Friday, March 27, 2009
“Dr. just came in and since Gavin has kept his food down they will discharge him this afternoon. They had a conference this morning and decided that Gavin is definitely ready for surgery within the next few months. He will contact Dr. P in San Diego next week. Then we should hear from him shortly. Thanks for the prayers. God is good!” I’m still trying to get an update on Faith’s own health. I know being able to set a surgery date will be helpful for both Adam and Faith. It brings new concerns, but at least movement forward!
“Gavin is currently trying his first meal since the cath. Pray that it will stay down so we can come home today. He vomited every bit of fluid he had last night. He is also having a hard time getting around today. Not wanting to walk or move much. They have him on Tylenol this morning. Other than that, his stats are great!!!” So, friends… we know what to do!!
They are now with Gavin. She said that when they first got together, she and Gavin both threw up... (What a united family!! :-)Gavin is fine. He says his arm hurts, but he's getting gooood meds (morphine). At that time, he was watching Mickey Mouse and eating a popsickle. He's on bedrest til 1100 pm, but then they'll need to get him up for movement and coughing... has some lung clearing that needs to happen.
Plans are still to come home tomorrow.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Doctors are finished with the cath. Pressures look good and ready for surgery this summer. Surgery needs to happen before Fall to avoid RSV season. They coiled the 3 arteries and will just keep an eye on the 4th one. Doc will call California with all the information and they will make surgery plans. Praise God this is such good news!
Faith called at 5:10. They found 3 extra arteries and coiled those off with goal of decreasing blood flow. They are looking at 1 more artery. Currently, the plan is still to just stay overnight. At this point, things look okay for the open heart surgery. It is better to find the extra arteries now than during the surgery. Keep the prayers going.
Faith called at 2:23. They had just taken Gavin back.She was unable to go back with him, since she is pregnant. Gavin gets to choose the “flavor” of his initial anesthesia, and he chose “bubble gum”!The heart cath should take at least 3 hours, as this is exploratory to look at everything they can. She described herself as tense, as is her usual during these events. She also just heard from her dr that she has an infection, and will need additional medicine. So continued prayers for her health, as she’s still fighting nausea and now infection. There’s about 20 family and friends there, and they’re grateful for the support and distraction. Ps 119:76 May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Great-Grandpa Sam came in town last month for a visit. He came by to eat lunch and see Mr. Gavin. After looking at this picture, I remembered the one we took of Gavin and Sam when Gavin was a tiny baby... complete with matching overalls! Thanks for the visit Grandpa Sam!
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Thursday, March 05, 2009
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Gavin had a great time, he played trucks and cars, ate popcorn, watched a guy on TV eat a bug and it was "yucky" and cuddled with Papa. It was so funny to listen to him tell me everything he did at Mimi & Papa's.
Other than that we have been at home, just hanging out, reading books and occasionally going potty in the big boy potty.