Monday, October 27, 2008

A New Day!

Dear Loved ones,

Your prayers prevail again!
Elijah's pain has been somewhat suppressed with an aggressive regimen. The pain management team here is great - they've found the right combination to make Elijah much more comfortable.

As my son continues to expand his vocabulary, I find myself asking him things - "who is mama's big boy?" "Where's Daddy?" "Where do we play basketball?" Not one day had gone by that I didn't hear his beautiful little voice. Today was the first day I heard it since Thursday morning. "Mama, Daa-dee, Nana, cookie, and tank-chu". Some people have favorite numbers, favorite days of the week-I now have favorite words...

There were quite a few other accomplishments today-He was able to stand in his bed today! Although he was quite wobbly, he stood, holding on to Nana for a good 15 minutes before falling asleep (see pic). He also had his first meal. It's a good thing he's been sedated b/c had he known he hadn't eaten since Wednesday afternoon, we would all be begging for an "aggressive regimen of pain management"! :)

The only "unfortunate event" of the day was the IV incident. Apparently his IV came out of his ankle which would not have been cause for concern except his pain meds are being administered through a demand pump-through the IV. So once again he had to have a visit with the "IV Therapy Specialist". Elijah found absolutely nothing "special" about the specialist.

We should be home by Wednesday. Our sincere gratitude and love to you all.


mcstitcher said...

That is GREAT news!! So good to see him standing up and eating.

Valencia said...

This is wonderful. God is good. I soo glad to see pictures of little man.

Michelle and Anthony G said...

Little Elijah, you are in our hearts and thoughts constantly. Please get well soon because Anthony wants to play with you, and Ms. Michelle wants to give you a big hug.

We love you!! -Giampaolo Family

jen holt said...

I'm so happy that he is progressing and standing and eating! That's wonderful news! I love the sweet pictures of him.

michelle l said...

It is such a wonderful site to see Elijah standing and he has came so far and not just through this but from the moment God decided that Elijah would be one of his children. Prayers are a wonderful thing and they really are answered

Staci said...

Oh my goodness! I've been reading your blog every day and I can't tell how wonderful it is to see Elijah's precious face. I'm so glad to hear that he is well on his way, but I expected nothing less from this little boy who is always smiling. Please know that you are in in my continued thoughts and prayers.
Love to you all!

Teachers at CCDC said...

We are so happy to see pictures of Elijah, standing and eating. Miss him! Hope you are getting a little rest.
Teachers at CCDC