Thursday, May 10, 2007

Gavin is doing so well that his nurse said today, "I feel like I'm getting paid to babysit, and then not even that because you're here to hold him!" There was even talk yesterday about sending him home! We haven't heard this ever! What a blessing to have come this far, considering a couple of weeks ago they were worried about him making it at all! He is a hit here too! I think it's because he's just so cute and so good natured! Sorry, but a mom's got to brag!

We are still waiting on news about his surgeries. He has his G-tube placement surgery scheduled for May 22. First he needs the surgery to move his pacemaker and about a week of recovery to prevent the spread of infection. This is what's giving us so much trouble! I'm being told that we may need to go back to the U of M hospital to do this! One of our cardiologists is going to talk with the cardiac surgeon here today. Hopefully he will agree to do it, because I don't want to have to go back to U of M just for this when it can be done here. Please pray about this! It's not that I don't want it done there, it's just so nice to be home again and to have to make the trip again so soon does not sound like fun!

Otherwise things are going well. Gavin still has a LONG road ahead, but getting him home will help, I think. He has a lot to make up for! When I see babies his age, I see just how far behind he is. I try not to worry about this and am quite proud of what he CAN do considering all that he's been through! He just needs a little brotherly wrestling to get him going!

Thanks for your continued prayers! Hope you all are enjoying your day!

Love, Alicia


Annette Selden said...


This "boring" news is so much better than the more exciting news of a couple of weeks ago :)! What a long way this little guy has come! And I'm so happy and thankful to read about it.

We'll be praying about future surgery and recovery for Gavin. We're praying for no more setbacks!


Carol Brink said...

Alicia - what very good news! It's been a while since I've been able to send you a message because I have trouble with the new website on my computer, but am able to use Bruce's . I guess he has more memory! Hope everything worked out ok for the dinner the other night and that things didn't get too dried out. Will keep praying for continued progress and that the surgery can be done right here in GR. Love to you all. Carol Brink

Kimberly Hass said...


There's talk of going home?? Woo hoo!! Such wonderful news. So happy to hear that he is doing so well. Praying that he (and you!) will be able to stay in GR for the surgery. Love to you and the boys,

Lois said...

Alicia, happy Mother's Day to you and your mom, too. Hope things continue to improve for Gavin and he keeps astounding the staff with his progress. You're in our thoughts and prayers and may God bless your family with peace and understanding through each and every day. May "home, sweet home" be in the near future for your little one.
Hugs from Chicago Ridge, IL,
Lois and George Gibbs