Eli is doing well. However, he’s a bit cranky when he’s awake. The doc thinks he might have a headache as a result of his surgery. One of the changes they made this time was closing the stint in his heart, resulting in increased blood pressure and swelling from his chest up to his head. It takes a bit for the pressures to equal out. The doc said the headache can last up to a week. I can feel the swelling in his head as his soft spot is still pretty firm. Pray that the pressures equalize and the headache goes away.
He’s sleeping now and has been for awhile. We’ll be headed home for dinner a little later. Thank you for your prayers.
Eli is eating like a champ. He’s eaten twice since we’ve been here; first six ounces then 6.5 ounces. That’s way more than usual, but the nurses said he didn’t eat much during the night when he was awake. He’s back to sleep again. After his first feeding he slept over 3.5 hours. We’ll see how long he sleeps this time.
We’re hanging out with Eli this morning. He was trying to eat a bit when we got here, but it wasn’t quite working for him. Thankfully, Megan thought to bring one of his bottles from home. As soon as he latched onto that thing, he went to town. He ate six ounces in all. He was hungry.
Eli slept pretty well during the night. They said he slept from 10pm to 4:30am. That’s a pretty good stretch considering what he’s been through. He’s asleep now and has been for the last 40 minutes. Pray he continues to sleep and eat well so we can take him home soon.