Monday, June 9, 2014
Surgery Day Update
It's late here and has been one of the longest day of our lives but we wanted to give you all a quick update. Eli's surgery went really well. The surgery took just about 2.5 hours. We met with the surgeon and he was really pleased with how everything went. They were able to take out his breathing tube (which is shown below, warning it may be a little graphic) a couple hours after the surgery. The nurses have him pretty sedated in order to keep him comfortable and from pulling on lines. They are keeping him on morphine for the time being to take care of any pain. He has really been a champ.
Every once in a while he will try to talk to Kati and I. It is comforting to know that he knows we are here with him. It is comforting to know that you all are here with us. We have felt each and everyone of you close to us. Through messages and text. Prayers and words of love. We are given strength through you. And we are forever grateful.
We still have a ways to go. Eli will begin to be taken off of meds and start to try and get up and walk around. The next several days will be difficult for all of us, but as you can see by this backwards progression of photos, he has already come so far.
Oh, tomorrow Maggie and Aunt Drea come. We are really excited and know that Eli will be too!!