Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Unfortunately, the results from yesterday's swallow study were not good. Because of Elie's paralyzed vocal chord, she is unable to swallow without aspiration. This means she will be unable to take food through her mouth, and she will come home on a feeding tube. We do not know how long she will be on a tube, or if her vocal chord will ever heal. It is nauseating to know that a mistake from a routine PDA surgery has caused Eliot so much pain.

We have seen miracles happen, however, and we are praying for another to bless this baby.


Viking said...

I am so sorry to hear about poor Miss Ellie. We'll keep sending good vibes her way. She WILL get better.

Anonymous said...

We are all praying and thinking of Elie here in Oz, Love Carissa

Anonymous said...

Many are praying for her and sending good thoughts her way...we hope this is some comfort to you all.

Rich Kresge said...

Awww, poor Miss Ellie. Lets hope that when she gets home, she will turn into a different baby just like her brother Owen. Even if her vocal cord is not healed when she goes home, maybe once she gets home to her own room without all that hospital noise and commotion,she will grow and the healing will come. We will be thinking good thoughts for her.

Eunice & Rich