Thursday, November 11, 2010

Not Much Improvement

There unfortunately is not much improvement to report. The plus side is all of Elias discomfort and issues are explainable and to some degree validated. It is just very difficult to watch him suffering like he is. Particularly, when we are so accustomed to seeing him bounce back so quickly.

The easiest way to describe the issues is that Elias has a lot of retained gas at the moment. It is filling up the empty space as shown on his x-ray, but is beginning to also put compressed pressure on his organs. This is causing additional discomfort. The incision and surgical site is not seeming to bother him. We are continuing the every 4 hour valium around the clock to keep him as relaxed as possible.

This morning has been particularly rough for Elias. He has vomited several time already. Considering he has not eaten since Sunday morning one could imagine how particularly painful that has been. He has also been crying out more than normal, needing more frequent suction, and unaccepting of any physical contact. This includes loving contact. Can't say I blame him though.

The goals for today are to keep Elias as comfortable as we can and to hope he finally passes stool and some of that gas. Thank you all for your continued thoughts and prayers. We greatly appreciate it.

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