Good morning, everyone! Lots of answers to prayer in this most recent update from Brenna:
“. . .Today’s update will be short and sweet as there is a lot of activity around here. Elijah is doing much better on the new regimen of meds. Praise God! He usually goes a full three hours between storms and the storms are much less intense in terms of vital signs. What I mean is that his heart rate is kept under 120 and his respirations and sweating are much more controlled as well as his body temperature. He is not grinding his teeth anymore and his jaw is actually relaxed –so much so that he is often seen yawning. He is a bit more awake as he builds up tolerance to all of the drugs he is on. We saw him move his head for the first time on Wednesday (three times) while he was snoozing and he is holding his head up during physical therapy.
He left at 6:30 a.m. to have the clot filter removed. He is on a blood thinner to help prevent clots and they need to remove the filter before he moves to his (and our) new home.
Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital on Hwy 34 in Loveland will be our new home, with the ambulance ridescheduled for tomorrow (Friday) morning at 9:30.
We close a chapter in our lives as ICU residents! As a matter of reflection on the goodness of God and His watch care over Elijah, I thought I would list our gratitude:
I am certain there is more, but I began this at 7 this morning and with all the interruptions of the day am just now sending to Haley at 11:00 PM!!”