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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

9 lb 10 oz today at the GI doctor! Woohoo!

This morning my mom picked Ethan up from preschool, then I was grooming the dogs when Ben called to remind me that Gavin had an 11:45 GI appointment in ATL. I was like, Oh crap! I had totally forgotten. Which is easy to do since we had 4 appointments just this week! So I took a quick shower and hustled Aiden and Gavin into the car, down to Atl, into the double stroller, ran across the parking late finally found the stupid place right on time....just to wait 45 mins for the doc. UGH! All in all, one appt took 2 1/2 hrs if you include driving. And the doc was in the room 7 mins. Sometimes I think it it pointless, but hey, I am just a mom. He said everything looked good and didn't change anything. no surprise, he is not letting us get rid of the G tube. I knew once they put it in I would have to fight to get rid of it. Oh, well. I was tired, so I will fight next month when we see him. Friday is pulmonary, I plan to fight to get rid of the oxygen. When he is well, he doesn't need it.

Saturday's walk was awesome. I have been in a totally passionate mood about preemies ever since. I have been touched so much this year by it. gavin of course, but our friends Cross and Christian, who were born at a later gestation but went through a lot in their NICU stay. And our dear friends Campbell and Joseph. Campbell fought hard for 23 days and changed the world with his beautiful spirit and courageous fight and Joseph, who continues to defy all odds to show us all to never stop believing in miracles. That is what preemies teach you. That miracles happen, that one life changes the world, to cherish every moment with those we love, and that there is no choice in abortion...you either change the world with a life or take away all the bleesings that child had to bring.

On a lighter note, Gavin seems to be doing well. Eating well, Gaining weight and really starting to smile and coo. It is so sweet! I love seeing him make the emotional connection of smiling and cooing, one we have sat back and wondered if it would ever happen....and it did. A ray of sunshine that continues to reveal our miracle. I will keep you posted on the pulmonary appointment ...pray for no 02!

2 comments:

  1. Emily & Ben, when I look at the pics from the beginning I just cry, looking at God's little miracle. He is 'one little trooper'. I pray for the Lord to continue to encourage your hearts and bless you with renewed strength every day. You are doing a great job and I am so proud of you. You are in my prayers daily. Love, Reta Dodd

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  2. Thanks for what you said about Joseph and Campbell. Preemies are amazing! Love you guys!

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