Gavin is still in the hospital, but doing much better! As soon as he got some extra fluids in him he fell asleep and has been content ever since! Thank God he is so persistant! He must have been yelling at us: "I need fluids! I'm not going to stop crying until I get what I want and need!" They believe he has a virus and with the fever and being on dieuretics, he became dehydrated quickly! Thankfully he exhibited the same signs as last time and I knew to get him in soon. They say this should be a short stay, but we'll see. It is so good to see him doing better though!
It is kind of nice being here because with him catching up on sleep and not having the wild brothers running around, I was able to write some much needed thankyou cards! I have been quite behind with these! Sorry! I know that I have forgotten people who have done wonderful and kind deeds for us! For this I am sorry to those I might have forgotten. Some days I forget how old I am, so don't feel too bad! Please know that though you didn't receive a note from us, we are very thankful to you! We want to thank those who continue to pray for us, who send encouraging messages and cards and for the many generous things people continue to do for us!
Jacob was really sad that Gavin was back in the hospital! He said, "I was hoping that we'd never see that hospital again!" I told him that I had hoped for the same thing, but.....He also said that he was sad because he looked forward to holding Gavin each day and now wouldn't be able to do this today. How sweet a big brother he is! He has been so helpful lately. Since Gavin demands to be held quite often, I have a hard time getting things done most days, or taking a shower for that matter! Jacob has been helping a lot in this department by holding Gavin for me and helping out more too! So, I'm thankful for his willingness when most boys his age wouldn't want to be sitting around and helping with this. I know I complain about our crazy boys, but they all have such great qualities too! Nolan is a great teacher to Caleb and most of the time keeps him entertained. As for Caleb, as you know, he supplies the humor needed each day! Just thought I'd share the good qualities too!
Have a great day! Keep those prayers going!
Love, Alicia and Family