Good morning everyone! We had another great night Eli has lost over a pound of fluids, and he is still peeing!!!! All his levels are where they need to be, and at 4pm he is getting his MRI. Those are all the steps forward, but like I wrote about in our earlier post we always have a step back as well. Eli’s Kidneys are finally reacting to all he has been through with medicine, and trauma. They are just starting to show an elevated creatinine level. This may mean dialysis in the very near future.
We need to continue to pray for Elijah to have good results from his MRI, that his kidney’s hang in there, that he remains stable with his gases, blood pressure and pulse ox. Pray for the surgeons and medical staff that God will work through their hands to heal our miracle boy.
What I have reflected on for the past day is all the little things that have brought joy to us. Elijah peeing!! Holding the little mans hand, a glimpse at his eyes (I had never seen him with his eyes open and got to see this twice yesterday). Eli’s facial expressions, he was unhappy being moved yesterday and showed it on his face (he almost cried). To everyone else I’m sure you are thinking she was happy when E almost cried? However for us to look at our son who had been paralyzed for 4 days and see him react was amazing. when I feel him respond to me by moving his little toe or foot. When Eli holds daddy’s finger. Today he has clothes on that I bought him, I envisioned him wearing everyday since they were purchased. ( I would run around the house and hold the giraffe hat up and say” isn’t this so sweet?” Ron would say with not much excitment in his voice “yes Honey”).
Eli and Lexi had face time last night and she talked to him and saw him get cleaned up and repositioned. Just so many great moments I am so lucky to have.
I am aching to hold Elijah, a true ache that can’t be explained. It’s like wanting something so bad that it suffocates you. I lay my head next to him and can’t keep my lips off his chubby checks. My heart throbs, the throat tightens, I can’t speak, tears well, then I can’t control it, they come. Thank you God! Elijah is here and breathing life and we feel you holding both of us.
Dr Crowley just came and told us they put Elijah on the surgical board for Friday morning.
It’s a zoo of a morning!