Thursday, April 23, 2009

Humbled

Faith here... what can I say? I am amazed by all of the outpouring of love and support we have received in the last few days. I am shocked every time I get on the blog to find a comment from a complete stranger. I definitely wanted to thank you all for your sweet, sweet comments. And to all of you out there who left comments about your own children that are going through this... know that they are in our prayers too. When things settle down I will try to get back to all of you and fill you in on how great Gavin is doing.

Dr. Peter made his rounds this morning. Gavin is still doing well. He did throw up this morning, but they are not to concerned. They really want Gavin to rest and he seems to get more agitated when we are in the room with him, especially me. He wants to be held and he really wants his water!!! He is finally asleep now and we are in the waiting room. Gavin is on three medications now and IV fluids. His catheter, arterial line, & access line were removed when I got here this morning. THIS IS HUGE!!! One of his chest drainage tubes is still draining quite a bit, but Dr. Peter said they would just keep an eye on it and Dr. Peter has "definitely seen worse". We expect to be in ICU for the next few days. We really appreciate your prayers and ask that you keep them coming!

12 comments:

Brooke said...

I am so glad to hear that Gavin is doing well. I will definitely keep him and your family in my prayers.

Catrina & Randy said...

What a strong litte boy. Our prayers are with your family.

Anonymous said...

Faith,

You are such an amazing woman! Sometimes it's hard to think of ourselves as adults, sometimes I don't think we are quite old enough. Shouldn't we still be riding that bus with the crazy driver??? (remember the "perfume" incident??) You are a great mother and your strength and faith is so amazing. Thanks for updating! Praying for all of you! Love ya!! Kaydence wants Gavin to get better so they can have a play date!!

Beth

Ryan, Laura and Grace said...

I am SOOO thankful to hear how well Gavin is doing. Grace's Fontan recovery process was so similar to the way Gavin's is going. She pulled out her breathing tube hours after surgery and was able to keep it out :) She was SOOO thirsty also and wanted to drink anything in site.They had to use soft restraints on her so she wouldn't pull out the chest tubes. If it helps at all, hers drained for a while also, but she was able to get up and walk the halls and play with the chest tubes in. They kept telling us it is so much better to leave them in as to have to go and put one back in. All of this to say, we were still home in 8 days. Just wanted to encourage you and let you know we are still praying and thinking of you guys soooo much. Grace sends kisses to Gavin's boo-boos.

mina said...

Great to know that Gavin is doing well post op. Will definitely keep him in my prayers.

Megan said...

I am so glad that Gavin is doing well. I will continue to pray for Gavin and your family during this time.

KeepingupwiththeMcKinneys said...

I am so happy to hear things are going so good there. Little Gavin has been on my mind so much. You have such a strong Little Man and I can't wait for you guys to come home!

Junie@

KeepingupwiththeMcKinneys said...

I am so glad to hear how well Gavin is doing. He has been on my mind everyday. God has blessed you with a very strong little Boy.

Junie

Sonia Lopez said...

Praying for you guys... So glad Gavin did so well in his Fontan! So happy your insurance approved following Dr. Peter Pat.!
Love from Tulsa,
sonia lopez and brian routh

Twinmommy2boys said...

I'm so very glad things are going so well. You have such a wonderful support system in your family. You, Gavin and Adam are so incredibly blessed. I'm keeping you in my prayers.

Jane said...

I am here from Kelly's Korner. Glad to hear Gavin is doing well. I will continue to pray for him and you all!

Traci said...

SO excited to hear the wonderful updates! We are still praying for y'all!