Thursday, October 23, 2008

Message to Our Loved Ones-Post Surgery

Hello friends & family!

Here is an update about Elijah:
(I will also be posting a blog about our journey and his recovery updates at It should be up by tomorrow evening. )

Elijah went into surgery at about 7:30 this morning. He was heading to recovery at about 3:45 this afternoon. The larger tumor was removed and the smaller one was found to be the same type so the entire right side of the liver was removed successfully - he had a bit of blood loss so he was transfused. Unfortunately he has now been moved to ICU due to his bronchopulminary dysplasia (immature lungs). He is having trouble coming out of anesthesia, his oxygen levels dropped a bit too low, and his lungs aren't functioning at full capacity. He is back on a ventilator and will spend at least a few nights in ICU. We should have the pathology report by Monday morning.

We ask that only family visit while he's in ICU but we should be back in post-op recovering by the weekend and will be able to have more visitors at that time.

Thanks so much for the prayers, messages, and calls. We have been so blessed with many loving and caring people in our lives. We are truly thankful.

In lieu of flowers/gifts please donate in his name (Elijah Ezekiel Williams) to the March of Dimes.