Elijah update 10/4/10

I’m putting this in my Brag blog category because I am SO proud of Elijah for being a Fighter and also, of his Mama, who has unselfishly taken all this upon her shoulders and just deals with it!

I went and picked up Elijah and him Mom from the hospital yesterday. They had been there for 2 weeks. That UTI he had in Indiana never cleared up and so 102 fever sent him to hospital and there he stayed. Since he was in the hospital already and wasn’t gaining weight at the rate they are looking for, he had his 2nd surgery. They attached a feeding tube to his stomach. He did gain 2.5 lbs while in the hospital and the chunkier he gets the cuter he gets! He now is 12lbs!  Him gaining weight is So important for him, so that he can reach mile stones like sitting up and crawling. And more surgery’s. I guess the plan now is to get him to 22lbs so that he can have his Kidney transplant surgery.

For those of you who may be interested there is a foundation that supports kids like Elijah.

Fetal Hope Foundation… http://www.fetalhope.org

Also, we as in Emily, Lee and Elijah and myself are driving up to Jacksonville, FL to walk the 5k in support for the Fetal Hope Foundation. You can find information about this event and others on the above link. I am passionate about this of course because I have a direct link to it. But, when you gain more awareness of these issues you will realize that this could happen to any of us.

Baby Elijah Update

Wow! did we have a scare this week with my nephew Elijah! We thought that we were going to have to start the dialysis and his kidneys were shutting down faster than we expected! But this is not the case. He just has a UTI that caused him to become a little dehydrated and his levels to sky rocket. So for all you who put him in your prayers we (OUR FAMILY) thanks you!

Praying for a Happy beginning to a great life

I added a new page to my blog. “Elijah the Magnificent” This is the story of my nephew and his fight to live. He was born with many complications and is fighting to surpass his odds. He is one of my life’s greatest joys.

Despite his Odd’s Eli has managed to be one of the best babies. Happy, smiling, full of personality and a delight to be with.