Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Morning Update-1-14-2009

Well this morning I guess is going to be from the perspective of Jason. Rita is busy holding our little guy in these early hours. He had a pretty rough night last night. He started running a really high fever and his oxygen saturation levels kept dropping. He's on a pretty high rate of oxygen now to keep his levels kinda up. We are taking him home today. I guess that's a good thing in itself even if it's not under the circumstances we would like. There's nothing else the hospital can really do for his breathing issues and we would like to spend time just as a family together with the friends that we have in a comfortable setting. Everything has progressed so rapidly. He has not had the best morning. The child life people came by today and brought soothing music and put some things together so we would have some mementos of our little one. They made a hand mold, hand print and foot print, and took a lock of his hair and put those items in a nice keepsake box for us. The lady was really sweet. She was a little touched because she was actually giving Eli his first haircut. Other than that the ambulance to bring him home is scheduled to pick him up at 2pm.

We are just waiting to be at home and spend our time with our precious gift. It has only been a little short while but Eli has brought more joy to my life than any other thing. You just don't know how much you can really love something sometimes. He has shown me the true love I have for my wife and the more that it grows every day seeing her loving on him. The small things in life are really what's important and are really life itself. If nothing else he has taught me this. I thank all of you that read this and support us and maybe we'll have an update a little later on.


Anonymous said...

I am so glad ya'll are going home. Crista has done a great job on keeping me informed on Eli. We are all still praying for each and everyone of you. May God be with you in this time.

Anonymous said...

I am so happy that you guys are getting to go home. Eli is blessed to have such strong parents who are fighting along with him!
Love you guys so so much

Anonymous said...

I agree...Eli is truly blessed to have two of the most loving, caring..simply wonderful parents! My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you.
Luvs, Shalini

Eddie said...

I love you Rita you are like my sister, I miss you and I know nothing I could say will make you feel any better or help the situation but if you need anything from me at all don't hesitate to ask. My email is I wish I could be there, I hate that we're so far apart, but Eli is a fighter, he's proven that time and time again and so are you and Jason. Tell your mom I love her and am thinking of her also. We all need to remember there is no promise of tomorrow so we should live each day as if it were our last. Remember you guys are the best parents a baby could have and should be very proud. We will be thinking of you all everyday here,
you are in our minds, hearts and prayers.
Love Ya Sis,

Anonymous said...

I was made aware of your blog through MySpace. I don't usually look into these but I'm glad I did. Little Eli's story has touched my heart in a way I can't explain. That beautiful little gift from God was absolutely brought to you for a reason. Angels are among us and I believe he is one. I can't imagine the emotions you must experience on a daily basis or an hourly basis for that matter. I will continue to pray for your family and keep you in my thoughts.