I thought I'd post a quick update - especially as many are asking about how Elissa is doing. Since updating her blog hasn't been high on her priority list I hope she's OK with me giving a bit of an update here.
Elissa has had several surgeries now (about 4 maybe?) and this morning she had what we hope is the last one for awhile. The surgery had two purposes - one was to graft some skin from her hip onto her shoulder and the second was to wire her jaw shut (they discovered her jaw was broken a few days after the accident). It sounds like it went as well as could be expected. Please pray for Elissa as she deals with a wired mouth (and eating only pureed foods for several weeks), a healing shoulder, a sore hip, and a c-section recovery. All of this while being a new mother to little Caleb. I imagine it is all very overwhelming for her right now. Caleb is doing fairly well but is still forgetting to breathe in his sleep at times (sleep apnea). So, because of this, they will have to keep him closely monitored for awhile yet.
As for the rest of us, the immediate Toews family (Rosanna included) is heading to Calgary tomorrow so that we can all be together with Doug & Elissa. Some of us are flying and some are driving. It will be a short trip - only until Saturday - but hopefully it will encourage Elissa's spirit and give us a chance to grieve as a family.
Micah has been so out of sorts this week and even though he should be excited about going on an airplane, he keeps telling me he doesn't want to go. He wants to stay home. It's understandable. He's gone through so much this past week and a bit and he doesn't understand any of it. You can pray that he will feel safe and loved these next few days as we're in more strange places and with more strange people.
Thanks again for all your thoughts and prayers...