Words from Randy, Elijah’s father:
“Elijah was transferred from the Cheyenne hospital to the Northern Colorado Long Term Acute Hospital on Friday, June 5th. The ambulance ride to the new facility went well, with no issues for him. During the gurney ride outdoors from the ambulance to the new hospital entry Elijah’s eyes were open, and though at this point we cannot truly gauge facial expressions, I am confident he was enjoying the fresh air.
At the new hospital, the activity level was intense, with nurses examining him to assess and understand his condition, as well as questioning Brenna & me about his medical history. As all of this occurred, the timing for his medications slipped by the new staff; this, coupled with a lack of communication between the two hospitals regarding the historical medication regimen, set the stage for Elijah to experience a neural storm like we have not witnessed in some time. The ‘storm’ lasted over an hour before it was completely controlled. After consultation with Elijah’s doctor, we were able to reach a common understanding regarding the treatment requirements and the nurses were able to stabilize his condition. Following the transfer, he had two restful days of recuperation over the weekend.
We have begun to note increased eye movement when his eyes are open. In fact, on Sunday, as he was looking toward me while I kneeled by his bed, the nurse entered the room near the foot of his bed and his gaze moved to where she was…another inch-stone.
Please pray for Elijah’s next MRI on June 8th – we are hopeful there will be improvement from the two previous MRI and that there is no swelling in his brain. Thank you for your faithful prayer and support; my family and I continue to be encouraged and strengthened as we witness the ministering body of Christ.”