Dear Friends and Family,
Thanks to those of you who have sent messages of encrouagement and support and offered intercession for us and Elijah as well feel buoyed by this and hapy to report that Elijah is progressing.
Julie slept in the hospital with Elijah and he was sedated overnight. This morning they stopped the sedation @ 5am and happy to report this ealy this afternoon, Elijah initiated breathing on his own - Thanks be to God. We now need to wait for him to awaken himself - his body will be exhausted and it will take some time for it to recover. The medical staff will only remove the intubation tube connected to the ventilator when he gains consciousness - in the meantime it is giving him some added oxygen and so it's now a waiting time for him to wake on his own and there is no time frame on this. The Medical staff have been just fabuluous. After the he is off the ventilator he will be move from the Intensive care to a children's ward and the whole thing reviewed from there and kept under observation. This is the worst lot of seizures Elijah has ever had.
I hope to have another update when he stirs or perhaps tomorrow morning - thank you so much again for your prayers and you emails txts and good wishes. Please also keep in mind another little boy Brady who also has angelman syndrome and live in Alabama in the U.S. who has also been hospitalised with severe seizures.
Love and regards to all
Darren - on behalf of the Humphries Family