Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Day 12-Quick Update

The glimmer of light that began to shine at the end of the tunnel quickly disappeared this morning. At 6am we were informed that a pic line would need to be inserted for IV therapy at home. The protocol for the type of blood infection Elijah has calls for 14 days of IV antibiotic therapy. Thankfully, we can receive the therapy at home with the assistance of a Home Health Nurse.
Since this is a minor surgery done under sedation, Elijah had to go without food for at least 6 hours prior to surgery. By 1:30 in the afternoon we still had not been taken to surgery. After requests to Elijahs nurse and finally a call to his surgeon,we were disappointed to find out surgery had been scheduled for tomorrow morning at 8am.
Since the plan changes as often as the person that delivers the message, I will not committ to us being home tomorrow, although I will admit to being hopeful.

I pray I will be posting a "Welcome Home Elijah" message tomorrow.