There was definitely some improvement over Shabos however there is a long road just ahead just to get Eli back to where he was prior to this weeks unplanned hospitalization. He hasn’t left his bed all week, and hasn’t been physically able to do any excercise. Aside from being extremely sick because the DRs are nervous that he is contagious they didn’t allow for him to leave the room which is something that nearly every day he normally does to go out for a few minutes for fresh air. After discussions/arguments I finally convinced the on call DR to let Eli go home today right after Shabos as long as I sign some AMA (against medical advice) forms. The problem then came that the social workers have a new rule that they report anyone that does that to Child Protective Services who can be extreme reshoyim. So there goes that plan and we cant leave. Then I altered the DR that their math is incorrect as they said that Eli needs to be on IV medication 7 days which began Monday yet they don’t want to discharge him until Monday which is 8 days. So BH I won that argument and beezrat Hashem they will discharge Eli as soon as he takes the IV medication in the morning on Sunday.
We have a long road of slowly getting Eli literally back on his feet for the next few days and weeks and IYH we will succeed and get him as strong as ever. The next scheduled treatment is round 7 of 7 of immunotherapy scheduled to start in 2 weeks from Sunday (Jan 5).
There are a ton of people that we always need to thank but this extremely difficult week was made a lot easier with the non stop help with food from Rabbi Ten and Bikur Cholim and their volunteers, Rabbi Korf from Chabad of Los Feliz who came many times this week to visit including on Shabos as always. Then there is my mother who has come every morning this week and every week and doesnt for a second ever stop thinking/calling/ doing/davening for Eli and making everything eaier on us and so that I can take the kids to school and get to work at a early hour before Bassy takes over.
This Shabos I was lucky to have 2 good friends for the seudah in CHLA Yakov Goldstein and Yossi Wilshansky who made a usually extremely boring Friday night into a entertaining and enjoyable one for both me and Eli. Then of course Rabbis Ten and Korf walked in to visit Shabos afternoon to make the day feel semi normal and then we had a special visit from my brother Reuven and Ron Kreisel who is ALWAYS there for us and Eli anytime to give us a break or take care of anything we need. So to all these people we may not properly be able to show you how much you mean to us but you really mean the world and have made a Very tough situation a lot more manageable and to thank we thank you.
On that note please daven that Elimelech Ben Basya is sable to leave in the morning and have a good solid week of only yeshuas and a week of gaining weight, strength and beezrat Hashem good health. A GUT VOCH