Thursday, August 27, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Our boy Eli

Hey everyone,
Just a short post - Eli is not doing so well tonight. The docs keep adding machines to keep Eli alive. And meds as well for different reasons. So Dr. B will look at Eli tomorrow and see if there is anything else "medically" that can be done to help our little guy out. We know that not many of his major organs are working properly and the meds and machines are taking their toll on his little body. His poor little heart that was repaired twice now is on a pacemaker.

We need prayer tonight and tomorrow as we say goodbye to our little sweetheart. Eli is such a blessing and we've been so fortunate to have him with us for this time.
Thanks for all the support and prayers.
Lots of love to all,

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Eli Harris Robinson

Hello to all,

Our son has arrived!!! Eli was born on August 5th and entered the world with much prayer and celebration. We knew there was a problem with his little heart but on all accounts the delivery went very smoothly. Eli was taken away by the NICU team of ladies about 10 minutes after birth. We were able to hold him for a couple of minutes before he had to get over to the Children's hospital.

Todd was following right behind and said Eli was hurried over very quickly. Eli had to have a procedure right away where the docs had to make a larger hole in the septum? Man Todd and I are getting a crash course in heart anatomy and all other major organ info. I'm a little overwhelmed and am going to be doing a lot of research in the next couple of weeks to prepare myself for Eli's treatment at home etc.

Anyway, I'm not going to get into all the nitty gritty details but we're on a rollercoaster right now. Eli is recovering from his first major heart surgery as we speak and is getting stable. He had a rough time yesterday and his "levels" were getting low. Things are looking better today and we keep getting good updates. Keep us and him in your prayers please.

We are so grateful to everyone who has helped us so far. We have had an amazing number of people come to visit the hospital, bring us food, give us money, gifts (refrigerator, gift cards, etc.) clean our house, mow our yard, watch the kiddos, and just pray and love us. We feel the arms of the Lord hugging us from all our loved ones. The nurses and docs at Vandy have been amazing and sooo comforting. The bedside manner with everyone so far has been just wonderful!!! We feel very blessed....I'll keep updating as I can.

Lots of love,

Sunday, August 2, 2009

New Cousin

Hey everyone,
I have a new cousin named Ella who just arrived last week back east. This is my cousin Chris and his wife Martina's first baby. Also my aunt Bert's first grandbaby!!! How exciting!!! We're so happy for them.....

And another update on Eli - we're giving birth on Tuesday the 4th. So two days away we'll be at the hospital and I'll be posting as soon as we know what's going on with little Eli's heart.

Lots of love and please pray!

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