Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Fundraiser info

Location: April 4 at Weir Fire Department

Directions: Coming from Eupora, Ackerman, Starkville, or Louisville you would get on Hwy 12 West. You turn left at Henson's Gas Station, after you pass through Ackerman. It is about 7 minutes past Ackerman. After you turn at Henson's, you will go down the road a short piece and you will see the Fire Department on the left.

The schedule is:
3:00 Gospel singing
3:00-until Hamburger plates that include a drink and dessert
6:00 auction that includes a recliner, a rug, Christy's coupon, autographed baseballs by Roy Oswalt, autographed balls by the MState sports coaches, afghans, and much more.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Continued improvement

Elijah is now taking the food in his stomach by a tube in his nose and it looks like he will not need a feeding tube. His suck/swallow/breathe reflex is working good, also. They thought that it might not work well because of the brain bleeds, but he is taking small bottles by mouth!! He gets his formula continuously now, but they will let him try one bottle a day and every day he eats more and more out of that bottle. He is doing good. If everyone will, continue praying for my sister in this difficult time.

The fundraiser did great this weekend and they reached their goal of $2500 which will be matched by the Modern Woodmen of America.

Unless something comes up with Elijah, we are intending to be at the fundraiser in Weir and would love see everyone who can come. Elijah won't be with us, but we brought a 20x24 picture of him with us!! We hope to see you there!


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Prayer request

My sister, Tammie Barber, had a still born son at 36 weeks and asks everyone to pray for her. We are coming home for a few days to be with her.


Monday, March 23, 2009

Latest news

Here is an update on Elijah:
  • Brain bleeds are stable.
  • New brain scan shows fluid leaking from the ventricles in his brain, but the fluid, right now, is not putting pressure on the brain, but rather, is filling up extra space between his skull and brain. (He has a big head!)
  • He is completely off oxygen and off all IV meds
  • Formula has been going past his stomach directly to his intestines for a month now. Tomorrow they will do a test to see if they can put the food in his stomach or have to put him on a temporary feeding tube.
  • He has had two major seizures and they have put him on Phenibarbital (not sure of the spelling) to control those and we will go home on that medication.
Two benefits have been organized for Elijah:
  1. March 28 at 5:00 at McAdams Baptist Church there will be a fish fry (My sister, Tammie organized this)
  2. April 4 at Weir Fire Department, starting at 3:00 there will be a gospel singing, hamburger cookout and auction. (My husband Michael's sister, Fran is organizing this one)

Thank you everyone for your prayers. Elijah is getting better all the time!!!

Teresa Ryan

Sunday, March 22, 2009

A stomach bug

Elijah has been sick with a stomach bug for the last week, but is finally doing much better. He also has suffered two seizures this past Friday. They are doing an EEG (?) tomorrow to study the seizures and determine what to do about them.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Baby Elijah's photo

Here's an updated photo of baby Elijah. It's wonderful to see those eyes!

If you'd like to write, the Ryan's address is:

Michael and Teresa Ryan
108 Meadowbrook
Little Rock, AR 72205