Quick rundown of the players.
Me and Bob. obvious. Eli's parents.
Lauren. Eli's primary nurse. She has been his nurse for 1 1/2 yrs, working 40-60 hrs a week. Beyond that though she is our family. She was over almost daily and spent so much time with us.
Mike. This is Eli's primary doc. Sometimes I felt as though he and I talked more than me and my hubby. He would answer my calls morning, noon, night, evening, and weekend. He would meet me in the ER, he would call ahead to make things smoother. He spent countless hrs on the phone, email, fax for Eli. He grilled and prep residents for the chance that Eli might call in during "off hrs". He was our lifeline. When Eli coded the first time and they started intubating Mike was called and showed up VERY fast in his comfys and spent the entire night and morning by our side.
The 4 adults in these pictures were the pall bearers. For the last times we felt the weight, we carried Eli alone. It was us.
So here are the pictures. I'm sorry if these are hard to look at, but imagine living them?!
|Sunday April 28th 4:07am|
|Sunday April 28th 4:08am as Mike gathered the strength to say those words and we all held our Hero|
|Sunday April 28th 4:08am right after Mike said those words "Time of Death 4:08am"|