6/5/15 (Elijah’s transfer day!)

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:


1. The truck landed on it’s wheels, in the southbound lanes of I-25…yet they were not struck by oncoming traffic – nor did their car strike someone else.
2. Of the first people at the scene, one was an off duty paramedic and the other a nurse.  They helped in all of the first responder/life saving measures for Elijah so that he did not bleed to death
3. Elijah is a rare statistic to survive a double femur open fracture.
4. He was coherent at the scene and became more lucid in the ER as the doctor talked with him during the 1½ hours before surgery.
5. Doctors were able to set his legs and repair his feet – they look like feet now.
6. Fatty emboli did not settle in his internal organs or his lungs (often a fatal result)
7. Despite a very severe seatbelt injury (still is healing like a burn wound) Elijah suffered no internal injuries.
8. We got to talk to him in the ER, and see him valiantly dealing with the severe pain of his injury.
9. The faith-building support and encouragement of the body of Christ.
10. The physical healing of Elijah’s wounds.
11. Elijah’s storms are under control and he is able to experience rest.


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!!” 



17 thoughts on “6/5/15 (Elijah’s transfer day!)

  1. We Praise you Father. You are so good. Gratitude to all your servants at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center for ministering to Elijah. Such a good report.

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  2. Jesus, I am resting, resting in the joy of what Thou art; I am finding out the greatness of Thy loving heart.
    Thou hast bid me gaze upon Thee, and Thy beauty fills my soul, for by Thy transforming power, Thou hast made me whole.

    Ever lift Thy face upon me, as I work and wait for Thee; resting neath Thy smile Lord Jesus, earth’s dark shadows flee.
    Brightness of my Father’s glory, sunshine of my Father’s face, keep me every trusting, resting , fill me with Thy grace

    Jesus, I am resting, resting in the joy of what Thou art; I am finding out the greatness of Thy loving heart


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  3. We’re praying for journey mercies for Elijah today. This note is coming from Lincoln, NE. You don’t us, but we are praying for Elijah and Autumn. God hears all the prayers from near and far! Blessings to all as you move to this “new home”. We know the Schwinns, through our daughter, Rebecca Loose in Thornton, CO – they attend the same church

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  4. Praying for Elijah and for Autumn daily. So thankful for each and every updated post! It gives us specifics to pray for all of you. Remembering how our family was lifted up in prayer from people (many whom we will never get to meet, let alone thank) all over the country during our year of medical storms. God will see you through this. May He richly bless you for your faith walk. But seriously, praying for you…every day.
    Alabama TeenPact Mom
    (Elijah was at SE Survival with my kids!)

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  5. Praying without ceasing, watching the miracles unfold before our eyes. Lifting all who are involved with Elijah and Autumn’s journey up to our almighty Father for continued healing, strength, wisdom and courage. Randy & Brenna love you all. Wish I was a lot closer but because I can’t think of this . . . When you feel the warmth of the sun on your skin, that’s me giving you a hug. God is good. Love-n-hugs Deb
    Romans 12:12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

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  6. Hurrah, we are friends of Cinnamon and Scotts. Scott used to work for us and I have been following your updates, thank you all for all that you have done. We are praying for you all. Luann & Dean Stone

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  7. I appreciate these updates so much. In the sense that Elijah and Autumn are progressing, and because of the Lord’s hand in it all. It bolsters faith for all of us as we hear of this amazing journey these 2 kids are on. God bless. Kathi Gadbury

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  8. You don’t know me, but am a friend of friend (Shirley Borgialli). I live near Loveland. If you guys need anything while you are here, please contact me. Even a cup of coffee and a chat. Praying for everyone.

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  9. When I was child, a visiting pastor told this story:
    A man was praying for a job. He prayed three times a day for a week, but nobody called him back. He then stopped praying. His four year old daughter asked him why he stopped. “Don’t you think that God hears your prayers?” She asked. The man smiled and said that he felt like his prayers hit the ceiling and go no further. His child laughed at his lack of faith. “No, Daddy!” she said confidently, “Our prayers ride rockets to get to God! They will blast through ANY roof!”

    There is a God in Heaven who hears our prayers, and there are rockets that make sure that the prayers get there.

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  10. “15 Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,

    16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;

    17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:

    18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,” Ephesians 1:15-18

    I Praise You Lord Jesus for pouring out Your Mercy on Elijah and his precious family. All Praise belongs to You.

    Lowry family, you are dearly loved.
    -the Brumbaughs

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  11. Just realized that God may have answered another of my prayers. I had prayed that Elijah could consult with the docs that my husband had for back surgery…Rocky Mtn Assoc and Orthopedic. As well as, have access to UNC Fort Collins. both of our experiences were second to none, as are our friend here in Gillette and Casper. If this is so I am praising God yet again!

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  12. We do not know Autumn or Elijah or their families. My husband was driving southbound on I25 as the accident occured. He saw so much so quickly but was unable to stop quickly enough to be of help. He was heartbroken and we have followed Autumn and Elijah on this blog. We are grateful to know of their progress and pray daily for everyone. Your faith is humbling and inspiring. God Bless.

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    • Thank you so much for praying, and for following along on this journey with us. We are always interested to hear of people who witnessed the accident; we’ve had lots of our questions answered by people reaching out, and we so appreciate it. If either of the families wanted to contact your husband, would you all be willing to answer a few questions about the accident?
      || Haley


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