Pray for elan

Jules —  November 14, 2008

Please say a prayer for my five-year-old nephew, Elan. He was born with a severe congenital heart defect. They believe he is having electrical problems with his heart. He got dizzy and collapsed last night. His heart rate was 200. He will be seen by his cardiologist today.

My sister has a friend who started a group called Congenital Heart Defects Families Association. She lost her son Noah to CHD. Please visit their website at . Scroll down to a video called CHD awareness 08. PLEASE watch the video. Elan is not pictured (Beth didn’t send in a pic) but many other children from Elan’s children’s hospital are. It’s a very educational video.



16 responses to Pray for elan

  1. Oh my gosh! I will be praying.
    Tell Beth we love her and her family.

  2. Lord, Please take Elan into your heart and bless him and make him well. Look after him and his family.

  3. Marilyn alias(Punkie) November 14, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    Lord you are the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. You raised those from the dead, healed the sick and you are the same today. I praise you and thank you that you are our maker, nothing is to hard for you. Thank you for caring for Elan and knowing just what to do.

  4. Elan will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Thanks, everyone. Elan is at home doing well. He is on a heart monitor for 24 hours. If he doesn’t have any episodes during this time then he will have a monitor that Beth or Gerald will put on him immediately if he has another episode. They can’t know what to do until they find out what is going on with his heart. He sees his cardiologist again on Monday. In the past the monitor he is on while playing around at home actually feeds results directly to his cardiologist. I think it’s through satellite. I imagine that’s what this 24 hour monitor is doing.

  6. Marilyn alias(Punkie) November 14, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    Isn’t it amazing what they can do now days. I really hope he is going to be ok. I’m sure this scares the daylights out of Beth & Gerald.
    Thanks for the update, I came down to see if you had posted one.

  7. We’ll praying for them all–this must be so hard for them.

  8. Elan had a small SVT today. (A supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) is a rapid rhythm of the heart in which the origin of the electrical signal is either the atria or the AV node.) She put the machine on him and his heart was at 138 and then recovered.

    Beth seemed in pretty good spirits when I talked to her tonight. I could hear Elan in the background playing with their new puppy.

  9. I hope the video has helped everyone realize what he’s gone through.

  10. I did watch the video the other day and yes it was informative. Those little tiny tots, it just breaks your heart to see them so sick. I pray Elan continues to get the medical support he needs to get him thru it.

  11. Marilyn alias(Punkie) November 17, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    19And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh: Ezekiel 11:19

    Here is a bible verse we can use while praying for Elan. My pastor’s wife gave it to me to pray for him.

  12. Julie, I’m praying for Elan. How is he doing now?

  13. I like the bible verse. That’s a good one!

    Elan is doing well. Apparently, the kind of SVT’s he’s having aren’t alarming the doctor. Beth was told that they would have him hospitalized if they felt like it was too severe. Seems very scary to us, but we both agreed at least the doctors aren’t freaked out. That’s good news.

  14. I love the card your mom and you sent to me. That is so cute. Thanks.

    Are ya ready for Christmas, I’m not.

  15. Marilyn alias(Punkie) December 7, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    Jules, are you still planning to have Christmas at your home this year?

  16. Keep Jesus in your hearts and you will be blessed.
    Love from UK