- Pray that Elijah’s body would absorb all of the extra fluid. He has gained 30+ lbs of fluid weight in the last 36 hours that his body has not yet absorbed appropriately. This is from a combination of the blood transfusions, IV fluids, the medications he is on to manage pain, and just the initial impact (which was extreme). Pray also that organ systems would function properly, so that all of the fluid can be absorbed quickly.
- They are attempting to take him off of the ventilator tomorrow morning at 5 AM, MST. When they have attempted this before, it has put him in extreme distress, and his vitals change drastically. Pray that his pain would be low enough to allow his body to cope with the procedure.
- Because of the amount of anesthesia that has been necessary to keep him in a coma, Elijah is having violent withdrawal tremors from the anesthesia as they are trying to lessen his sedation.
- Pray that Elijah would regain consciousness, and his pain would be managed!
Autumn’s update: Words from Cinnamon, Autumn’s mom:
“Autumn had her cranial pressure sensor removed and had an MRI today to begin to asses the degree of neurological damage. She had good neuro exams and when her dad asked if she knew he was there she nodded! The docs feel like she is moving past the danger of cranial pressure. The neurologist will see her tomorrow and she is scheduled for a 5 hour surgery on Tuesday to repair facial fractures. Due to these fractures she has a spinal fluid leak from her nose. It has been a miracle in helping to relieve cranial pressure, but there is a risk of infection, so please be in prayer regarding that!! Seeing so many miracles and The Lord working in this!! Thank you for your prayers and going to the throne for our precious children!! They’re having a spinal doc to look at her cervical spine. There might be a subluxation [a partial dislocation], so for the moment they’re keeping the cervical collar on and they don’t want to risk any spinal cord damage. Right now there appears to be no spinal cord damage as she moves all extremities if she’s agitated or during neuro exams.”
Then, a few minutes later, she added:
“We just found out that the spinal team is coming now and will be putting her in traction to stabilize her cervical vertebrae. There could be a minimal chance of damage to her spinal cord. Please pray for wisdom and protection!!!”
Please, continue praying for the parents and siblings of these very loved teenagers . . . each day holds new challenges, new baits toward fear, new tears, and new tests of faith. Thank you for joining them in the fire. Keep praying –without ceasing! We are seeing unbelievable answers to prayer –some instantaneous. Thank you! ~Haley