Monday, January 26, 2009

I'm just wondering.....Is there anything cuter?







Some days I could just eat him up! He is so precious to me! Wouldn't you agree?!


Do you remember the growth that we were so worried about under Gavin's tongue? You can see it in one of the above pictures, which were taken about a month ago. I'm happy to say that the growth is actually shrinking! After finding out that the growth was not cancerous, I decided to just wait to see if it would go away on it's own before we scheduled surgery to remove it. So far it is going away on it's own!

We made a change that could have caused the growth in the first place. We started using a mask over Gavin's face when giving him his breathing treatments about 3-4 months ago. Before this we were just blowing the treatment into his face, since he hated the mask so much. His pulmonologist said that even though they do blow by treatments in the hospital, we really should have been using a mask so that he would get all of the medicine and not just half of it. So, we took her advice and started using the mask. Gavin hated this and would get irritated and wiggle and fight with us throughout the whole treatment unless he fell asleep from sheer exhaustion from fighting so hard. Anyway, after the growth was diagnosed as being an ulcer or irritation caused by his teeth rubbing on the underside of his tongue, I started thinking about when he might be doing this to himself. That's when I put 2 and 2 together and realized that the growth started after we began using the mask! Since then, we have stopped using the mask and the growth is disappearing! Yay! Hopefully it will continue to go away on it's own and he won't have to have surgery after all! This would be such a blessing!

Just had to share these adorable pictures of our little man and fill you in on the great news! Look at him.....isn't he sweet?! Oh how I love him so!


"And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love." 1 Corinthians 13:13

12 comments:

Kimberly Hass said...

What a cutie! Love the pics. Great news about the growth in his mouth. Our prayers are with you in hoping it continues to shrink and he won't need surgery.

Love,
Kimberly

Lacey said...

Sooo cute, he needs to come over and teach Jax how to do that. I love the jams to. We love giraffes in this house. Glad the growth is going away, Yeah. Give him a big smooch from us.

Amy said...

No, there isn't anything cuter! And while I've seen him in person, I still cannot believe how tall Mr. Gavin looks in these photos! When did that happen?! How wonderful... :o)

Good news about the growth; I'm impressed at your deductive reasoning skills, mama! YOU ROCK!

Love you all tons (and miss you just as much)!! (((HUGS)))

Amy said...

And I can't believe I failed to mention those slippers. I can barely stand the cuteness! *nibble* :o)

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

I didnt notice the growth I was admiring his nice palate...Strange the things we notice these days, Alex's is so high narrow and arched, like only his pinky could fit in the palate (long ways).

Gavin is so adorable, and I always love how he is dressed. Where do you get his sweet clothes?

Cindy (TJ's mom) said...

Oh, he IS the cutest! I LOVE those pictures, too cute!

And look doctors- Mommies DO know best! Good for you!

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

I am glad to read that the growth is going away! That is excellent. :)

He is adorable. Thank you for sharing all those pictures with us!

Heather said...

A large majority of Zoey's pictures are of her doing the same wide open,look at my tonsils,pose.She has this darling "ahhhh" sound she does along with it.See,I told you they were kindred spirits but our problem is we have Jaxson and our buddy Reid line up too.a girl can have 3 boyfriends,can't she?I figure,she's been through enough ... she deserves it.All kidding aside ... the pictures are truly precious.He is a little love.

Annette Gysen said...

What a cutie! I just want to reach into my screen and give him a hug! I'm so glad that growth has turned out to be "not a big deal."

Robin Zondervan said...

He is so incredibly cute!!! I broke into a huge smile looking at his pictures - wish I could reach through the computer and give him a big hug. I'm sure you'll have no problem giving him a hug for me :)

SHARON said...

Gavin is as darling as he can be. That little giraffe accents how adorable HE is - and boy - has he ever been growing. So happy that you were able to reason out what the source of his growth was from. Happier still - that there is visible improvement - and hopefully NO SURGERY ahead. You folks are SO very blessed to have such precious children. We love them EACH ONE & LOVE to hear how you ALL are doing. Much LOVE, Sharon

Inspired said...

SOOOOO cute! What a pumpkin pie. I'd like to take a big bite myself : )
Very happy to hear the growth is going away and surgery isn't necessary.
Love,
Julie