Thursday, July 8, 2010
Back to the NICU...just to say hey
Today we were able to go back to the NICU and take Gavin to see the doctors and nurses who worked so hard to save his life. Dr. Marino was there and was the first to swoop him up in her arms. She was overjoyed to see how great he looked! We were able to tell them so much good news and that felt great. As I was surrounded by all the NICU rooms, facing room 4 where we spent Gavin's critical days, and listening to the alarms I was reminded of the many days we didn't think he would make it to tomorrow. I never thought in those days I would be standing there, 8 months later, holding a healthy baby boy! They were elated to see no wires, no oxygen, no G tube and to see all the happy social smiles that demonstrate his neurological development. It was so great to see them all. For months they were our life, our saving grace, our family. I owe so much to them, they truly poured their hearts out to our family and showed how much passion they have for what they do. It was great to see the nurses that had him in the early days. One nurse was remembering the day Gavin opened his eyes for the very first time.... one of the best days for us! God is so amazing and has continued to show us what great plans he has for this little boy. It is so great to know that we are able to share with the world how great Gods love is!