Just got home from a very long day at the hospital; still not a lot of information to pass on about Eli. His cultures still have not grown anything but his lab results and general appearance continue to tell us that we are fighting a tough infection. He is still on the ventilator and occasionally is receiving supplemental oxygen also; they have also got him on 3 very strong antibiotics to help fight the infection. Generally, he just looks really puny and pathetic which is a little tough to see. Hopefully we will look to extubate sometime over the weekend and we are also waiting on a consult from infectious disease.
And so as not to leave the other 2 boys out, I will brag on them a little. Rowan got to move to a big boy bed early this morning; it’s a little open air bed but this is a huge step in him getting to come home 🙂 I’ll try to get some new pictures over the weekend. Finn is set to move to an open air crib tomorrow maybe. I also got to feed both Rowan and Finn from a bottle today; it’s a little hit or miss but they are learning. For now they get to attempt to take 1 feed per shift from a bottle so twice a day. As they improve, they will get more opportunities to eat from the bottle until they are eventually taking all of the feeds from the bottle. Right now the only concerns for them are to gain weight and continue to make progress with their apnea and bradycardia spells.