Thursday, March 5, 2009

Swooning Nurses

Eli has the nurses wrapped around his little fingers. We've heard them arguing over who gets to care for him, some have offered to adopt him, and all have made comments on how cute he is. One of his daytime nurses styled his hair a while back, very nice and conservatively. Last night, a new nurse (to Eli) gave him a bath and styled his hair again. He's only two weeks old and already turning into a punk!

His numbers continue to improve. Today, his creatinine was 0.44, down from last night's 0.50. Dr. MacDonald told us today that they'd love to restart the diuretics, but Eli's already taught them to be more patient than usual. He's going to be here a while, and we just need to wait.

Also, while we're posting photos, here's a photo of his peak swelling, about a week ago. He was puffed up pretty nicely. He still has some decent swelling, you can especially see it around his jowls and legs. For a while, he was so swollen that his skin was stiff from all the fluid. Lately, everything's softening up and it feels much more normal.

We're so thankful for all your prayers. The support has come in from so many places, even people we've never met. We've been so humbled and appreciate you all more than we can put into words. Please maintain your faithful, diligent prayer.

6 comments:

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The Favelos said...

So glad the numbers are continuing to go down! Love the pictures. The mowhawk is funny. I bet that was a surprise for you guys to walk in and see! In the one where he is all puffy he looks like such a cute little "chub-chub". (One of our terms of endearment for Abigail). I know the swelling isn't good, and I am glad it is going down, but it the meantime, is sure makes for a cute cherub baby Eli.

Tamara B said...

Continuing to pray for that sweet little boy and his very loving family. I do love his hair!

Kevin H. said...

His cretin levels are going down?! Must be the Salt side of the family.

Anonymous said...

Staff at RJJH mentioned you and your family to me. Your baby is such a darling. My family and I know how such 'rare' conditions seem to pop up. My thoughts and prayers go out to your little boy and your family.

Cathy said...

He's on his way to a hairdo just like his great great grandpa Herman Warkentin!