Saturday, May 19, 2007

Elijah Update (May 18)

Today has been another up and down day for Elijah. I woke up so excited for Elijah to have this special day. A day to have his vent taken out, a day for his mom to hold him and cuddle with him, a day for many changes.

He got his immunizations today as well so that he will be all set. We are watching the sight like hawks to be sure that he does not have any internal muscle bleeds. He had three lovely nurses with a needle each and on the count of three he received all of his shots.

Elijah was extabated (the tube was removed) around 3:00 p.m. and re-intubated about one hour later. He was just not ready.

One of the nurses said "How do you keep your emotions in check?"

Boy, it is getting tough.

We are trying to figure out how to help him get the energy back so he can take breaths properly. Our doctor feels that he just needs strength and he has lost strength over the past few weeks. So, that is our task. We do not want to rush him. We will take it one day at a time.

I got to hold him for about 10 minutes to try to calm him down before the doctors decided to take him back.

Please continue to pray for Elijah.

Specifically for his strength, to be able to breathe on his own and to do it properly. To circulate things properly. For his heart. He has been working very hard lately to get all his systems in line.

We know that God has all things in His hands and that He holds Elijah so tightly in His hands.

Right now his mom just wants to go to a beach and relax. I remember how much fun and relaxing our honeymoon was and wish we could go back there with Elijah. Maybe God will allow us to do that some day.

Thanks for continuing to keep Elijah in your prayers.

Joel, Judy and Elijah

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