But, here we are at day +87! It is miraculous, really. Elijah is still fighting the adenovirus..but he is doing it with the same positive attitude and joy that he has always had. We are almost to day +100!
I can honestly say I am filled with gratitude. There is no room for much else. Elijah is alive! He is thriving! We are so blessed to have been able to walk this path with this little boy.
I did not know how much my love could grow for Elijah. I have always loved him deeply...but going through this with him has stretched my heart beyond what I could have imagined. Each time I walk into the clinic with him, each time I check on him as he sleeps, I am filled with thankfulness for the opportunity I have to be his Mom. I am so proud of him. So proud...of his courage, his attitude, the beauty that shines through him.
He touches the heart of so many people. His challenges might initially draw people to see him as he waits by the elevator waiting to press the buttons for anyone walking by...but it is his joy, his sweet personality that draws them in. He is a popular little boy at the clinic...and I get to be his mom.
I would walk this journey again and again with this little boy...God has blessed us with each moment together.