Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Hats...

Yes -- as many people have noticed Gavin is always wearing a hat of some kind.  One of Gavin's first issues present since birth is his inability to maintain normal body temperature.  Gavin was in an little issolette for most of his first year of life just so he could stay warm and grow.  Currently we have an infant warmer in our home that Gavin needs to sleep under to help him stay warm.


At times Gavin becomes hypothermic which results in a very low heart rate and apnea -- so therefore he always has a hat on just to help him out.  But in typical Gavin style it's not always that easy because Gavin also becomes hyperthermic -- will spike very high fevers not due to infection or illness but rather his body just gets out of whack and is unable to cool.


If anyone has ideas of places that sell cool hats I'm always looking for them.  His head is getting way to BIG to squeeze into little infant caps!

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Email me

sarah (at) meditscape (dot) com with his head circumference and any preferences.

I can knit a few and mail them to you.

Misty Rice said...

My son also has out grown some cool ones that I think are Gavin's style. Address, and will be glad to send them.

God Bless.

Rob, Tina and the boys said...

You need to set up a PO box for us. I'm sure we all have some really cool hats we can send, and of course some for Maddison as well!

Tina

Paige said...

The other bloggers had the same idea as I do! A p.o. box would be perfect for us to send Gavin hats or other things that you need to! Hope you are having a wonderful week.

With love.

mandie said...

definitely get a p.o. box. i knit, crochet and sew hats. i'd be more than happy to send you some hats!

bridget said...

I have nieces who knit - I'd love to send you some cute ones for both kids!

Rachael said...

I have a feeling there will be no shortage of hats for little Gavin! You are surrounded by love.
:)

carrie-anne said...

i am making hats right now. was planning on sending some. :) preferred colors? email me and i'll get the hats to you asap. :)

Lisa Marie said...

Hey Karen, I'd love to crochet Gavin a hat or as many as you want as well... just let me know his head size! There are some adorable hats at www.briarclaire.etsy.com but they are only for girls... however right now if you buy one hat they donate one to a children's cancer hospital- very cool. Love you guys and are praying!

Heather said...

Oh,my ,gosh ... look at the outpouring of love for your little man!He is about to have one incredible hat collection!Thinking of you and sending you love.

*Weird ... my word verification says "ohead"!!

Jim said...

I wish I could knit - I would make Gavin some. If you give a PO Box I'll be happy to send some your way (we're moving to Colorado where I'm sure there will be no shortage of knit caps!). In the mean time, I just bought two for my little guy at Target in the dollar section - they have infant and boy size!

Jim said...

Uh, the comment from Jim is actually from his wife Jenn....

Anonymous said...

I am thrilled to see how the hat collection is building--both for Gavin and his dear sister Maddy. How about some matching/coordinating leggings also? Sorry, I can only provide the idea. Go Gavin!!! Continuing to pray for your dear family.

Anonymous said...

I would love to bless Gavin with some crocheted and fleece hats! Please post his head circumference and I will get the in the mail!

(I think I still have your current address from Madison's birthday card, but will probably need your new one!)

Erin in Ohio

Bambi said...

Hey Karen, I love the P.O. idea. This way people have another way to help the family in a small way. But here's a funny site I found, love some of the hats, may get my Handsome little man one.
http://www.madhatteraz.com/kids-hats.php