Wednesday, January 2, 2008
We are a little sad because it seems like Elijah is mad at us and doesn't want to really interact with us at all. He is becoming more annoyed with the doctors and nursing staff when they want to examine him, so I know that the medication is finally wearing off. He has also tried to pull out his NG tube (in his nose) and we have to tell him that it has to stay in and so another reason for him to be mad at us. Good news, we had some poop this morning!!! It wasn't a lot, but more than the first time. The oncology doctors stopped by this morning and it was one of the doctors that we haven't met yet. She seemed very pleased with his progress. It's always nice to see them be pleased and optimistic. Elijah is still needing the blow-by oxygen to keep his sats up, it has fallen a few times and his sats drop pretty quickly, so it's clear that he still needs it. The oncology doctors said that they hope to get him to the oncology floor as early as tomorrow, but just like everything else we haven't gotten opinions from the other doctors yet. I don't think much is going on today with treatments for him, so we just have to hope that he starts to feel a little better soon and wants to talk to us. They did transfuse some blood last night and his hemoglobin is up to 10.4, which is almost within normal range, but he definitely looks better and is more alert. I will update later if there is anything to report.