Friday, February 12, 2010

Home with Jesus

Our little blessing fought as hard as he could but just could not wait to get home to see his Creator. God answered ALL of our prayers, maybe not in the exact way we had hoped but He did answer and the Holy Spirit has made that very clear to me. We prayed so hard for him to make it full term, and he did. Despite the fact that he was supposed to be very small, he weighed 7 pounds and 6 ounces. Despite the fact that he was supposed to be mildy to severly deformed in his face due to no fluid he had the face of an angel, just like I had prayed. We prayed that his feet would be fine and normal and they were! We saw them for the very first time, despite numerous ultrasounds. We all fervently prayed for healing, that he would be healed and whole in Jesus' name and He is, praise be to God. He may not have been healed to live here on earth but He is certainly perfected in every way and with his Savior. Although the grieving is very difficult for us, we would not have wished for him to live a life of ridicule, dialysis, transplants and catheders. God knew exactly what was best for him and for our family. We are so blessed to have gotten to love him and hold him alive for the majority of the late afternoon on Tuesday. Although I am sad for me, and for my family, I am not sad for him at all. He is where he was always meant to be!
Thank you all for supporting us and praying for us during this time. We are celebrating his life and what he has meant to so many through this journey on Saturday, Feburary 13,2010 at 3:00 P.M. The memorial service will be held at Church of the Highlands on Grants Mill Road in Birmingham. Everyone is welcome! We would love to see you in person and give you big hugs for praying us through this!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Our Little Miracle is Here!!

This is Kristi, Kelli's sister with an update from Brookwood Hospital. At approximately 8:15am this morning, Elijah Christian Wright was born 7lbs 6oz! Kelli delivered by C Section and is doing wonderful!
Baby Elijah is in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit now fighting as hard as he can. When he was born, Kelli and Les heard him cry were able to touch his sweet little hand and see him before he was wisked away by the wonderful team that is here at Brookwood.
However, when he cried, his tiny little lungs were to small to take in the air and they popped. They have a few holes in them now, but the team has a breathing tube in his mouth and chest tubes in his lungs to keep oxygen in his lungs and through his body! He also has an IV in his little belly button to keep him full of fluids.
We have already witnessed a complete miracle in his birth so far, but we are still praying for complete healing of his body! Please help us and continue to pray that God will heal his body and strengthen and grow his lungs so that they can take him off all the breathing machines! His lungs are the most critical right now! His body needs more oxygen to maintain! Please pray now for healing in his lungs!!
Baby Elijah has a head full of dark hair, the cutest little button nose and his skin feels like soft velvet! He looks a little bit like Abbie when she was born!
Thank you all so very much for your continued prayers! We still believe that Elijah will be healed by the Power of Jesus Christ!
Love you all! I will continue to keep you all updated!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

3 week count down

Well, Time is almost here! Elijah Christian Wright will be born on February 9th,2010.
After meeting with the neonatal team and doctor Ross again today we feel like this is the best thing for Elijah. We have prayed fervently that God would order our steps and He has proven over and over again that he has indeed gone before us. Dr. Mesa was wonderful and I believe God gave him the exact words I needed to hear this morning. We are taking Elijah out 3 weeks early because of the low fluid factor. They are concerned for his cord getting pinched as he continues to grow in such a confined space. If his lungs have developed to be the right size, the aerola can certainly develop on a ventilator. We will also be meeting in the next week with the urologist at Children's as well.
In the natural, the odds are stacked highly against Elijah's survival, but we operate in the supernatural where we know that "Elijah is more than a conqueror"(Romans 8:37) and that "God will perfect that which concerns Elijah and he will not forsake the works of His own hands." (Psalm 138:8)We are fully believing that God has breathed the breath of Life into Elijah's lungs and that His living water has sustained him in the womb. We claim that "God has given His angels charge over Elijah and that they are holding him up so that he won't even hurt his foot on a stone." (Psalm 91)
Thank you all so much for praying us through this. Please keep it up! Please pray for wisdom for the doctors and nurses, pray "no weapon formed against Elijah will prosper in Jesus' name, and nothing shall harm him by any means,"pray that God will continue to heal his chromosomes,bladder,kidney's and urethra and that his lungs will fully develop. You guys have been amazing support for us and we are truly greatful. May God richly bless you for the time you have invested in praying for Elijah and our family.
Much Love-Kelli

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Udpate from December 22nd Doctor's appointment

I hope all of you had a very Merry Christmas! Christmas is always meaningful for me, but this year it seemed like the Christmas Story jumped off the pages of the Bible and Straight into my heart. I think sometimes, especially here in the south, when we celebrate Christmas, we know what the real meaning is, but sometimes it almost becomes just a "story" we read. We give it about five minutes before we rip into all the gifts He so blessed us with. I was moved to tears this year everytime I thought about how important that little baby in the manger really was. He was our salvation,hope,life,freedom,our health and so much more. He came so that we could have life abundantly and to have victory over the enemy who comes to steal, kill and destroy. He could have let us suffer and die, but He loved us so much that God became a man, and died for us so that we could have unlimited access to the throne of grace. He became human flesh and felt the same heartaches,temptations,family troubles,and as my pastor so eliquently reminded us, he even felt the pain of marriage trouble. The bible says we are his bride and he knows what it's like to be betrayed by a spouse. His bride cheats on Him everyday. WOW. Don't wait another day to let Him be your best friend. He wants a real realtionship with you. Jesus has given me such a tremendous peace as we walk through all of this with Elijah. I don't know how I would live life without Him. Being able to feel close to him and hear His voice, to feel his real arms wrapped around me in love is such a beautful thing. One night when I couldn't shut my mind off I literally told the Holy Spirit I needed Him to give me peace and put me to sleep. No kidding, I pictured a HUGE white wing covering me up like a blanket and the Lord saying "Under my wings shall you abide" (It's from Psalm 91-If you haven not ever read it please do!)and I fell straight to sleep.
On December 22nd we went back to the Doctor and were so amazed at God's goodness. The ultrasound showed Elijah had a completely normal heartrate and had moved from the breech posision to oblique, meaning he is sitting diaganaly. Dr. Ross came in and said he was "shocked, in a good way." He said it told him Elijah was a fighter. He even had fluid in his bladder, meaning that he was getting it somewhere even though they can't see any to measure. He is moving great. On Christmas Eve, he even had the hiccups twice! I found this about it online..It is believed that the baby breathes in amniotic fluid or drinks it. When this happens and the amniotic fluid enters and exists the baby's lungs then the diaphragm contracts and hiccups results.
We are still believing that Elijah will be healed of all sickness and disease by the precious blood of Jesus. Please continue to pray that "He who began a good work in Elijah will be faithful to complete it." It's hard to believe that we only have about 9 more weeks left until he is full term, which is a miracle in itself.
Blessings to all of you and thank to for believing with us!

Monday, December 14, 2009

December Update on Elijah

I have not updated in a while! We went 4 weeks without going to the doctor which was really nice for a change. We did go on December 11th but I just wasn't sure of the best way to post the news. First we did the blood sugar test.I have always past it with flying colors and I failed it. BOO... I don't really know what that means yet, we are still waiting on the results from the 3 viles of blood they had to take!! As far as the ultrasound goes... Believe it or not, I was not surprised one bit by what I saw. God had revealed to me the week prior while I was taking communion that I would see a normal size bladder and kidneys. And sure enough, to the surprise of everyone in the room, that is what we saw. However, doctors have to do their job and explain their medical opinion of why they were normal. Dr. Ross if you are reading this, you know I really love you and I appreciate EVERYTHING you have done for me. I know you have to do your job! :-) He told us that his heart rate was a little lower than it should be, and that his kindey's and bladder have just begun to totally shut down. He said Elijah only had two to three weeks to live. Normally my heart would have sunk but I had a total peace about it all. I left there rebuking the bad reports and saying that no man shall ordain my Elijah's days. Only God is the giver of life and all of Elijah's days are numbered in God's book. I also began praising God that those were new kidneys and a new bladder and that "He who began a good work in me will be faithful to complete it." I feel a little vulnerable telling you all this but I know that my God is so much bigger than any doctors words. Faith is believing that what we hope for will actually happen! Romans 3:4 " Let God be true and every man be a liar."
I am still claiming healing for Elijah. If God can speak the whole world into existance by his very words then he can surely do such a small thing. Psalm 107:20 is another verse that I am speaking over Him. "For I have sent my words and they have healed them and rescued them from the grave" Praise God that we can trust God's word. It will never return void and God cannot lie. Thank you all for continuing to believe with us!
As we all enter into such a special time of year, I hope we all remember the reason for the season. "John 10:10- "The enemy has come to steal, KILL and destroy but I have come so that you may have life and have it abundantly!" Merry Christmas Everyone!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

God answers prayers!

I have not posted anything in while because there just has not been much to report. BUT today we went to the doctor for another ultrasound and in a two week time span God has moved my placenta away from my cervix and placed it exactly where He intended it to be. This is HUGE news because we no longer have to worry about the placenta growing into my scar tissue, pre term labor problems, blood transfusions,bleeding,hysterectomy or having to deliver a month early. God is SO good! We know that God is our Jehohvah Rapha and we know that He still heals. Please continue to cover Elijah with the blood of Jesus and lift him up to the throne. We know that NOTHING is impossible with God.
Much Love,

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

how He loves us

God is always speaking to us with a still small voice. Sometimes when you need it the most and you are begging for His infinite wisdom its louder and more audible. If we will just sit still and listen we will hear it. The world labels it a "conscience" but really it's the Holy Spirit.
God reminded me this morning, that I am hearing Him even though Satan has placed many doubts in my head that I am not. When I had some moments of doubt, He made me recall the voice that told me not to Stint or Shunt Elijah. Dr. G wanted to stint at first but then decided he wanted us to wait until we got to Cincy. I was so worried about Elijah's bladder. I just thought it might be best to go ahead and let him do it. Dr.G said that he understood my concern and agreed that something could happen to Elijah between the time and said he would Shunt if I wanted him to.
I can't help but think of what would have happened if I had not obeyed and let him go ahead and shunt. Dr. G had no idea that the uterine wall was separated and it could have been deadly for both of us. This only showed up on the MRI in Ohio. God's hand of protection has always been on us and will continue to be for the rest of our lives as long as we abide in Him and make Him our refuge. Oh, how HE loves us! Just thought someone may need to hear that. I also wanted to leave you with this great song and video that is an awesome picture of just how much God really does love us. I hope you will watch it. Much Love-Kelli