Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sunday Update...

Not much new going on around here this weekend. Today we pulled Gavin's Foley and he did manage to pee a small amount around hour 7 but wasn't enough to ensure that he would not have to be cathed again throughout the night. At least we know he his bladder function is coming back.

He has still been running temps so I'm not sure what this means for going down to the OR tomorrow. This morning we were finally able to get a culture on one of his lines, which was previously not giving back any blood. So we'll see if that lumen sheds any light on where these fevers are coming from.

The Omegaven was held all weekend, which was a total bummer. We however now know that the Omegaven was not the cause of the fevers! yippie! We should start back up on Monday. Thanks for all the tips from all you other Omegaven families.

9 comments:

Uncle Mitch and Aunt Carol said...

Karen and Adam,

As always you are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you.

Uncle Mitch and Aunt Carol

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to send a word of encouragement your way and to let you know our Sunday school class is praying for Gavin. I have been following your blog each day and pray that God will be merciful to Gavin and your family. I pray that He will give the Drs. and nurses wisdom and discernment to help Gavin the most.
May you know that I am praying for you all. God bless you all!
Phil. 4:6-8
Do not be anxious in anything, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God. And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellant or praiseworthy think about such things.

God bless each of you!
Lori in SW MO

Anonymous said...

standing by and always praying for gavin and your family....may this week bring you better days and some progress. may it also get you closer to going home together.
kathleen

Anonymous said...

That passage in Philipians is the exact passage that our pastor taught out of this morning, so I see that as confirmation that that's exacltly what we will be praying over you and your family! That the Lord's peace will guard your hearts and minds!!
-Lauren in Texas

Heather said...

Okay,I'll take that update.Love the part about the Omegaven ... good news there.Slow and steady ... he is finding his way.You guys too ... this has just been a bit rougher and longer and scarier but I know the pay off will be big.I feel it and I pray it ... always.

Cindy Heintz said...

Continued Prayers are with you ALWAYS.
Keep the Faith and Positive attitude... I know it's not easy. Your in our hearts:)
We Love You ALL

Lindsey said...

Hey Karen, just wanted to let you know that we're praying for you and I was thinking about you yesterday while we were at church. We sang an older hymn and I wanted to share it with you.

How Firm a Foundation

How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,
Is laid for your faith in His excellent Word!
What more can He say than to you He hath said,
To you who for refuge to Jesus have fled?

"In ev'ry condition— in sickness, in health,
In poverty's vale, or abounding in wealth;
At home or abroad, on the land, on the sea,
As days may demand, shall thy strength ever be.

"Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismayed,
For I am thy God, I will still give thee aid;
I'll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand,
Upheld by My gracious, omnipotent hand.

"When through the deep waters I call thee to go,
The rivers of sorrow shall not overflow,
For I will be with thee, thy trials to bless,
And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.

"When through fiery trials thy pathway shall lie,
My grace all-sufficient shall be thy supply;
The flame shall not hurt thee; I only design
Thy dross to consume, and thy gold to refine.

"The soul that on Jesus hath leaned for repose,
I will not, I will not desert to his foes;
That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,
I'll never, no never, no never forsake!"

Praying and thanks for the updates

Faith said...

I found your blog through one of the many SBS/Omegaven blogs I've been reading lately, and I just wanted to post and let you know I'm thinking about you often! I hope and pray that everything turns around and little Gavin is feeling much better and able to go home soon!!
~Raeanne, Faith's mom

Anonymous said...

Hello Owens Family,

I have been reading your blog and oh my, what a journey you have all been on. I pray for you and think of you often.

I wanted to let you know about my little boy William who is a short bowel syndrome baby due to a NEC infection. He took more than 3 months to respond to omegaven, and about 5 months for the jaundice to clear completely. Even once the omegaven was started, his liver enzymes and bili continued to rise for a while. We learned that it must be a continuous 8 week delivery in order to see the best results. We had interuptions for surgeries etc. So hang in there!

Susan in London, Canada