Well, we started the day with hopes of being discharged, unfortunately, today is not going to be that day. Evan has been running fevers on and off since yesterday afternoon and his pain meds are making him a bit queasy, so his doctor has decided he wants us to stay one more night. If he does well tonight, we should be able to go home first thing tomorrow morning. He is starting to tolerate the pain a bit more and was able to get a lot more rest today. He still isn't eating much, but that does not surprise me at all. He is a picky eater to begin with and, when he is out of his element and needs to feel more in control of his surroundings, he tends to become a lot more selective about what he will and will not allow us to feed him. That in addition to the nausea caused by his pain meds and he just isn't up for food right now. I can imagine that, once he is home and his pain has lessened, he will resume his normal eating routine.
The rest of the family is doing well. My wonderful mother-in-law has been helping Richard hold down the fort at home for the past few days. We have been so fortunate to have her here to help us and really appreciate her willingness to take time out of her own busy life to help us with the kids so that I can be here at the hospital with Evan. The kids love spending time with Grandma DD so this has been a real treat for them. We really are blessed to have such a great support system. Knowing that the other kids are in such good and capable hands definitely makes situations such as these much less stressful.
So, as we settle down for another night in the hospital, we hope and pray that tomorrow morning will bring a happier, healthier Evan and our golden ticket home!