Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Pleasing Progress

Eli has had some encouraging progress this week. He was successfully extubated Sunday. He still remains on an oxygen cannula. But even the cannula flow has been weaned down in recent days.
Eli has also been placed on bolus feeds through his G-tube. Instead of being continuously fed a small amount, Eli is now getting a single large amount every 3 hours. Before his sugery, this led to acid reflux and severe drops in his oxygen saturation levels. The staff is monitoring him closely as they are feeding him. So far, he is tolerating his feeds well! This is great progress!
He is supposed to go into the Cath Lab sometime this week. This will give us the answers to what we will do during the next phase of Eli's surgery/healing.


Amy said...

Wow, what an amazing little man! We are praying for Eli!

Rachel Haire said...

Praise God!!!

Rebecca Parker said...

Thank you so much for Eli's progress. Please make the cath lab results be good news for Jason and Tanya and give them strength for this next phase of Eli's life.
In Jesus Name,

Lisa Golding said...

I'm so glad he's doing well with his feedings. You are all in our prayers.

The Cipolla Family said...

What a miracle baby! That is great news! He's got a lot of people praying for him and God listens!!!

Anonymous said...

Yay! Praise the Lord! I love the video of his smile!!

Jessie Parker