Elijah (left) - Priscilla (right)
Sadly, the next day my mom called to tell me that Elijah had a blocked intestine and had to be life-flighted to a hospital in a bigger town. The hospital where they were at couldn't get it cleared and realized he might need surgery. Plus, he was having trouble breathing. As my mom was asking my brother questions, she learned that the babies were rushed out right after being born and that his wife hadn't even seen Elijah yet. My brother was going to go with Elijah to the new hospital. Priscilla and his wife would stay in that hospital. His mother-in-law would stay with mom & baby girl. My mom decided that she needed to be up there with him. She booked a flight and headed out that day.
Things got a little better for Elijah the next day. The new hospital was able to get the intestine unblocked without surgery. He was also breathing 99 to 100% on his own. However, Elijah wasn't very active and was not interested in eating. Later that day, my brother was able to get him to drink a teaspoon for one of his feedings. He had to rely on a tube that went through his nose and down into his belly to get the rest.
Sister-in-law & brother with babies
Yesterday, Elijah was released and they were able to go home. Now, the real fun begins.