Thursday, May 3, 2007

Yesterday's great day turned into a sad one for our family. Our Grandmother passed away (My Dad's Mother.) She will be dearly missed by our family! So, in honor of sweet Grandma Doty, I dedicate this update to her and plan on using one of her favorite words as many times as I can today. "Watchamacallit." She would say to us, "Will you get me the watchamacallit?" "We would say what's that?" She'd say, "Oh, you know what I mean, the watchamacallit!" Us grandkids really got a kick out of this! We'll miss you Grandma! Please be in prayer for her 8 children and the rest of our family as it is such a loss!

Gavin continues to do well. He is tolerating everything great. In fact, he is on less oxygen than he's been on for quite some time! He does have me worried because he hasn't cried AT ALL! He just seems so content! He continues to be more interactive and aware of everything, but I'm still concerned about possible brain damage. Please pray about this!

I always feel guilty when I leave the hospital, thinking that he'll be lonely and not be given attention. Yesterday, I'm thankful to say, when I left to pick the boys up from school I had to go back into his room again. This is what I found: One nurse tech rocking him in a chair and another one whining about not getting there first to hold Gavin! They said he's probably held more than not when I'm gone and that everyone loves little Gavin! So, my fears were put to rest and I'm very thankful for the care he's getting in the I.C.U. One of the doctors told me today that they planned on keeping him in the I.C.U. until he goes home. They know that he needs close monitoring and want to keep up on how he's doing with more continuity of care. Yay! I guess they won't have to drag me kicking and screaming after all!

Thanks for your faithfulness in praying for our family! Have a great day!

Love, Alicia and Family


Amy said...

*sniff* You just made me laugh-cry with the grandma story! She used to always tell me to "warsh" my hands with the "whatchamicallit" after I'd been out playing. I'd always have to test her, because then she would laugh and say, "OH, you KNOW what I mean!..." Ha!! I'll miss her, too, that's for sure. :o(

SO great to hear the nurses basically fight over Gavin (can't say I blame them!) and that the doctors plan to keep him in ICU. Such wonderful and warming news! We are so blessed!

I love you!

xoxo Aunt Amy

Kimberly Hass said...

Alicia (& Amy),

I am so sorry to hear of your grandmother's passing. Sounds like you have lots of happy memories, however, to keep her close to your heart.

On a lighter note, what joy it is to hear of Gavin's continued progress.

Love you,

I'mMature said...

Good times we all had - Joe the Ghost, minute steaks, the camper in the backyard, Cabbage Patch Kid plays, Tang, hearing Aunt Millie on the radio, walking to great Aunt Millie's for candy, and hundreds of hours of playing with cousins... G. Doty will be missed but we all have some great memories of being kids!

I'm so glad that Gavin seems to have hit a good stretch and I hope it lasts forever!


Annette Gysen said...

I'm sorry for the sadness you are your family are feeling over the loss of your grandma. We'll be praying that you will all know the comfort of Christ's resurrection.

But very glad to hear that Gavin is doing well and is being well cared for.