Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Gavin's surgery to move his pacemaker over is now scheduled for Friday, June 1st. I have to take him on Thursday for the pre-surgery work-up and then the surgery will be on Friday. I pray that this visit is VERY short! Please join us in praying for this! He's been told that we are just going to say Hi to all the great staff that we met there, but that we are headed home real quick!

He has had a better day today than the last few days. I am thankful for this! He even gave me a couple small smiles this evening! Yay!

Keep those prayers up! We appreciate you and them so much!

Love, Alicia and Family


Anonymous said...

I don't work on Thursday when you come in for your check-up :0(, but I do work on the first, so hopefully I will see you then!!! ~Missy~

Annette Gysen said...

We never stop praying! We want you back quick, too!

Smiles are good, Gavin. As some grown-up always used to tell me, "It takes many (I forget how many) more muscles to smile than to frown :)!

Have a safe and fast trip!

Anonymous said...

Alicia, I have a friend whose baby was a preemie and had several surgeries and was in the hospital for several months. When they finally got her home, her baby never smiled and sad to say, was very needy and very fussy for a very long time. Today she is 19 years old and a happy delightful young lady. Her Mom says she feels Ashley was such a difficult baby back then because she couldn't express herself any other way to say "I've been through so much, so many surgeries and needles and tests, so this is how I'm going to be to let you know that I have been through so much in my short little life". This may be what Gavin is trying to say. He has been through more than any adult I know as have you and your family. You are all still on our prayer list and our church's. Dalene

Amy said...

I'm so happy to hear about those little smiles! Yay! As for having to have 2 separate surgeries, I'm so sorry about that...I know how much you wanted it to all be done at once, but as you already said, this is all happening as it is for a reason, and who would want to fight reason? ;o)

For the 1st time in months, I'll be firmly planted at home and in town this weekend, so if you need me to come visit and/or keep you company in Ann Arbor, I'm yours! I love and miss you all!

xoxo (Aunt) Amy

Anonymous said...

Hello Everyone--

We wish Gavin the best on friday and you can beat you all will be in our prayers. Gavin is just waiting for the perfect time (when you need it the most) to give you that big smile. We love you all lots--
Ryan and April Ruehs

Anonymous said...

We'll be praying....

Please take our regards to all the wonderful staff in Ann Arbor with you.

The Heckel Family

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! LOOK how big Gavin is now!! I really need to see you guys!!! I'm praying for a speedy recovery and home from Ann Arbor quickly!!!
Lots of prayers from us to you guys!!
take care and know there are MANY people standing behind you!
love you!

Inspired said...

Dear Gavin,
I hope you get better soon! I liked your Hawaiian shirt in the picture on the CarePages website.

PS- From my mom - hope all goes well with the surgery. Gavin you are an amazing gift. Sending you lots of love, hugs & kisses. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Kimberly Hass said...

Oh my! I can't believe how big Gaving is. He looks great! What a cutie! Keeping you in our prayers as you head to Ann Arbor today. Praying that Gavin's surgery goes well and that he will have a very short visit. Glad to hear you are getting some smiles! Love you, Kimberly

Anonymous said...

VanderWall family, we continue to remember you in our prayers. We pray for the surgery to go well and hopefully Gavin will listen and make it a short stay. If there is anything at all we can do for you, please let us know. Love The Hilton's Todd, Michelle, Olivia and Avery