Friday, June 1, 2007

Four surgeries down and.....?..... to go. Gavin's surgery went very well this morning. So well, in fact, that I am typing this update from home! No kidding! The doctor thought he was doing well enough 3 hours after the surgery, so she sent us home. I kept asking, "Are you sure?!" I never thought that one of Gavin's stays would actually be less than they estimated! They told us to plan on 1-2 nights and maybe more with Gavin's history, but here we are, and very happy about it! The only reason that I wish we had stayed longer is that we didn't get to visit with everyone in the I.C.U., especially Nurse Missy. I felt I had better get out of there before they realized that this was Gavin they were sending home and stop us! So, Hi Missy! See you the next trip, hopefully not too soon though! I had some pictures for you. I'll try to send them to you instead.

Gavin seems to be in quite a bit of pain. I feel so bad for him! Please pray that he feels better real soon! Otherwise he is doing well. Praise God!

Thanks for your prayers! Have a great weekend!

Love, Alicia and Family

7 comments:

Missy Navarre RN said...

You guys skated out right under my nose :0) I saw his name on the board and kept waiting to hear an update, but never did!!! That is so AWESOME though!!! You, Joel, Gavin, and the boys more than deserve it!! You will have to send me the pictures though!! The new one you posted on here is soooo cute!! I LOVE it! I am so pleased to hear how well he is doing, and although I do hope to see you guys again I too hope that it will be awhile! Take care, and I will keep my eye out for those pics!! With Love ~Missy~

Anonymous said...

Alicia & family - Praise God for such a wonderful surprise! Will pray that Gavin may become more comfortable quickly! Love, Bruce & Carol Brink

Kimberly Hass said...

Ask and you shall receive! You wanted a short visit and you certainly got one. So happy to hear that the surgery went well. Sad to here though that the little guy is in pain. Hope & pray that it passes soon. Welcome home. Love, Kimberly

Antje Heckel said...

Very happy to hear that the surgery went well, very sad to hear that Gavin is in pain!

You guys are in our prayers,

The Heckels

Anonymous said...

Joel, Alicia and family, I heard the news at school today and could not believe it!!! We are so glad to hear that the surgery went so well. Good thing you had that talk with Gavin before you left. We will continue to keep you in our prayers. We pray that Gavin's pain will go away and he can be comfortable again. Our God is an awesome God!!! Love The Hilton's Todd, Michelle, Olivia and Avery

nicole said...

What good news!!! So happy to hear you're home!! The little guy likes to keep everyone on their toes!! LOL!
Prayers that his pain will subside, and he will be feeling better soon!!!
Hugs and kisses,
nicole, dan, egan and milo

Annette Selden said...

We prayed that Gavin would recover quickly and would have no complications so that you could come home soon. Thank you, God!

We're very glad that the surgery went so well, and we hope to hear soon that Gavin is feeling better. We'll pray that he will feel better.

Love,
Annette, Katie, and Jonathan