Friday, September 18, 2009

A Little Update...

It has been another difficult week here in the Owens' house -- not so much physically but just mentally. Adam and I are still struggling with watching Gavin's blank stare but I guess it's getting a little easier. Maybe.

Gavin is still running fevers on and off. We are now 48 hours on antibiotics so I am praying that things start to improve. He will certainly need blood early next week as we can all see the color draining from his little body. I was able to talk with the doc via email yesterday and sadly I didn't really get any information other than what we all know -- Gavin isn't doing well. Our doctor reminded us that Gavin has proved him wrong on more than one occasion and we are all praying he will do it again. Gavin had a scary episode of dropping his oxygen saturation yesterday, which had me very worried and about to run to the nearest ER but thankfully he was able to pull out of it. Lately when Gavin sleeps it seems like he is so fatigued that his body literally shuts down, including his breathing. He takes such shallow breaths that I think yesterday it caught up with him and he woke up grunting for air and hyperventilating. It took about an hour but then returned to 98% or above.

Yesterday Madison started cheerleading and just loved it. She did a really good job and even though I wasn't in the class watching I would sneak a peak through the window and she was having a blast! I love seeing her happy, especially when I know things are a little tense here at home.

Thank you all for your prayers. Keep them coming.

19 comments:

Christina said...

you & your family are always in our prayers!

Anonymous said...

Praying here on a Friday morning for all your household. Lord, bless this family with your tender mercies. Hang on to the Lord!

Neighbor Wars said...

Praying for you guys!

Paige said...

Lots of prayers for Gaving & your entire family. I'm glad that she enjoyed Cheerleading. It's always great for our kiddos to find a new activity that they love!

Rob, Tina and the boys said...

My heart is breaking for you guys right now. Sending prayers of strength to you guys.

Lisa Marie said...

we are so sorry to hear how Gavin is struggling yet again... you are in our prayers! God bless, The walks

Heather said...

Thinking of you and praying for you as you navigate through these difficult days.Gavin is a tiny and mighty fighter and I have no doubt that he will rally once again and show us whose boss.Love from California.

The Rowe Family said...

Always breaks my heart to hear that Gavin isn't doing well. I will be in prayer! Emily

Rachael said...

Hang in there mama. Hang tough, family. I know Gavin is fighting as hard as he can.

Madison rocks. Does she have a cheer outfit? We must have pics! :)

Alison said...

I don't know if I have ever said hello before but wanted to just say hi and let you know that I feel so much for those days. We go through similar with our son also, the ups and downs of positive blood cultures, progressing disease. It is not easy. Prayers are with you.

Allison said...

Lots of prayers for Gavin and your family.

Lisa said...

You guys don't know me, but I started reading your blog through another one I read. I do pray for you often and will to continue to do so. Gavin has captured my heart with his sweet smile. Both of your children are beautiful. I will pray for God to provide exactly what you guys need, because He knows and I don't. Thank you for sharing you struggles and giving me an opportunity to pray for you.
Lisa Covill
Pensacola, FL

Anonymous said...

His poor little body must be so strong to rally through these episodes. He'll do it again.
We are praying in CT...
The Saballos Family

Jennifer said...

Praying as always, for everything you need. Glad to hear maddie loved cheering :-)

Steve said...

Still praying for Gavin and your family!

Becky said...

praying for you guys!

Jen said...

I have been a lurker for a little while and have decided to come out. :) my daughter had mito too.. this disease is so awful..it certainly seems as though you have a little fighter on your hands! wonderful!! anyhow, sending prayers that he gets better very soon!

Just Another Ordinary Miracle said...

You are doing great. I hope the weekend has been calm. Snuggle up with Gavin and Madison and enjoy the day the best you can.

Misty Rice said...

Continuing to pray.