Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Cough and congestion

Eli caught his first cold. It started as a cough, and has now turned into severe congestion. For most of us, it's not too bad. For Eli it is. He already struggled enough to breathe, now he is all stuffed up. He has been on oxygen for the past 2 days, when he had been without it for a week. He is very sweaty and fussy, too. They have stopped giving him breast milk and are going to give him IV fluid to keep him hydrated. There is talk of having him intubated again so he can breathe easier, though it has not been done yet.

Please pray with us:

  • that the cold passes without going to his lungs and chest
  • that he can breathe on his own and not have to be intubated again
  • that his feeds can resume and he can begin to gain weight
  • for Jason and I that we are strong and encouraged by any progress, not discouraged by a "simple cold".


Laura said...

just finished praying for Eli and you. Hang in there. Love you cousin.

--Laura Goyette

Bonnie said...

Placing you and Eli in the lap of Abba Father and asking Him to hold you. Love you all!

Tony said...

Today, I am preparing to officiate a friend’s wedding ceremony and I reviewed my notes of your wedding (my first and your only). Promises are powerful in shaping two lives together to create one path. Who knew the path you two would face? Yes, God knew. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. “God, please make the path smoother . . . or strengthen my dear friends for the path . . . or both – please calm the storm and calm the ones in the storm.” Much love, T

Kimberly said...

Thinking of you and praying for you today.