Elijah is in recovery. He will likely be there for 1.5 hours before we can see him. Dr. Gates said everything went very well. He removed a wedge of Elijah's fused bones plus a little to give the veins and nerves room. He is in splints and a strap around his thighs to keep his legs together since he's used to a sprawl.
Doc says Elijah can stand up as soon as he's ready. His bones are strong with a metal plate and screws.
He'll be on a pain pump until the IV in his head goes bad, which is usually pretty quick, then pain med through the g-tube.
I'm excited for Eli. He'll get to walk! What a miracle!
The pain is coming, it's hard to watch.