Monday, February 23, 2009

A Note About Visitation

We've been so completely humbled by all the offers for support, and all the visitors. Seeing friends and spending time with you guys is a life line to us. We continue to cherish that time.

We've been requested by the hospital to restrict visitation a little tighter than we have been. As we've been reminded, Eli's in the ICU for a reason. He's extremely fragile right now. His condition continues to improve daily, and we're so thankful for that. However, for a while, we're limiting his visitors to immediate family, only. We recognize everyone's efforts as true care and a desire to be supportive, and that makes this restriction only more difficult. We remain desperately appreciative of simple "time" spent with you, and look forward to more of that, in lieu of seeing Eli. We will work our best to keep everyone updated on his condition.

Today is the peak of his swelling. It's so cute, his face has swolen up so much, his ears are folding up as the swelling surrounds him. Soon, he'll be started on a diuretic to bring that away. He also started TPN today, which is a "full nutrition" food, via IV. He also started lipids today, fats. Epinephrine is down, which is adrenaline to bring up blood pressure. He's starting to manage that a little better himself.

I'm running out of battery power, I'll post more soon.

4 comments:

michele cabiness said...

I havn't called or tried to visit but I am thinking of your family all day. It looks as though you have all the help in the world but we would be glad to do anything we can. We have you in our prayers.

Rachel said...
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The Glacier Institute said...

Sending good thoughts and prayers your way!

The Glacier Institute family.

Debbie Linman said...

It was so good to see you in church on Sunday. Your faith and courage is an inspiration to me. Keeping you in my prayers.