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.