Our baby boy is a week old today! We are hoping this is the day we get some answers. Elijah is now scheduled for surgery sometime this week. We are hoping he gets it today but we have no gaurantees on when because quite a few things have to all line up. A bed must be available in NICU in case something goes wrong in surgery. A spot must open up in the operating room. Elijah needs to be in a good condition and well rested and fed.
The surgery is called some kind of scope....we have been getting too many words to know the exact one right now. It's to much at once. They are looking mainly for two things but there could be a whole HANDFUL of things that it could be. They are mostly looking for an anterior glottic web or a layngo malacia.
Here are our hopes and prayers:
That Elijah will have had a good night this last night with no episodes.
That today will be an episode free day allowing Elijah all the rest and feeding possible.
That a spot will open up so we can have the surgery sooner rather than later.
That the surgery will go amazingly smoothly. There are so many things that can go wrong that at first I was in complete shock and panic after talking to the doctors. It is so terrifying to let them put your baby to sleep, to cut them, to do all those terrible things on your newborn. Please pray that the doctors have smooth skilled hands, easily find what they are looking for and make absolutely no mistakes. Pray that Elijah will come out of surgery easily and will not have any complications.
Pray that they will find what they are looking for, hopefully a web because then they can immediately do the surgery and hopefully if all goes well and he has no episodes after we can take him home in a few days. Please pray that this will be the case.
Pray that they easily fix his problem.
Pray that he recovers incredibly quickly with no complications and has no trouble breathing or eating after surgery.
Pray that he will no longer have oxygen desaturations after surgery.
Pray that the surgery will be what he needs to correct his problem and that he can come home in a couple of days a very healthy happy baby boy.
Pray for our daughter who is lonely for us and missing her brother.
Pray for our nerves and they are fried completely.
Pray for our health as I am getting a little sick and Little Lady still has a cold.
Pray for Ernest's school as until this is worked out he will be missing classes and therefore may fail the semester.
PRAY THAT OUR BABY BOY WILL PULL THROUGH THIS SURGERY AND COME OUT A HEALTHY NEWBORN THAT WE CAN HAVE IN OUR HOME!!!!
Thank you for all your prayer and support.