Sunday, May 10, 2009

A Mother's Day Gift

Most mother's day gifts are tangible, which are nice. My mother's gift however was seeing my daughters biggest smile ever. It is exciting to watch my daughter recover from her surgery. I love watching her be happy and playing. It is a joy to hear her babbling and having her be alert again.
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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Home Sweet Home

Elyza was discharged today. We are now home and doing our best to take care of her. She is eatting better, she is more alert and happy. We are a little nervous to be home. her fontanel is bigger than normal because of the pressure in her head. It is about the size of my palm of my hand. So, now she has a great big soft spot on top of her head which is sunk in. But the doctor said that it would fill in as she grew and developed. In the mean time, we have to be very careful with her. She can't sleep flat anymore, at least for a month. But, we are glad that she is doing so well. We would like to thank all of you for all of your prayers and support.
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Loss of Apatite

Elyza is still having problems with keeping food down. She has also lost her apatite. They told us that it is the change in pressure. We hope she will soon start feeling better.

Friday, May 8, 2009

still recovering

Elyza is currently trying to rest. She is still having a hard time holding down her food. They gave her some medicine early this morning to help with nausia and it appears to b helping. She is also eatting a little more.
Her doctor says that everything looks good. Now We are just waiting for her to hold her food down. We might stay another night.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

tough morning

Elyza had a tough morning.She vomited after her four AM feeding. It was pretty heavy. They finally had to give her some medication to help her stop vometing.
She vometed after her next feeding again. They will probably have her stay another night. On the upside, her head circumference has decreased by 1.25cm.
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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Recovery

Elyza has been eatting ok. She has been running a bit of a temperture and her heart rate has been a bit on the high end. The nurse said that as soon as her temp went down, her heart rate would return to normal.

The outcome

The surgery was a success! They had to put in a shunt. We were hoping that they would not have to do that.
The doctor is feeling good about the surgery. Elyza is kind of sleepy, but she has managed to keep food down. The doctors are saying that if she is doing well by tomorrow, then Elyza will be allowed to go home tomorrow.
Patrice and I are glad to have the surgery over with, but we are also looking forward to when she is fully recovered and back to her cheerful self.
Thanks for your love, prayers and support.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Fasting

We finally got Elyza settled down. We are now going try and get some rest before tommorrow. We are doing a fast fore her tomorrow. Please keep us in your prayers.
Thanks,

Surgery tomorrow

As we wait for tomorrow to arive, Patrice and I are feeling nervous. Elyza Seems to sense that something is about to happen. She hasn't been able to sleep today. She took one good nap today. She has been crying alot and hasn't really been eatting very well.
Patrice wishes there was more that she could do to help Elyza feel better. Our hope is that she will return to being the happy smiling baby she has always been up until these last several days.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Eliza's Special Fund

We have set up an account to help with Eliza's medical expenses. If you would like to donate to help our daughter please go to US Bank and the account is 253150663115. Your donations would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your love and support at this time. You may also donate online by clicking on the button below.

Eliza's Surgery

Eiza is going in for surgery on Wednesday the 6th of May at 6:30 in the morning. She is having head surgery. She developed hydrasephalous which is fluid in her head.You can read more about it by clicking on the link below.
Hydrocephalus Info
Please keep her in your prayers and thanks for all the support from all our family, friends, and ward members.