Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Surgery in progress

Elijah is in surgery. Dr. Gates began about 7:40 a.m. We're expecting the whole thing to take 2-3 hours, but it's hard to predict before the surgeon gets in there.

The best news we received yesterday is that Eli will be in prosthetics within 2.5 months! Walking by Halloween! That news makes today's surgery less horrific for me. I'm actually excited to get past today and onward to walking. I know, if he could, Eli would thank us.

He was scared this morning. His "I don't care" cocktail gives him less relief than the first time he had it. His body metabolizes so quickly such drugs. It did help. He wasn't screaming in distress as he was wheeled away.

We have some of our dearest loved ones here helping us endure this part of  the journey.

Keep praying for Dr. Gates. Pray he makes the exact right decisions. Pray Eli's nerves and blood vessels are protected and take to the new formation with ease. Pray he forgets and remains pain free. Pray for those of us here who will have to see his pain. That's not easy.

I love you all.

More to come.

Melissa

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