Monday, October 6, 2008

Gavin's getting feisty!

I think our days of calm, go with the flow Gavin, are numbered! When Gavin was in the hospital for so long the nurses used to say what a fighter he was! But, after his stroke and being put on so many seizure medications, he stopped being so fiesty. He rarely cried and didn't put up a fight for anything, well...except baths and washing his face! I'm actually happy to say that his little attitude is coming back!

The last few weeks he has suddenly 'woke' up and started showing us that he has a mind of his own! I LOVE it! He cries when left alone for too long. This is great to hear, because this means that he's actually aware of his surroundings and is finding a way to tell us that he's not happy. He's also a lot more active, physically and mentally. Plus, he's putting up a huge fight when we do his breathing treatments on him! It has become quite a workout for us trying to hold him down and keep the mask on his face! It's a pain, but it's great to see him fighting! Here are some pictures of him putting up a fight, by grabbing the tubing and squirming around!













He doesn't look too happy does he?! His shirt says GRRR! And, that's exactly how he sounds throughout the breathing treatments! It's wonderful to see him come alive! I pray that this continues and that he uses this new energy to develop further!

Today we head to the cardiologist for a check-up. I'm always nervous going to these appointments. I fear that they are going to say that the echo of his heart shows that his heart function isn't good any longer or that the leak in his Mitral valve is getting worse! He has been doing so well and has stayed out of the hospital for so long! I think my biggest fear is being told that he needs to be hospitalized or needs another surgery. I hate that this feeling looms over me sometimes! But, I dread the thought of spending another minute in a hospital! Please pray that we get a good report and that I will not be consumed with these thoughts! I have to remember that God has ALWAYS given us what we stand in need of and that He has it ALL under control for us! I'm so thankful for this knowledge!


"Through the Lord's mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not." Lamentations 3:22

9 comments:

Annette Selden said...

Gavin doesn't have that red hair for nothing! In my experience, that always means this is a feisty one. I wouldn't say this to too many boys--but Gavin, you fight back when something annoys you!

Praying that he gets a good report from his doctor!

hennhouse said...

I love the one with his little lip sticking out!!

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

I pray you got good news today....Im anxious to hear.
I know that my biggest fear is being hospitalized again. Once you have lived in a hospital, and watched as the nurses wake your sleeping baby for a blood pressure check for the 10th time, and slept on a horribel cot, and listened to the monitors go off, and waited for the need for o2 to be gone. It is a nightmare looming over my head much of the time.
I love that Gavin is fighting, What a good boy gavin!!!

Princess Abigail said...

Way to go Gavin!!

Who's in charge, anyway!

You tell them!!

Great attitude there young man!!

Princess Abigail said...

oh, and at the risk of repeating myself.

Mama keeps looking at those photos.

What a feisty little one you are!

Mama fears she have met her match there, young Man!

Good job too!

Abigail
(your secret admiror in France)

angie said...

A fiesty streak is a great thing:). I just found your blog and I have to say that Gavin is the sweetest little guy. Your family is beautiful! I hope that his appointment goes well today. I know how difficult it is to have the fear that the doctors will say that something has become worse. He is a fighter...and so are you Mama!

angie said...

A fiesty streak is a great thing:). I just found your blog and I have to say that Gavin is the sweetest little guy. Your family is beautiful! I hope that his appointment goes well today. I know how difficult it is to have the fear that the doctors will say that something has become worse. He is a fighter...and so are you Mama!

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

I hope that Gavin's cardiologist appt went well yesterday. He is so fiesty and cute! As much as I hate fighting with my Peanut over medical treatments, I love that she has the energy and mindset TO fight! :)

Connie said...

I so much empathize with the fear of a hospitalization. I was glad to read in a more recent post that all looked good, but my heart went out to you when I read this one.

HE is a sweet boy, isn't he??