to rule on the side of medicine and disregard maternal instinct.

I am gathering all of your emails and blog posts in a scrap book for Elijah so please continue your wonderful and thoughtful messages.

All of my love and sincere appreciation,