Thursday, February 12, 2009

Coveting your support

In regards to you being at the hospital when Eli is born:

We've had a lot of people ask us if we'd be OK with them being at the hospital for support when Eli is born. We covet your prayers and support, and would be greatly honored by your presence with the rest of our friends and family at the hospital. Please feel welcomed.

We've already developed our phone tree. Here's what we expect:

Once Eli is born, he'll be cleaned up, weighed, and all that normal stuff. He'll be put on Prostaglandin in order to keep a prenatal artery bypass open. This drug can cause respiratory arrest (apnea), so he'll also be immediately intubated as a precaution. The CHCC team will take over in the stabilization room, doing what they do. About an hour or two later, he will be transported to CHCC for more direct analysis of his situation.

We are currently in flu season, so no children are allowed beyond the first floor lobby. This includes Paige, and they're not even entertaining the idea of compromise nor exception. We've made special arrangements for Paige to meet Eli, so please be praying those work out.

We thank you for all the support you've all already offered. We are so thankful to be surrounded in love and support. We look forward to seeing you at the hospital. If you would like to be on the call list, let us know. Please also clarify whether or not you'd like to be called regardless of the hour!


Tamara B said...

Tanya, I can't believe we're so close to meeting Eli. Do you have someone to post updates on your blog as another version of the phone tree?

love you dearly!

The Favelos said...

We would like to be called regardless of the hour!! So excited and can't wait to meet Eli! We will continue to be praying for him and you guys, and the whole process. No pressure at all, but for my sake I sure hope you hope you have him before next weekend!!! (I know you would love to have him before then too!) Good thing God's timing is perfect! :-)

Love ya,