Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Our little red head is turning into a blond!
So, what do you think? Do you like Gavin as a red head or a blond? Yep, his hair color is changing just like Jacob's and Nolan's did! I like Gavin as a blond, but I think the grandmas are a little sad. At least they have Caleb, who's red hair is stickin' around! :)
Gavin has had an awesome 2 1/2 weeks! No seizures that we can see! I am sooooo excited about this! He has also been active a lot more and still 'talking' to us a lot! AND.....He has actually smiled!!! Joel said that Gavin smiled for him on Saturday, but I didn't believe him. Lastnight I believed him, because Gavin gave one to me too! It was the most precious sight I've ever seen I think! The last time that I saw Gavin smile was back in April before his stroke. Like I've said before, he gives happy looks, but hadn't actually smiled since then. That's a long time to wait for a smile! But, it was so worth it! God is so good! It's funny how differently you can look at a situation. We are so excited when Gavin does ANYTHING! We just don't know how advanced he will become due to the stroke. This may be it, but it's more than he was doing 2 weeks ago! People ask me how he's doing and when I tell them Great!, I think they are surprised by my answer since he's at a 1-2 month level at 16 months of age. But, we see progress and are thankful for EVERY little thing! So, I usually say Gavin is doing great for Gavin! (He's not in the hospital, he's trying to do things and he's alive!) And this week I feel he's doing really great!
Gavin has his sleep study this weekend and an airway fluoroscopy at the hospital to rule out trachea malaysia. I'm hoping that he doesn't have sleep apnea because then he would probably have to wear oxygen or cpap at night. He would NOT appreciate this at all! Please pray that he handles the tests well and that we are given good reports!
"Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever!" Psalm 136:1
Love Alicia and Family