From Randy, Elijah’s father:
“Praise God, Elijah is now breathing on his own. The medical staff was also able to decrease his sedation medication to zero today, and are now only utilizing pain medications; this should allow for increased alertness and awareness as we wait for Elijah to awaken.
Staple sutures were removed at three laceration sites on his body, two located on his head and the third on his left elbow. Again, we are thankful for the miracle of healing the Lord provides each of us, and especially how quickly this has occurred for our young man.
Elijah also underwent his first physical therapy session as the therapists moved his arms and legs and then sat him up in bed.
I’ve begun reading to Elijah one of his favorite books, Pilgrim’s Progress, and as I read I can’t help but see somewhat of a parallel storyline with our current journey. Regardless of the road we are called to walk, we can be thankful for God’s faithfulness. 1 Corinthians 1:9 –“God is faithful.”
Thank you for continuing to pray that Elijah will wake in the Lord’s time, and that through this ordeal the Lord Jesus will be glorified. Phil 4:4.”