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