Thursday, July 22, 2010

The road to recovery

So surgery went really well yesterday. The surgeon said everything went great and they were really happy with the outcome. Then the time came for us to see him and as much as they prepare you and as much as you prepare yourself you are never quite ready. All of the wires and tubes and machines still gave us a gut check.
His progress though has been really good. He had some issues initially with his blood pressure but has done well. They have told us that everyday there will be a goal towards chipping away to the ultimate goal of going home. The goal for today is to start weening him off of the breathing machine. He has done great so far. So we continue to wait and chip and cheer at small victories.
Again we are overwhelmed by the love and support that we have gotten from family and friends. You guys are the best and we love you all.


  1. We love you guys!! Eli is in our thoughts and prayers.

    John and Jessica Wilson

  2. "Babies are bits of stardust, blown from the hand of God."- Barretto
    Love you all, Whittemore family!

    Josh and Ally Sandoval

  3. We have been praying for your family and little Eli.. So glad to hear that everything is going well. We are hoping to get up there to see you in the next couple days.. Gloria K

  4. cheering with you in the small victories! Praying for Grace as you walk the day to day. Love youguys MASSIVE!

    The Landis Fam