Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Surgery Complete and Successful - Updated 11pm

Elijah is out of surgery now. The doctor says it went well. His friend Jason Rozen who was the donor for the kidney is doing well also, and should be awake soon. Elijah will be awake in a couple hours, and after that I will give another update.

Thanks for all your prayers.

Update: Elijah came out of surgery about 2:30om, and finally came to consciousness about 5:30. He is in room 1023 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, and will be there for 4 to 6 days. He looks very good considering the stress a surgical prcedure places on the body. He is in good spirits as well, and telling jokes as is his typical style.

Jason Rozen (the donor) also is doing well, and is room 1011 on the same floor. Jason is our hero. Jason should be in the hospital for a couple days, and then be home and taking it easy for about a month.

Thanks for your prayers

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news. :) S'cuse me whilst I skip around the room........ well hobble. But yuo get the gist. :)

When they both come round tell them they're both superstars. :)

Great big hugs to you all.

BB and tons of love

Mike

mark said...

Outstanding! :)

will keep praying for a speedy recovery for them both.

mark

Pastor Phil said...

Thanks Guys,

Of course the next month is critical as we discover is the the transplant holds. Your prayer and concern are coveted through this time as well.

Jenelle said...

Such good news, Phil. We'll keep praying.

Sally said...

:-) wonderful news- still praying...
please pray for our son Chris too- his heart could be failing again ( I posted yesterday).

ded said...

Thanks for the update. Thank you, Father! We continue to stand with you and your family, Phil, in prayer for the kidney "to root."

Matt Stone said...

Good news Phil!

Pastor Phil said...

Thanks everyone. Elijah is doing well this morning, and of course, the next few days - well even the whole next month is critical for him. Your prayers are our strength - thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Adam Gonnerman said...

Thank God. I'll be praying for no rejection.

james said...

many praises to the lord for this!! awesome. i hope to make a visit this coming Sunday.

Steve Hayes said...

Thanks be to God!