Update from the Hospital
Well... the latest news is that it's possible that the TPN (IV nutrition) is making Ellie sick. We've started noticing a pattern. Every night, after the TPN goes up (it runs overnight for 12 hours) Ellie throws up and then she throws up again first thing in the morning. She is not nauseous during the day or even mostly at night - she just wakes up suddenly and has diarrhea and throws up as soon as we get her to the bathroom. Last night the TPN went up early and she threw up earlier than usual. Oddly enough she didn't do it this morning... but we are still going to discontinue the TPN. She still doesn't feel like eating, but we will keep working on it. We will stay one more night in the hospital and tomorrow she starts the radiation treatments to her legs. (Well, I'm not sure if it's just the setup for radiation tomorrow, but either way the ball starts rolling...)
Thanks so much for your faithfulness to love and pray for Ellie. Please keep praying that she eats. We really want her to be able to get good nutritious food in - and in enough quantity for her to gain weight. Ellie's current weight is 43 pounds. We are also hoping that the radiation does not make her nauseous - it did the last time. I will let you know how it goes!