Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Great Escape

We are finally home!!!!

Elijah was able to have the Pic line inserted for antibiotic therapy at home. Due to the infection in the blood he has been under strict monitoring and since his fevers continue to spike, a CT Scan was ordered to rule out the spread of infection to his heart. Although the scan showed some fluid collection where the right lobe of the liver was, the overall results from the scan were favorable and we were released around 6:30 pm.

Elijah still has some pain - the source we can't seem to identify. But his appetite is up, as are his spirits, and we are so grateful to have him home.

He has more testing (renal, audiology, lab) on Friday. Once those results are known we will have a plan of action for chemo and followup therapy.

Thank you for your prayers, support, and love.
Dawn~

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is great news !!! I am so happy to hear this. I know you are all elated to be home. Things are looking up!!! You guys are always in our thoughts and prayers.

Much love,
Ms. Johnson, Lil' Miss Johnson and the other Johnson's

Mam said...

Hallelujah! My thoughts and prayers are with you on this journey. God bless you. Love, m

m2ederson said...

That is awesome news!!!! He will really start to heal faster in the warmth and comfort of y'alls home. Everything looks brighter when you aren't constantly being poked and prodded at all hours of the day..

Lover and prayers always!
-me and boys

mcstitcher said...

Praise the Lord!!!!! That is great news. Love to you all.

Fannia said...

I'm so happy to hear that Elijah is home!! Being at home among familiar surroundings will be an important part of his healing. I apologize for not coming by to see him yet; we just haven't found a window of oppotunity with all the craziness around here, but please know you all are NEVER far from my thoughts. I pray for you all daily, and will conintue to do so. Hope to see you soon.

Love to you all
The Fosters

Valencia said...

So glad you guys are at home. I know you miss the brownies. See you soo and kiss my boy for me.

A said...

Aww, I'm sooo glad he's home! I hope things have gone well since this last update and that he is not in pain. I pray for you all every day! Love you and I will keep praying for Elijah's speedy recovery and for lots of play time to come!

Solly

Anonymous said...

I send you prayers of hope, comfort and healing. May the Lord be with you and all those medical personnel who use every bit of their skill and knowledge to heal Elijah.