Tuesday, February 24, 2009


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! :)


Elizabeth said...

I'm so glad you all are home and I hope Sir Noah starts feeling better. I have also heard that this flu - Tagaflu doesn't touch! Aye!

Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers,

Anonymous said...

WELCOME HOME!! That is wonderful news!! Will continue to pray for everyone!! Thanks for keeping us all updated!!!
Hugs and Blessings,

Aep said...

Am glad you are all home!!! Hope that the next few days and weeks bring good and healthy news. Prayer for your recovery, Elliot's tests, and Noah's recovery!!
Hugs and prayers!

Rosie said...

Glad to hear that everyone is home now! We are praying that Elliot has a good chest x-ray on Monday and a successful hearing test next week! We also hope that Noah recovers quickly from his flu :(


Weylin and Tori said...

Life sure is never dull for your family, but would you have it any other way? It would be so boring! We are so glad to hear that Mr. Elliot decided to read that good behavior guide so you could all be together under one roof tonight! You are in our thoughts and prayers for health, strength, and healing! We love you guys and miss you tons!

The Douglas

bikurgurl said...

Yeah :) I know how happy you are to have all your boys together at last!! Life is full of excitment and drama, and God blessed you with the ability to handle it all with grace and love :)

We love you all and miss you terribly!! We're praying for continued quick recoveries :)

Love, Kelly and the Boys

FaithCDH said...

What fantastic news! I sure hope that poor Noah feels better soon. That is noooo fun at all. Take care you 5!
Amy, Steve, ^Faith^, and baby girl

FaithCDH said...

I love looking at the pictures of Elliot...he is just too precious for words. (Noah I still love you too!) I am so happy for you and Brian. It's great to have such amazing friends. I will try to get the NB outfits out ASAP, in case he grows quickly!

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the world Baby Elliot!!

We are so HAPPY to hear that you are ALL home together!! We will continue to pray that you all stay healthy and that Elliot's test go well!

Megan, Nick and Riley Demeester

Sky + Carla said...

I'm glad Elliot is home now :) He's adorable.

~ Carla