Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Update from Ohio

This is Kristi, Kelli's sister. I wanted to give everyone an update about what went on today!
Kelli and Les are now out of their meeting with the doctors.
They found out that baby Elijah now has a separated uterine wall, which was most likely due to the bladder tap done here. This will make it difficult for them to insert a shunt into his bladder if it does not heal quickly.
They have also found that Kelli now has what is called Complete Placenta Previa:If you have placenta previa, it means that your placenta is lying unusually low in your uterus, next to or covering your cervix.
Because of this, the option for surgery is off the table, because it would be too dangerous for Kelli.
They have also found an extra fissure on baby Elijah's heart, but it doesn't seem to be an immediate concern for the doctors.
They could not locate Elijah's colon today either because of his enlarged bladder.

Kelli, Les and Baby Elijah have to stay in Cincinnati for another day of testing. She has to go through another MRI (which was the hardest test on Kelli), and perform another bladder tap and ultrasound. After that, they will have another meeting with the doctors to discuss their options.
Kelli asks that we continue to pray for complete healing for baby Elijah! We know that God was not surprised by the news that they received today, and that he is in full control! We wish that we could see the future, but we must trust that the Lord has a plan for this baby!!
Kelli also asks that we pray that her Placenta Previa is healed and that Elijah's separated unterine wall is healed so that he can receive these shunts!
Thank you so much for your prayers! I know that Kelli, Les, and Elijah can feel the Love of God on them at all times!
I will continue to keep you updated as I hear more.


  1. Thanks for posting this, Kristi. I know this is hard on you to see your sister going through all this.

    Kelli, I am praying for God's supernatural comfort and peace for you. This sounds weird, but know that every tear you cry is precious to God - Ps. 56:8. Yes, He gives us wonderful promises in His word, but He also understands the pain of walking through these trials. I can only imagine what your heart is going through, but God knows exactly, and He is holding all of you in the palms of His hands. I pray you will be able to rest in His compassionate embrace.

  2. Still praying, Kelli. My mom had placenta previa with me and the Lord undertook there. Your situation is so much more daunting from our perspective, but not one bit more difficult for our great God.