Thursday, February 19, 2009

Thursday Morning Update...

We have heard that the surgery will be done on Tuesday, which is a little later than expected but the the two surgeons, Dr. Dunn and Katz need a little more time to map out their plan. We just need to pray Gavin stays infection free for the next 5 days. Gavin's fluid retention is still a problem. He was looking much better least evening after the lasix but puffed up again overnight. His eyes are as bad as the other day but he certainly still looks very swollen.

It's going to be a long weekend. Not only to we now have so much more time to let our mind think and worry but my grandmother suffered a major heart attack and other injuries related to a fall and is also very sick right now and we are not sure how things are going to go for her. We are asking for prayer for our entire family today particularly my mom who not only faces the reality with her own mother but also the situation here as well.

Many people are asking what they can do for us besides pray. I don't like to ask for things but one way to help is meals. We rely soly on food purchased from the cafe which, with an extended stay not only gets expensive but also monotonous. Besides that -- your prayers, support and messages on this site and through email are really helping us through this stressful time.

22 comments:

blairspage said...

I continue to pray for your little Gavin! I can only imagine how hard all of this must be. And, now with your Grandmother. I will be praying for both of them! How can we send you things in the mail? Please e-mail me your address... I would like to help out as much as I can!

Tiffany.Morris@att.net

Hugs - Tiff

Leigh Ann in Nashville said...

Praying for you guys, your mom, your grandmother, sweet Gavin, and the medical staff making all of these decisions. Know those who don't even know you are lifting your family to the Great Physician every minute.

Erin said...

I wish there was more we could do for you. You guys are constantly in my thoughts. I will keep your grandmother, and entire family, in my heart as well during the coming days.

grey like snuffie said...

Good for you for sharing your meal need...praying for all. God is big!

Praying for that peace that just doesn't make sense in the world view! God cause Gavin's kidney's to work, release the extra fluid built up from his body and guard and protect him from further infections..grant them favor Father to make it through until surgery day. Grant those doctors Your wisdom, the right course, whether they know you or not. Father, I thank You that Your eye is on the smallest detail. Grant Adam and Karen rest and pour out your joy and contentment on Maddie. Sustain this family as they face multiple family health issues...be all that they each need. Thank You that they are Yours, In Jesus name, AMEN

Heather said...

Oh how I wish I could just pop over and deliver a home cooked meal to you.Distance makes that impossible.Our prayers are always with you guys though.Now more than ever.I wish that were enough.Feeling a bit helpless here in California but keeping the faith and sending love and strength for the journey.

Anonymous said...

I am so thankful that Travis alerted us to this prayer need.

You and your sweet family will be in my thoughts and prayers...

Cindy Heintz said...

Hey Little man....You are so Brave and such a Fighter :)
You are ALL in our constant thoughts and PRAYERS.
ALWAYS here if you need anything at all we can do.
Much Love,
Heintz Family

Anonymous said...

Praying for your whole family Karen. May you feel God's love and peace! Hugs and kisses to Gavin and Madison!

Hope said...

My heart aches for you. My prayers are with you today.

taralous said...

Is there an address we could send something? I'd love to make you guys a dinner but distance is a problem ;) I would love to send you a goft card for a meal if you have suggestions! You're family is in my prayers and I'm praying for God to give you all a peace that surpasses understanding!
Tara

Anonymous said...

Karen...is someone working out a schedule to bring you meals? I'm going to email you about this now.
Hang in there.
xoxo
kate.

Smileyface said...

Just found your blog tonite and wanted you to know we are praying. We do not know you at all, but we do know this: God is faithful...and He has purpose for each one of us and our kids.
Hang in there and know that answers are on the way!
Psalm 37....Love n Prayers...laura

The Q family said...

I just came across your blog and I wanted you to know that I am praying for Gavin and for your family. I'm sorry that you have to wait through a long weekend, but I know that God has perfect timing and this surgery will happen in that perfect time! I pray also for your Grandmother and for your mom.
Peace and Grace to you,
Angel

Junior said...

I just found your blog through another blog friend. Gavin is such a beautiful little guy. We are praying for him.
God bless.
Heidi & Junior

Mia hat eins mehr! said...

Just found your blog through Heather. What a sweet little boy. You are really going through hard times. You are in my prayers and in my thoughts.

Love from Germany
Claudia

Heather Nicole said...

Hey Karen, I have some food coming down your way today. I'm sorry its not much, its all I had in my house...cabinets are empty!!!

I never realized how expensive hospital food was until we went to visit Grammy at Reading hospital...WOW...I know what you mean!

Saturday I will have some time to make up something nicer.

Love you guys lots! Heather

dayna said...

i continue to pray for you and your sweet baby boy gavin..and actually for your entire family that you may all feel peace and strength to get through this..

Anonymous said...

Do you have a paypal account with a debit card attached? If you posted the address folks could donate to your paypal account and you could order in food from restaurants!

We really want to help, but we need to know where/how.

I'm praying for Gavin. I check in on him daily and we'll be lifting you guys up.

The VW's said...

I will be praying for you and your precious boy!!!

Tori said...

Came by way of Brandi, via Angie Smith. I will pray for your little guy and family. May God give you peace and strength and touch Gavin's body with healing.

Tori, PA

Dawson said...

I pray that God will shroud your family in a blanket of peace that can only be described by you as unexplainable. May he touch your lives and give you the strength and the faith you need to travel the road you are on. Trust in him always. We were brought to you site through Zoey's and we wanted you to know we will be praying for Gavin and your family daily.

mrsrubly said...

i came here from Zoey's blog..your son is absolutely adorble. i have a special place in my heart for him already~i live in katy TX. a couple of weeks ago, i did a 5K walk for mito disease! it was a blast! i will start praying for this little man, your WHOLE fam..sounds like you have a lot going right now. God please give this momma some peace right now..let her mind just REST!! in Christ,
bonny in TX