Friday, October 10, 2008

Elijah Update (October 2008)

For new readers to this blog, the following update is about a strong and brave little guy named Elijah, born February 6, 2007. His mom and I worked together at Rift Valley Academy in 1996-1999. Elijah has Hemophilia B, but more importantly, he has a worldwide prayer support team! Since my initial post about Elijah and his mom's initial update the very next day, posting updates from Elijah's parents on this blog is a small way I can give support from far away and generate much-needed prayer for Elijah's continued growth and healing. So please, join the praying!

Hello everyone... Elijah has a little brother!

Isaiah Joel Fitzgerald was born Thursday, October 09,
2008 at 12:25 PM. He weighs 7 lbs 6 oz and is around 20 inches long. He is a beautiful little boy with just a little bit of dark hair and dark eyes. He was very ready to meet the world as labor only lasted one hour or less. He is very happy to snuggle up with his mother and of course ready to eat.

We are very grateful for all the prayers with the delivery going
quickly and no complications. Isaiah had his chord blood taken, and we will know soon if he has Hemophilia or not. Please pray with us for God's will.

We are so blessed! Thank you.

Joel, Judy, Elijah and Isaiah

Edited Saturday to add:
Well we just can’t keep ourselves from sharing the wonderful news with you. We received the call yesterday afternoon from the Hemophilia clinic in Kansas City. They had tested Isaiah’s blood, and he does NOT have hemophilia. Isaiah’s factor IX level was above 25%. If he had hemophilia his factor level would have been below 4% like his big brother. This also means that Isaiah is not a carrier and he won’t pass it on to his children.

We are very thankful to God that Isaiah doesn’t have hemophilia and we pray that he will be a best friend to Elijah and help him manage his hemophilia.

Thanks for continuing to pray with us!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the update! It looks like Elijah is doing well - and thankfully his baby brother has been blessed as well! What a beautiful family! Thanks again! Be safe! xo Oink in NC