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,