Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Our baby boy is a week old today! We are hoping this is the day we get some answers. Elijah is now scheduled for surgery sometime this week. We are hoping he gets it today but we have no gaurantees on when because quite a few things have to all line up. A bed must be available in NICU in case something goes wrong in surgery. A spot must open up in the operating room. Elijah needs to be in a good condition and well rested and fed.

The surgery is called some kind of scope....we have been getting too many words to know the exact one right now. It's to much at once. They are looking mainly for two things but there could be a whole HANDFUL of things that it could be. They are mostly looking for an anterior glottic web or a layngo malacia.

Here are our hopes and prayers:
That Elijah will have had a good night this last night with no episodes.
That today will be an episode free day allowing Elijah all the rest and feeding possible.
That a spot will open up so we can have the surgery sooner rather than later.
That the surgery will go amazingly smoothly. There are so many things that can go wrong that at first I was in complete shock and panic after talking to the doctors. It is so terrifying to let them put your baby to sleep, to cut them, to do all those terrible things on your newborn. Please pray that the doctors have smooth skilled hands, easily find what they are looking for and make absolutely no mistakes. Pray that Elijah will come out of surgery easily and will not have any complications.
Pray that they will find what they are looking for, hopefully a web because then they can immediately do the surgery and hopefully if all goes well and he has no episodes after we can take him home in a few days. Please pray that this will be the case.
Pray that they easily fix his problem.
Pray that he recovers incredibly quickly with no complications and has no trouble breathing or eating after surgery.
Pray that he will no longer have oxygen desaturations after surgery.
Pray that the surgery will be what he needs to correct his problem and that he can come home in a couple of days a very healthy happy baby boy.
Pray for our daughter who is lonely for us and missing her brother.
Pray for our nerves and they are fried completely.
Pray for our health as I am getting a little sick and Little Lady still has a cold.
Pray for Ernest's school as until this is worked out he will be missing classes and therefore may fail the semester.

Thank you for all your prayer and support.


Frank & Ellie said...

Carissa, I think about you guys often during the day and always say a prayer. I pray that everything turns out awesome and that you are able to take Elijah home soon.

LaViss said...

Praying for you all!

amy said...

Praying for you often. Thanks for sharing your difficult news. Pray you feel God's strong arms around you at all times.

Judy said...

"The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing." Zeph. 3:17

Love and Prayers,

Bill and Judy

Stephanie said...

Oh, Carissa. I just sent up lots of prayers for you. You must be exhausted and so tired. I wish I could bring you a meal or give you a hug, but - since I can't - I'll pray for you.


P.S. I love the name Eijah. It's strong & tender at the same time.