Monday, May 28, 2007

Hope you all enjoyed your memorial day weekend! We thought we would have a boring one stuck at home, but Gavin is always so thoughtful in making sure that we are kept busy and full of excitement. He decided Saturday that he had had enough of his feeding tube and while momma was in the bathroom he yanked it right out! This used to be no problem when the end of the tube was in his stomach, because then I could just put another back in. This tube is placed just past the stomach and needs to be placed under x-ray to make sure it's in the right spot. So, we spent half the day at the hospital waiting to get it replaced. Jacob and Nolan were away for the weekend, but we had Caleb with us. His summary of our trip to the hospital? "That was a lot of fun!" Well, at least one of us thought so!

Gavin has been more fussy than usual and still not smiling much. It's beginning to wear on me! I pray that after these next surgeries, he will be more comfortable and happier. He does still sleep through the night, which is a saving grace! Without this sleep I think that I would be a wreck considering how worn out I feel from everything else.

We hope to find out when he'll be having the surgery in Ann Arbor tomorrow. We'll let you know when we do.

Thanks for your continued prayers! I feel I'm really needing them this weekend! Pray that I can have the energy (physical and emotional) to do all that is needed to be done right now. Pray that Gavin stays healthy and is more content. Pray that his surgeries are scheduled soon and that they go well! We appreciate all that is being offered up for our family! THANKYOU!

Jacob said something that lightened my heart today. He said that just like Joseph in the Bible had to go through stuggles, our family has had to go through them with Gavin. He also said that just like Joseph's struggles brought about great things, he sees great things happening to our family through our struggles with Gavin. He said he sees it everywhere. He is right! We are struggling, but we also know that God has a purpose for all of this, just like He did with Joseph! This gives us great comfort! Sometimes children are smarter than us adults! I really needed to hear this today! I thought I would share this with all of you because maybe you could use a reminder too!

Love, Alicia and Family


Annette Selden said...

It always seems like holiday weekends are great times for visiting the emergency room. Why is that?

Sorry things have been so trying for you. Soon Katie will be out of school (after this week), and she will be available to help you if you can use her in some way. Please call her, Alicia. She would be happy to help--maybe even by giving you a break at home somehow.

We're praying for you and all the Gavin-related "issues." It's great how your boys are so insightful--obviously they have fantastic Christian parents :).


Anonymous said...

Alicia & family - we keep on praying for your family and all you go through. Is there anything else from our church family that you need? I know Sue Rumph takes care of things like help with grocery shopping, transportation needs help with child care etc. Please get in touch with me or with her if there is anything else we can do to help. Love, Carol Brink

Anonymous said...

Thank God for Jacob's insightful comments! You are so precious are your brothers Nolan, Caleb and Gavin! Each one of you have special gifts that brings us such joy! We love you all so much!

Hang in there Alicia and Joel. Lord willing, once the next two surgeries are successfully completed...things should be a little easier on you, I pray.

Much love and continued prayers.


Anonymous said...

Dear Alicia and family
I have been thinking and praying for you all often. (Even if I have not been wrting.) I am so sorry you had to spend some of your weekend at the hospital. Isn't it wonderful to see the fruit coming out in our children.
After all of our teaching and training and then all of a sudden they say or do something that tells us they are starting to "get it". How encourging! :)
It would be great if you could some how get a break for a little while. Even the best of us CAN'T DO IT ALL!! HOpe all goes well and I know your schedule will change next week when the boys are all home from school. I know our lives change drastically when everyone is home.
We are praying that Gavin will continue to improve (smile and become more content, be careful what you wish for :), that his surgeries will be scheduled soon and go well and no more unexpected trips to the hosptital.
Blessings to you all.