Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Day forty-one: we're still here

We're still here.
Although Elliot HAS proven he can {occaisonally} take all of his bottle, he still needs to be tube-fed a few times a day at this point. Technically, he needs to be able to take full feeds on his own for 48 straight hours before he can come home. His doctors are still debating whether to wait until he can do this, or to send him home with his feeding tube.
Honestly, I would feel 100x better if he came home with the tube, simply because I know my son and he is STUBBORN. What happens if I take him home and he simply refuses to eat? He's done it before and it would be nice to have the feeding tube as a last resort. Otherwise, he could very well end up back in the hospital again... and that is the LAST thing I want to happen!
Aaron has to go back to Korea on Saturday. In the meantime, Elliot is still in the hospital, but we're hoping that he migggghhhtttt be able to come home before then.

Here he is, eating his fingers :)

And staring at the toys on his bouncy seat, which, by the way, is the one thing we could NOT live without. Those vibrations make his tummy feel so much better!

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  1. Yeah Alyson loved her bouncy seat, but she grew out of it a while ago lol. She is too long for it now.
    Hopefully you get to take him home before he has to go back to Korea!!

    The Sweetest Life

  2. He is so precious. I hope he can go home before your hubby has to go back to Korea.

  3. I hope Eliott gets to come home soon ... I can't imagine what you're going through.

  4. Thinking about you, I will pray extra hard that you get to take that little man home before the hubs goes back to Korea.

  5. Hang in there Jess. I hope he gets to come home too before hubby leaves on Sat. Sending love and prayers your way! xoxo

  6. Don't worry, he'll be home with you before you know it! Hopefully before your husband leaves.

  7. I really hope Elliot gets to go home before your husband has to go back! That would be such a great moment!
    Bouncy seats are the best!


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