The Gavin Chronicles, September 25, 2007

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Romans 8:28
Good Morning!

Yesterday was a great day for Gavin! Gavin will be discontinuing his antibiotics today. He has been on them for 2 weeks. He is fully weaned from the Fentanyl however, he can still have a bolice if he needs it. Gavin's feeds were increased yesterday to 1cc every 3 hours and today they will begin to increase the amount of his feedings by 1cc every 12 hours. This means in 6 days Gavin will be up to a full feeding of 12cc. Remember 5cc is a teaspoon. This is when he should begin to put on some weight. They will be watching closely to make sure his intestines are working properly post surgery. Gavin got to come out and play last night. I was not planning on being able to hold him but it was the best surprise ever. He was out for a little more than an hour and happy as a clam the whole time. At times while he was out of his isolette, his O2 sats were at 100%. He is going to be my cuddler because he loves to be held and always has.

Colin and I are still holding up pretty well against all the odds right now. Colin had a really good interview on Friday and hopes to hear something more this week regarding that. He knows his time in his current job will be very limited and I think that is what keeps him going right now. Today is the first day working for the new company so I hope all goes well for him. As for me, I still have quite a bit of pain on the left side....which is the side where they did all the tugging and pulling on. I am starting to feel more human though which is nice. I will be working to complete the paperwork for Social Security today for Gavin. Because of Gavin's small size at birth he is qualified and will receive Social Security Supplemental Income as well as Medicaid. This means despite the ugly insurance that Colin has been offered with his new employer, Gavin's medical bills will be covered by Medicaid if the insurance does not pay them. This is a huge relief and one less thing for us to worry about right now.

Ian and Brooke are doing well. I think they are happy to be able to be home for a good amount of time now. They sure do love their Grandma and Papa but I think they got a bit homesick as well. Ian is doing very well in his new school and seems to really like it. Brooke loves her dance and she is really good at soccer as well. Both of them miss being able to see their brother but will be able to see him soon once he gets moved back to Littleton.

In speaking with the doctor last night I asked if we were on track to achieve moving Gavin by Halloween......our previous target date. She was optimistic that if all continued to go well we would have him back there in possibly 2 weeks.

Please continue to keep us in your prayers. Pray for healing and strength for Gavin. Pray for Colin with his job situation. Pray for strength for Colin and I.

Thanks again for all of your love and support. I will update later as I know more today....

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