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Date Posted: 2019-01-18 02:22:17

Thursday Eli update: We had forward motion! Today we were able to talk to the neuro/ocular surgeon and the ENT was able to see all of Eli's scans and bloodwork. We are still waiting to see the infectious disease dr. but if we don't see him at the hospital tomorrow, we have made a way to see one at another hospital without "checking out". The Drs. have a tentative plan - surgery on Wednesday to remove the abscess and to put in a drain for the sinus cavities. They want to wait so that the infection lessens, making surgery less dangerous. Today Eli ate well, played some games, visited, took a walk, and continued on IV meds. He really wants to go home. His eye swelling has lessened and he has a lot of stuff secreting from the eye, which is a good thing. We continue to thank God for taking care of Eli and us. We are so thankful to those in Siguat. who have helped out, those here in Teguc. who are helping out, and our kids who are all pitching in. We have been able to be with Eli 24/7.
John has stayed the nights with him, and I (Paula) stay the day. Tomorrow John will head back to Siguat. and this will be hard for Eli. We will update as we have more. Thank you for all the prayers and love.


Post time: 2019-01-19 04:14:46:
So grateful for the positive movement, many prayers and much love, dear one.

Post time: 2019-01-18 23:09:57:
Amén bendiciónes Dios tiene el control en el nombre de Jesús

Post time: 2019-01-18 04:21:05:
Continuing prayers

Post time: 2019-01-18 04:15:23:
Continued prayers for Eli and all your family during this trial!

Post time: 2019-01-18 04:14:35:
Hi, oh Paula, I pray for you and what your going through as I know you are in “God’s graces, you are suffering and I praise you, HE is with you -🙏

Post time: 2019-01-18 03:31:59:
Happy to hear you and Eli had a better day! I just want that infection gone. Our prayers continue. ❤️

Post time: 2019-01-18 02:31:42:
Thank you for the update. Continued prayers and hugs from Sigua.

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Post time: 2019-01-18 03:21:21:
Continuing to pray Paula

Date Posted: 2019-01-17 15:50:33

You say septic tank, I say salt lick.

Last week we noticed our sheep chewing on rocks in front of our home. That indicates they want salt. We started pouring salt on top of the septic tank because it's a solid surface.

Date Posted: 2019-01-17 03:06:36

This update is going to focus on the good! Today Eli felt good enough to sit up and play Skipbo, color, eat, and work on his Life Story Book. He was seen by the specialist that we moved to this hospital to see, and tomorrow we hope he will be seen by the infectious disease doctor and an ENT. We really want the infectious disease doctor because we hope they will culture his crud and see what it is specifically - that will help lead them to the right medications. This public hospital life in Honduras is a tough pill. I started to do some video and then............not. It is not easy to have our family separated, it is not easy to advocate without getting yucky, it is not easy to sit in the spot where we are sitting, but most of all - my child is sick and needs help. We appreciate your prayers, love, and support. Truly.


Post time: 2019-01-18 19:54:26:
Continuing to pray for Eli and your family.

Post time: 2019-01-17 09:09:14:
Continuing to pray! 🙏🏻
Is it possible for him to be referred/transferred to Hospital Maria? Most of the same doctors you’re seeing at San Filipe have rounds at Maria too. It’s a new(er) free public hospital, similar to children’s hospitals in the US... definitely worth looking into!! 🙏🏻

Post time: 2019-01-17 15:13:39:
Here we are in our daily devo nook praying for Eli and for all of you as we have been doing every morning. You are so loved!

Post time: 2019-01-17 12:32:02:
Praying with you and many others for Eli, for your family, for God's grace to be felt by all. ❤

Post time: 2019-01-17 04:01:31:
Continued prayers for Eli. And peace and strength for y’all.

Post time: 2019-01-17 11:51:02:
Paula Colbath we continue to lift up your needs to the Lord - strength- healing and wisdom. 🤗

Post time: 2019-01-17 03:17:38:
Thanks for sharing.

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Date Posted: 2019-01-16 04:16:15

The Eli update that doesn't seem like an update:0
Today we got checked in to San Felipe. That's it. Evidently, it is an all-day affair! Eli made it. His eye is more swollen, sore, and red this evening. John is able to stay with him tonight, as he is on a men's ward. We have special permission for 24 hours. Please pray with us that we will be able to extend that permission. Today we had a few people that weren't so happy to help and many that were such a help. I am grateful to all of those people that helped me find my way today, sometimes just noticing that I was a lost person wandering around a hospital looking for my son. Tomorrow morning at 6am we hope to see the drs. We will update when we know more. Thank you for your continued prayers and care.


Post time: 2019-01-18 17:49:13:
Dearest Paula, Tell my buddy Eli I love him very much.
Paula you and the family are always in my thoughts and prayers. Being Mom to such a large family is your calling and a gift. Mark is a great Dad to all the kids. Praying John can stay with Eli at night. Hugs!

Post time: 2019-01-16 16:02:23:
Praying for a clear path to treating this with NO further obstacles!! 🙏🏼❤️

Post time: 2019-01-17 04:58:08:
Praying for Eli's speedy recovery.

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Post time: 2019-01-16 14:05:53:
Praying earnestly and trusting!

Post time: 2019-01-17 01:35:30:
Will continue praying for Eli, tell him grandma loves him xxxooo

Post time: 2019-01-16 23:12:54:
En el nombre de Jesús que Eli estará bien porque está en las manos dé dios

Post time: 2019-01-16 13:59:21:
Praying for Eli and you Paula

Post time: 2019-01-16 11:59:32:
Continued prayers for Eli and all of you.

Post time: 2019-01-16 06:12:02:

Post time: 2019-01-19 01:32:57:
Praying for Eli

Post time: 2019-01-16 05:50:42:

Post time: 2019-01-16 10:27:11:
Lifting Eli and each heart who loves him to Father.

Post time: 2019-01-16 04:50:32:
Praying in Minnesota!

Post time: 2019-01-16 09:22:07:
Orando por Eli y creyendo que Dios tiene el control de todo lo que está pasando! Espero pronto estén bien ❤️

Post time: 2019-01-19 01:33:05:

Post time: 2019-01-16 07:10:58:
Carrying all of you in our hearts

Date Posted: 2019-01-15 03:51:53

Eli Update:
CEMS, after much deliberation, have decided the best course of action for Eli will be to transfer him to Tegucigalpa. San Felipe is the hospital with the care team that Eli needs: neuro, infectious disease dr, ocular surgeon, and an ENT dr. As of now, the surgery will either involve placing a drain for the abscess behind his eye or removing the abscess. Tomorrow Eli, Paula, and John will arrive at San Felipe at 7 am to immediately prepare a course of action. The infection is still in Eli's sinuses as well as the abscess behind his eye, which has 20/70 vision as of yesterday. He was discharged from CEMS this evening and he is so happy to be back home for a night. Please pray with us that Eli's infection will start to subside before surgery, as the bacteria will make for a dangerous surgery. Your continued prayer support and encouragement are so important to us and appreciated greatly. Thank you for being the Body.


Post time: 2019-01-15 04:20:09:
God is our healer and comfort in time of need. I pray against fear on Eli’s heart and I pray peace and strength in the family.

Post time: 2019-01-15 18:09:25:
Praying for his healing and successful surgery!

Post time: 2019-01-15 04:33:58:
Thanks for the update, Paula. Please tell Eli we are rooting for him!

Post time: 2019-01-15 04:29:32:
Love all of you Paula, and praying for a good fast outcome and complete healing.

Post time: 2019-01-15 10:52:56:
Praying for the infection to disappear and a clear course of action determined. May God’s Peace surround you every moment.

Post time: 2019-01-15 06:31:44:
Continuing to pray with you! ❤

Post time: 2019-01-15 16:06:31:
I live nearby please let me know if i can help with anything.

Post time: 2019-01-15 04:14:53:
Continuing to pray, Paula!

Post time: 2019-01-15 19:40:49:
Praying... sent what Mark wrote this morning out to the families in our church to be praying

Post time: 2019-01-15 04:26:51:
Praying. Let us know if you need anything while in while in Tegus.

Post time: 2019-01-15 09:02:33:
Prayers and lots of love sent

Post time: 2019-01-15 04:10:57:
Praying for perfect healing

Post time: 2019-01-15 15:08:56:
Continuing to pray for Eli and all of you!

Post time: 2019-01-15 03:58:31:
Praying for all of you!

Post time: 2019-01-15 14:08:56:
Standing with you guys

Post time: 2019-01-15 05:01:49:
Been thinking and praying for your family !

Post time: 2019-01-16 17:00:11:
Thanks for the update. Praying for healing for Eli and wisdom for you guys and all the docs

Post time: 2019-01-15 05:01:31:
Did they look at parasite as a cause ? We had a friend in CR that had what they thought was just bacteria that ended up also being a parasite .?

Post time: 2019-01-15 04:05:30:
Loving you, praying to our God

Post time: 2019-01-15 03:55:06:
Thank you for the update! We will continue to pray!

Post time: 2019-01-15 14:53:06:
Praying for complete healing!

Post time: 2019-01-15 04:03:45:
We are standing with you in prayer!

Post time: 2019-01-15 14:33:59:
Love you all. My prayers are with him.

Post time: 2019-01-15 04:56:34:
My prayers are with you all.please keep us up to date. Love you all.

Post time: 2019-01-15 04:50:33:
Prayers for all and the doctor team and safe travels.