Thursday, June 11, 2009

Good-bye, so long...

I have never been so happy to see this truck pull up to the house... (for the last time)

Good-bye oxygen tanks, we will not miss having to travel with you in the car...

Good-bye concentrator, we will not miss listening to your loud noises at night while being hooked up to our sick baby...
Gavin says "so long, it's been fun, but not real fun"...

This is for all you heart mom's (& dad's) out there (I know you understand more than anyone)... after all of the long nights, days staring at this machine, watching the number drop into the 60's, 50's, 40's, the dings and alarms waking us in the middle of the night... calling the doctor or rushing him to the ER in panic every time it happened. 95?!? It literally brings me to tears every time I see his stats now. Never in his or my life did I think I would see this number. God is so good & we are blessed!
GOOD BYE EQUIPMENT, AND DON'T COME BACK!

16 comments:

Tiffany Lockette said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome!! Congratulations. What a wonderful milestone Gavin has reached. I am super happy for him and your family. I will continue to pray for Gavin's health.

Laura said...

Congratulations! We are soooo happy for you guys. What an amazing little guy you've got. All the this long hard road is finally coming to a close. So much ahead of you. We pray for nothing but happy healthy times ahead! Love you guys!

The Simmons Family said...

SO JEALOUS!!! And happy for you!! ;)

Andrea

Alyson said...

I couldn't be happier for you!!!

The Curtis Family said...

95!!! That is amazing! I am so happy for you all!

---Allison

Stephanie said...

I've begged to get rid of the equipment. Alas, it still sits in his bedroom.

Drea said...

95 that is so great!!!!!!

did Gavin have the fenestrated fontan???

Suth-ern Mama said...

We are so very excited for Gavin and you all as you say so long, farewell, we bid you all adieu!!!!
I especially love the picture that read 95! Woohoo! We only had to deal with one of those machines and we still have it but haven't turned in on in ages! It is such a beautiful thing!

The Clinkscales Family said...

I'm so happy for you and for Gavin. Sat's in the 90's! Wow!!! I'm sure it's been a very long road. How wonderful for you to be where Gavin is now. Thank you so much for your comments and for adding Cain to your blog. We appreciate the extra prayers. I look forward to hopefully talking to you in the future once we are back home. Take care,
Catherine

Davis Family said...

95!!! What a super star. Go Gavin Go!

The Pink Owl said...

So awesome!! Very happy for you and your family!

allison said...

95 is amazing! Hope I get to see that # some day!

Trista said...

Wow - what a HUGHE milestone for all of you! You're right...God is good and Gavin is living proof of that! :)

Ryan, Laura and Grace said...

That is SUPER that Gavin has stats of 95. I know that feeling of saying goodbye to the tanks and concentrator and it is amazing :) We did the very same thing and took pictures of all the tanks and the van that took them away. Grace has always had one whole closet devoted to just medical supplies. Thank you for your sweet comments on Grace's site, it means so much to know we have so many people praying for Grace. Hope you guys are having a terrific summer.

rudysbeat said...

While your pictures may seem random to some, they are SO powerful to those of us who are all too familiar who have the same equipment in our house. It gives us hope to know that someday the hum of the concentrator will cease, that our older kids won't have to instinctively step over the tube snaking down the hallway and that we won't have to pack tanks into the car. So grateful for you! Go, Gavin, Go!!

Rolf and Trish
Parents of Rudy (HLHS)
Santa Barbara, CA

Jerry said...

Grace Furr's grandparents know the journey you have been on with Gavin. We are so happy that Gavin is doing so well. We wish you all well. Jerry and Pat Furr