Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wednesday Afternoon Update

Last night Eli started running a 102 fever. It's down now but they are definitely keeping an eye. His heart rate kept doing it's goofy stuff as well.
This morning they decided to start weaning him off the special CPAP machine. He is now off of it and on nose canula oxygen with some special solution to help keep things moist. He's getting a bit tired breathing and it's a bit more labored but not as bad as yesterday. He's also wheezing a bit, but the treatments and tapping seem to help with that. He gets those every 2 hours. They started 10cc's an hour into his GTube and so far he's doing ok, but that was just started so we won't know much until later tonight.
They did the EKG and an ECHO today as well. The pediatric cardiologist came in and apparently Eli has 2 holes in his heart. These usually close up during pregnancy but his didn't. They will recheck in 3 months to see if they have closed on their own.
Right now it's a wait and see game. He's resting fairly comfortably so that's a good thing. I will update more as we know!

1 comment:

~* Aria *~ said...

I know it's hard to believe, but this is a really good report. He sounds like a strong little man.

My mom will be 50 this year. She was born with mitral valve prolapse as well as a couple rather large holes. Despite these two heart conditions that were never operating on, she's still kicking. It's a scary thought of something not being typical with the heart, but these things don't always turn out bad.

Cody and I are both following your blog, and I hope you won't mind if I share Eli's story with the mothering circle I attend. Lots of positive thoughts and energy and prayers wouldn't hurt.

Eli is going to be just fine. This is ultimately going to be harder on you and his daddy. But Eli? He's going to be okay in the end.