Friday, October 30, 2009

No Line...

Gavin woke this morning with a high fever.  We will not being going to the OR today, as that will set us up for an infection in the new line and give us less time with Gavin.  I'm feeling very relieved about this.  Earlier they came in and told me that the OR called and wanted Gavin down there at 8 am.  


I wasn't ready.


Emotionally I wasn't ready to do this one last time.  


I know we will have to go back in a few days but I'm happy to have a few mores days looking at my babies bare chest with no plastic hanging from it.  Our amazing doctor leaves for Guatemala this weekend for two weeks to do a medical mission type trip.  He does this every year at a new location and every year I cringe when the day comes for him to go.  He has been such an amazing support to our family, not just medically, that I begin to tremble in fear when I know I can't reach him.


This afternoon we will be sitting down with our Doc and also the doctor who will be covering him to go over all the possible issues we may have in the next two weeks and also to have a game plan.  I'm not sure I could ever express to these doctors, who have really become our family, the intense impact they have made our our lives.  They have taken Gavin in as their own and and choose not only to see his condition but also his spirit -- I will never forget this.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

praying for Gavin and your whole family!

Kathy in Texas

Anonymous said...

Praying for comfort and strength for Gavin...praying for the same for you and Adam. We love you all!

amy said...

I believe Gavin's fever is God's way of giving you more time with your sweet boy. His arms are wrapped around your family. My prayers are going up for you, Adam, Madi, and Gavin.

Cathy Davis said...

I haven't been keeping up with blogs (long story - too many strongholds...) but I had to come and check in on Gavin.

I wish I had the words to comfort you and to make it all better. What I do know is that I'm amazed by all four of you and the grace under which you have all endured these trials. I hope it's comfort to know that God wants me to tell you HE LOVES YOU so much. When you don't think you have one more ounce of strength, His is there for you. When you don't have the words to scream or say or the emotions to feel, cry out to Jesus, even if it's inaudible to human ears. He is with you. He will never leave you nor forsake you.

Thank you for sharing your lives with people you don't even know. You'll never know how many lives you have impacted because of your willingness to share.

Cathy
http://lattejust4me.blogspot.com
Birmingham, AL

Lisa Marie said...

We are praying for you all!

Kate said...

I'm happy to hear about this reprieve, as well.

Karen, I hope that if I'm ever in your position, that I can be as brave as you.

Many (((hugs))) and continued prayers.

Jennifer said...

As I sit here looking at my own sweet three-year old boy, my heart is shattered into a million pieces for you. How could anyone ever be ready? I don't even know what to pray for; just praying, because God hears & knows your needs. Praying also for Gavin's dr's & hospital team for the amazing and life-sustaining work that they do every day.

Sheila said...

No words, just prayers. Every night

Anonymous said...

Karen: Praying that your heart and mind will be flooded with the Holy Spirits Presence and Peace over the next few days as you spend time with Gavin and as they prepare for his new line. I have to say it again, You and Adam are amazing parents and such an inspiration to all of us, Love you guys. ~Moses'

Thomas Family said...

We are holding your family so very close in our hearts. I never thought that I could love a little boy and his family so much that I have never met in person. Thank you for sharing your lives with us. We are here for you in spirit and prayer. Wishing you all a very peaceful weekend.

Jen said...

I found your blog through a girl who reads my cousin's blog. I've been reading about your beautiful family for a few months now and you all have my heart! Your children are the most beautiful I've seen and the amazing strength they both show is incredible. As a mom, my heart is on a roller coaster ride with you. Gavin and your family are in our prayers nightly for grace and peace. Wishing you comfort during such a difficult time for all of you.
Best,
Jen

Reagan Leigh said...

I'm so glad you have a doctor that cares so much! I only wish he weren't going away for two weeks!! So stressful. I know how frustrating it is when you can't get in touch with your doctor (and I'm sure so much more so in your circumstance). Gavin has become a part of my family and my heart aches for what you are having to go through. Praying for a restful, uneventful weekend.

carrie-anne said...

Adam and Karen...two amazing parents. Praying for any and everything for you both-as well as for Madi and Gavin. My heart is full. Thank you for sharing you life's journey with basically the world. You remind me everyday to focus on what's important., my family.
Prayers for everything and hugs for everyone!

Cindy Heintz said...

No words........just love coming your way with lots of thoughts and prayers always:(

Just Another Ordinary Miracle said...

Karen,
I am speechless. You are so strong and have such a wonderful family. You will find your way through this. Gavin is so amazing. What a journey. If you need anything - please let me know. I can get there.
Gwen -