Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Staying Put

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.


carolyn q said...

Sorry to read that you are still at PCMC, I was hoping that she was tolerating her feeds better.
I can't find your # and want to program it into my cell. Could you please give me a call, besides I miss chatting with you and am sorry I didn't get to spend much time with you on Saturday :0(.
Hope to hear from you soon. . .

The Hood's said...

Sorry to hear that she's staying a few extra days! It is better to be safe though. Good luck!

Jake & Stephanie Ellinger said...

That's too bad that she's still there! Poor Ben... at least he has good people taking care of him. Hopefully things will work themselves out soon!

The Portas said...

I'm so glad that you have family helping you out. That is such a huge help. I will continue to pray for the pretty little girl an hopefully you will ditch that place soon!


Stephanie said...

So sorry she is having these difficulties! CDif is so hard to get rid of. Hope you get a handle on this and get out of there soon. Much love, Stephanie

Vanessa said...

So glad she is tolerating the feeds. I'll start praying about the absorption issue. She is just wanting some mommy time I think. I know this is hard to be away from Ben but thankfully you have a great supportive family.

Much love,