Hello, Eli Readers!!
I just talked to JC and got the update on Eli. He is still eating great – 45-50 cc’s! (45 cc’s is 1.5 ounces.) He is up to 3 pounds, 12 ounces! JC said that they could really tell how much he has grown, and that is very encouraging.
However, he probably will not get to come home on Friday, but they are still hoping that he will be able to come home this weekend. Although he has not had to go back on any medication, he has to be able to be in an open crib for two days (without his body temperature being regulated). The way it works is that they gradually decrease the temperature in the isolet (the plastic box) as his body temperature can keep up with it. When they get the temperature down to room temp and he can hold his body temperature, they put him in an open crib. They decreased the isolet almost to room temperature yesterday, but then his body temperature started falling. Since then, they have had to keep his isolet warmer than it was because he hasn’t quite caught up from his temperature drop yesterday. So, the prayer request is that they will be able to get him to room temperature soon and that he will be able to hold his body temperature consistently!! I know that they would really love for him to come home soon, but at the same time, they want to make sure he is ready to come home before he comes home.
JC and Lindsay are doing well, but they are TIRED. Going back and forth from the hospital on top of work is keeping them running ragged. Pray that they can get some rest and rejuvenation. Also, they still have a lot that they want to do at home in preparation for Eli’s arrival.