I almost can't believe it! This week has felt like months, but we were able to bring our Elliot home today! His morning started very early with shots, hearing tests, that fun little surgery for boys, and another chest x-ray. The x-ray is still of concern as it does not show any improvement from the first two. The good thing is that Elliot is breathing fine, eating fine, and showing no clinical signs of a problem. The Dr's do not know at this point why the x-ray has not cleared even after 7 days of strong antibiotics. We are to have another chest x-ray on Monday (outpatient) and will see his pediatrician afterwards. If the chest x-ray still does not show improvement then he may have to have a CT scan. He didn't pass his hearing test either so we will have having another one next week as well. I don't think they were concerned about his hearing too much and are hoping after being home a few days they will get a better reading.
I saw my Dr on the way out and all seems to be healing fine. I will have my bladder scan 1 week from today and hopefully be able to say goodbye to my little "friend" if it shows that everything has healed.
Poor Noah has the flu and is a sick little boy. We have heard that the current strain of flu virus is taking about a week to manifest. Zane had it the day Elliot was born so it has been exactly 1 week. He has a slight fever and has been sleeping all day. He won't eat or drink and has had a few episodes of wretching as well. We are hoping he has a quick recovery and that neither Brian and I will catch it. Elliot should be protected according to the Dr's because I am breastfeeding. I hope they are right. Zane's was jut 24hours, so I am praying Noah is feeling better by tomorrow. I can't stand seeing him so miserable and I can't even hold him...
We wanted to thank everyone so much for all the phone calls, messages, cards, gifts, visits, ect, ect. Everyone has been so wonderful and we can't tell you how much we appreciate each of you and what you have done for us. We are so grateful to our parents as well for watching the kids for us this past week. I know they both had a great time spending so much time with you! We just can't convey how much it means that you are there for us, without hesitation, especially when the unexpected happens. We are hoping for a drama-free lifestyle from now on! :)