Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Mini Bowling...


So far so good -- as far as the infection goes.  Gavin is doing pretty well -- his hemoglobin is up but not really where we would like it to be.  Dr. Raab said he will give him some more blood right before we leave, if not sooner, to make sure he has enough energy to be able to tolerate the fun at Disney.  


Today we had  a fun day with Aunt Jenny.  We spent the day mini-bowling, which was fun for all of us!  Did I mention that we only have 11 more days until we leave for Disney?  We are all so excited and tonight our Make-A-Wish volunteers will be coming to our home to make the official presentation and give us all the details of the trip.


Please pray that Gavin can stay strong these next few weeks.  He is doing so well -- it's almost scary.  We are so used to living is crisis, it's actually an adjustment both physically and mentally to living a stable life.


JayCee said...

"Lord Jesus,
Please give Gavin and his family the strength, courage and energy they need in the next few weeks. Thank You, Your Name, Amen!"

Stephen said...
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brandi said...

definitely praying for gavin as you all will be preparing for DISNEY!!!! so much fun!

i always read your updates in my google reader, so today when i clicked over to comment and saw the tag line "putting the cool back in chronic" i laughed out loud. love that positive spin, karen!

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

A very welcome adjustment, I'm sure :)

Can NOT wait to see that happy little face at Disney!

Eric & Emily said...

Just sent up a prayer that Gavin will stay well and that Disney totally rocks!!!! So happy to hear all is well!!! Love the pictures and all the smiles! Emily

Nicole, Drew, Jack, Megan, Sophie, and Lucy too said...

Fantastic news to hear that Gavin is doing so well! Also, exceited to hear that you are going to disney! You are all going to love it! We are going to see Dr. S in Atlanta the same week you are in Disney.

You are in our prayers.
All the Marletts

Anonymous said...

Praying for you all.

Hope you have a wonderful time!

from Australia

Sarah said...

I found your blog a few days ago...Your son is beautiful...what a strong spirit. Now that he is no longer translocating...have they considered IVIG to strengthen his immune system. I know many MITO kiddo's that get IVIG and wonder if they would consider it for him.

Just a random thought from my head.

Praying that he gets lots more time at home...and that it becomes his normal again.

Becky said...

Hope all stays calm and peaceful as you prepare for your trip and hope you all have a blast at Disney!! Hope the book has helped :) These shots at Jungle wonder are so cute-- look at Madi bowl! We're praying for you all!

Anonymous said...

Hey Owens Family! I am so excited for Disney! You guys deserve a great vacation!! I am so happy that you have not come to visit us here at AI. We love you so much but do not want an admission! I will be praying so hard for no fevers and fun times in Disney! Can't wait to see the pics! Karen -tell Maddie we love/miss her and give Gavin big kisses from me!
Love, Cristin Haas (Fretz)

Heather said...

So excited as you head into the last days till .... Disneyworld!!Saying prayers that Gavin stays put in the seemingly great place he is.I know he will.I can feel it.Love all the recent pictures.Happy,fun filled,family moments.Mini bowling??How cool is that?Would love something like that out here.Love to you all from California.

therextras said...

Keeping Gavin in my prayers - for health to enjoy the happiest place in the world!