Saturday, December 29, 2007

Hey, thanks for all the comments. To start today I wanted to give a big huge thanks to Levi's brother Isaac and his wife Stacey. They are the ones that set this blog up for us and I have gotten so many comments on how nice it has been for everyone to keep updated by this. So thanks so much for that. Elijah had an okay night, we were up a little more than the night before because they haven't been able to get the new seditation medication to where it's most effective. He seems to be coughing a lot and that is hard to watch because there isn't much we can do about it and his little face gets red as he tries to cough up the fluid in his lungs. It took awhile but they finally started the chemo last night at about midnight. They also started him on some food that is sent dirctly to his intestines so that he can get the nutrition that he needs (since he hasn't really eaten for 6 days). They also gave him a medicine to help him poop because he is recieving yet another oral medication that will burn his stomach if it sits in there, so they want to make sure everything stays moving so they don't have that problem. We want to say thank you for all of the things that everyone is doing for us, and for all the prayers that have been offered in Elijah's behalf, we are well aware that we have the best family and friends in the world! We will post another note today and let you all know how things are doing. We love you all!


Eric & Rhondda said...

Amanda & Levi - just want you to know we are all pulling for you. I think about you all the time. Wish I could just snap my fingers and this would be over for you. Thank goodness this little guy has such wonderful parents like you. Hang in there. Love you lots. Our prayers are with you and your family. Take care.
Rhonda, Eric, Tyller, Sierra, Lane

Karin, Dave, and baby Evan said...

Thank you so much for keeping us up-to-date with your blog. Dave and I have remembered little Elijah in our prayers the past few days and are thinking about you guys a lot. Elijah is a sweet, special boy. With all of the prayers going out for you guys, there's no doubt that you will see some wonderful miracles.
Love, The Dances

Becky T said...

Levi & Amanda,

I just found out the news about little Elijah and wanted to let you know that our hearts and prayers are with you all. I pray that you each will be comforted with the Lord's spirit and I know you will all be very able to handle this difficult situation. We will check your blog for updates. Please know you have lots of love and support coming your way.

Garrett & Becky Thalgott

jharpole said...

Elijah could not have more dedicated, loving and concerned parents than you. Our family is thrilled to hear he has made some small improvements. We pray continually that he will make significant improvements, and that both of you will be strengthened to withstand all you are and will be facing. Remembering a time when Tim and I spent several months by the side of my Father in critical care, we will always hold dear those small miracles and gentle encouragements that our Heavenly Father sends to lift and sustain us. He is with you and Eli, and he loves your family greatly. Keep up your spirits and stay close to each other.
All our Love,
Tim, Juli, Marissa, Andy

Dava said...

Hey all. Elijah is such a strong little guy and I know that with everyone's prayers he will pull through. I wish that I could do more for you guys but all my prayers and thoughts are with you. God bless you and keep you safe. Love, Dava Tuttle

Aunt Keryl said...

Levi & Amanda
I just got back to work today and 1st able to look at your blog. I really feel for you guys and Elijah. He's a tough little guy and with all the prayers coming his way, he will beat this thing.
Love you all lots. Let me know if you need anything at all. We are there for you.

Uncle Vernie & Aunt Keryl