Monday, March 30, 2009

Prayer Request for Elijah

Dear Freinds,

I know it's been too long since my last post. I have an update in the works, but that will have to wait for now. Yesterday Elijah was taken to the hospital by way of ambulance. Just before noon on Sun. as he had fallen asleep on the couch he started to have a seizure. He was not feeling well and did seem warm to me that morning. He has never had a seizure before and admittedly it was quite scary at the time. It seemed to last for about a minute to a minute and a half. It seems the best guess is that it was a febrile seizure brought on by a quick spike in temp, although his temp when he got to the hospital was only 101. That's high, but certainly not alarming.

They put him through a battery of tests trying to rule various things out. Poor boy has been through a cat scan, chest x-ray, a lumbar puncture, and the dreaded IV. I say dreaded IV because that seems to be his biggest issue with all this. He just really hates being attached the that thing and constantly asks why he has to have it.

The plan was to let him go home today, but unfotunately he is going to have to spend another night. His temp went back up this morning despite the antibiotics they have been pumping through him. I think right now they are just trying to let some of his cultures grow to determine what virus he has and get his fever down. Please pray for a speedy recovery for Elijah. We very much appreciate your prayers.