Friday, May 25, 2007

A change of plans again! There will be no surgery on May 29. When I cancelled the G-tube surgery, everything was cancelled! I guess Dr. Bove was going to do his part of the surgery (moving the pacemaker) in the stomach surgeons O.R. room and because that was cancelled so was the pacemaker surgery since there aren't any available O.R. rooms on that day. So now we wait until Tuesday to find out when it can be scheduled. Hopefully it can be done soon because we have a tenative date set for the stomach surgery to be done here in G.R. in the beginning of June. AAAGH!!! I know, there's a reason for this. I'm praying for patience!

Gavin had a regular check-up yesterday and is doing well. He got some immunizations done. Poor little guy! As soon as they rubbed the alcohol wipe on his leg he knew something was up! He knows from MANY needle sticks that being rubbed with an alcohol wipe only means one thing...trouble! So, he started whimpering right away. It broke my heart knowing that he knew what was coming from all his experience. He only cried a little, but today he's been more fussy and running a slight fever from the shots. He is behind in his immunizations because they don't give them in the hospital. He'll be caught up to date in a couple of months. Of course, that's if he stays healthy and out of the hospital! This is our biggest prayer! They say any little illness could put him over the edge.

Have a great weekend! Thanks for your prayers! Hope you are all doing well.

Love, Alicia and Family

3 comments:

Antje Heckel said...

Sorry to hear about the change in plans, how frustrating!
A quick change means nothing to docs but a lot to you guys!
I still want to pray for Gavin to only need one surgery, somehow, somewhere...God only knows, right?
You all continue in our thoughts and prayers, it is so amazing that after all these hard months you still trust in our Lord and encourage us to do the same! It would be very easy to stop trusting...that's where your beautiful faith comes in, thank you for sharing that with us.
Hope Gavin feels better soon and you and your family can concentrate on "just being home" for once, it's funny how "normal" becomes so unbelievably out of the norm, isn't it?

Love,
Antje

Missy Navarre RN said...

I knew it was going to be hard to squeeze his surgery in...because the PCTU is CrAzY these days, but I was hoping that they would be able to. Keep your head up! I will continue to pray for everyone!! ~Missy~

Antje Heckel said...

Hi there Missy...
How are you?
It is so nice to see you following and supporting the VanderWalls!
What an awesome nurse!

Regards,
Antje