Saturday, March 17, 2007

Elijah Update (2)

Dear Praying Friends,

Thank you so much for your prayers for Elijah. We ask for your continued prayers for our little man. He is doing so well, but he isn't out of the woods yet. Please pray specifically that the cerebral spinal fluid in his head will drain properly. There is still continued swelling. Not as much as before, but his little head still isn't relieving the pressure like it needs.

Please pray that Elijah's veins will open up and move the blood properly. Elijah's neck is swelling. We believe this is because the veins are not moving the blood as fast as the arteries deliver it. This is what was happening last Saturday and Sunday due to clots forming in some major veins.

Please pray that all the swelling, blood clots, and blood flow problems did not and do not adversely affect Elijah's brain.

Our doctors believe their drugs will just keep Elijah alive for just a little bit longer. We believe our God will heal Elijah permanently. We can't wait to take Elijah back to "visit" the doctors in three months and show them what God can do.

Friday we took Elijah's feeding tube out. He has been feeding from a bottle ever since. His aunts have had a great time preparing his bottles and feeding him. While we were in the hospital Elijah was struggling with pain, however his last dose of morphine was Wednesday morning before we left the hospital. He hasn't been in pain and he hasn't needed any morphine. We are so excited about these developments and praise God for delivering Elijah from these two obstacles.

Again, thank you for your prayers and please continue to pray for Elijah's complete healing.

Joel, Judy, and Elijah

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