Friday, May 11, 2007

Happy Mother's Day to me!

Gavin is going home tomorrow!!! The doctor came in and said, "We are sending Gavin home today." I was shocked, happy and worried! I asked for one more day to clean the house real good and organize his stuff. (My mom and aunt and friends are going to help-THANKYOU!) I'm so glad the doctor agreed to the extra day! The doc said that Gavin has been ready to go home for a couple of days and that they were keeping him here while they figured out the surgery plan. The plan now is to have the surgery done at U of M. This is good and bad news. The bad news is that we'll be away from home and a lot more planning will need to be done. The good news is that they can do the pacemaker surgery and G-tube surgery at the same time, instead of one week apart. So, just one surgery will probably be better on Gavin. We didn't want this, but God's plan is always better than ours! We don't know when the surgery will be, but probably in the next couple of weeks.

Gavin looks great today and is doing very well. We have a lot of things to learn before we take him home. (How to work the feeding pump, med schedule and how to give him his nebulizer treatments.) So, we'll be busy in the next 24 hours! Pray for us! It will be somewhat scary taking him home at first. I know we can do it, with God's help and your prayers!

Have a wonderful Mother's Day all you moms out there! A BIG thankyou to Julie and her friends for the thoughtful card and gift that they sent me! I cried. This year will be especially special having all my boys at home!

Have a great day!

Love, Alicia


Anonymous said...

You are very welcome for the card, Alicia!!! We didn't mean to make you cry though. We have just been so inspired by your strength and love for your family! Enjoy a little pampering on us! Congratulations on having all of your boys home with you this Mothers Day!!

Val K

Kimberly Hass said...

What wonderful news! You couldn't have asked for a better Mother's Day present. I'm so happy for you. Will try to get over to help with the cleaning if I can swing it with Mallory.
Love ya,

Annette Gysen said...

I am so excited, Alicia! (I should have waited to read this until I got home, because now I'll have to pull things together and work!) What a Mother's Day gift from God and Gavin! I've been thinking a lot about gratitude this week, and God has given us an extra-special blessing to be thankful for.

We have been praying for this for so long! But we'll keep on praying for all of the other needs you mentioned. I can't wait to tell Katie and Jonathan.


Amy said...

HOW EXCITING!!!!!! I'm in shock, frankly!! Wish I could be there to help you clean and welcome you home, but we are leaving for a getaway today at 2pm. (Yay and boo...) Have a GREAT weekend and Mother's Day, and good luck getting ready and learning everything you need to learn before bringing that precious guy HOME! Thank you God! How blessed we are...

Hugs and love!

xoxo (Aunt) Amy

Anonymous said...

I am so glad that he is finally going home!!! You guys have been through the ringer!!! Hopefully his trip here to the U will be a short one, but I must admit I can't wait to see his cute little face again!!!

Anonymous said...

Alicia - praise God! What very wonderful news! Will pray for you as you prepare and for easy adjustments! Love, Carol Brink

Barb P. said...

That is so wonderful to hear--probably about the best Mother's Day gift ever! Hatcher prays for "Baby Gavin and his mom and dad" every night--we will continue to do so. God bless.


Anonymous said...

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to you, Alicia!!
What a wonderful Mom you are, so faithful to your children!!
Hope this day will be blessed for you and you'll be able to enjoy all of your children in the midst of an overwhelming discharge after such a long hospital stay.
May the Lord bless you and your family abundantly!

Love, Antje

Anonymous said...

Dear Alicia and Joel and family
Hope you are enjoying this beautiful day with Gavin home. Our thougts and prayers are continually with you as you get used to all the 'extras' that come along with Gavin.
once again,,,, Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

Anonymous said...

Wow! what exciting news! God always has the best gifts, doesn't He? And He always knows just when to give them. We will pray that bringing Gavin home will be a smooth and uneventfull transition for all of you! Enjoy those boys! Love'em, Hug'em, and Kiss'em even if they say, "awe, Mom". Happy Mother's Day, Alicia!
The Proudfits

Anonymous said...

Happy Mother's Day Alicia! Welcome home Little Vinster!!! Praise God for answered prayers!!!We will be praying that everything goes well for you all til you get back to U of M- and then too of course :-) There's light at the end of the tunnel!!!!

Anonymous said...

We are so happy to hear the great news. You sure couldnt have asked for a better mothers day gift. Cant wait to hear how it has been with him home.

Love ya all lots--
Ryan and April Ruehs