It's Wednesday and we're still hanging out at Primary Children's. Elaina is up to full feeds, but she's having some difficulty with absorbtion of the food. Her stool output is far too large, so they're having to replace fluids through her IV. The doctors are running some tests to see if she has C-Diff or something else that would cause this. Her CRP has been elevated for the past couple of days, but she hasn't had a fever since Sunday afternoon. Anyway, it's looking like we're staying put once again until this can work out. The doctor told me maybe Thursday but most likely Friday morning, so hopefully we'll be out of here by the weekend. The hardest part for me is being away from Ben. I miss him terribly, and I know that this is bringing back memories for him of our long and difficult summer. He's a trooper and seems to be handling it well most of the time. I am SO very grateful for my Aunt Kathryn and Uncle Don. Ben is staying at their house until I get home. I don't know what I would do without such a wonderful supportive family.
On a positive note, Elaina seems to be feeling a little better. She's started handing out smiles to a select few, and has needed less pain medicine. She's been pretty sleepy the last couple of days, but her sweet personality is starting to peek through!
Thanks again for all the prayers and good thoughts coming our way, I can feel the strength it gives me.