Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Day 12-Quick Update

The glimmer of light that began to shine at the end of the tunnel quickly disappeared this morning. At 6am we were informed that a pic line would need to be inserted for IV therapy at home. The protocol for the type of blood infection Elijah has calls for 14 days of IV antibiotic therapy. Thankfully, we can receive the therapy at home with the assistance of a Home Health Nurse.
Since this is a minor surgery done under sedation, Elijah had to go without food for at least 6 hours prior to surgery. By 1:30 in the afternoon we still had not been taken to surgery. After requests to Elijahs nurse and finally a call to his surgeon,we were disappointed to find out surgery had been scheduled for tomorrow morning at 8am.
Since the plan changes as often as the person that delivers the message, I will not committ to us being home tomorrow, although I will admit to being hopeful.

I pray I will be posting a "Welcome Home Elijah" message tomorrow.


m2ederson said...

We are going to claim it that Elijah will be home tomorrow!!!! Many prayers and much love from

Me and the boys

Anonymous said...

Dear Randall and Family,

I have just read the blog for the first time. I have been praying for Elijah but did not know how thing were. I am sorry that you have not been able to go home. I will continue to pray and will send out a prayer request to our prayer warriors at church. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.

Tammy Herrin (assistant to Terry Cherry)
RE/MAX Elite
Columbia, TN

mcstitcher said...

Hi guys. Hope things are moving in the right direction and you get to go home soon. Praying for uplifted spirits and continued strength for all. Love from all of us.

Anonymous said...

Dawn I just wanted to let you know that I am still praying for Elijah and your family and if there is anything I can do please let me know. I am just a phone call away.