Friday, March 13, 2009

All is Well!

Gavin is out of surgery and all is well! There are no complications that we know of and our little Gavvy is beginning the recovery process in CICU--in one of the rooms that Mia spent way too much time in. Fortunately, Gavin will most likely just spend a couple of days here, then a couple more on the "floor" (regular ward) and then will possibly go home mid-week next week.As we mentioned, he was taken back for surgery at 3:50 p.m. It took almost 2 hours to prep him since they had a hard time getting his "lines" (IVS, tubes, etc) in, so the actual surgery started about 5:40. They called at 6:30 to say he was all closed up and getting set up in CICU! But it wasn't until 7:45 until we got to come back to his room. Seeing Mia post-op had prepared me quite a bit for all of the lines coming from Gavin, but the sight of Gavin's face shook me. I hope I never again have to see one of my children sedated.

Spaghetti a la Gavin. The lines came out of the OR this way, but the CICU nurses have organized them, now.

Gavin and his "Chrismas tree" of medication dispensers on the left.

The hours of surgery went by faster for us since both my mom and dad and step-mom were able to be here with us. Thank you Grandmas and Grandpa! :)

This has been a whirlwind week. It's not over yet--but we have been in such good hands. We have been so blessed and we truly are so happy that Gavin was diagnosed and operated on all within days. We are so blessed to live within just over an hour away from one of THE most premier children's hospitals in the Northwest.


Allyson said...

Wow! So glad everything went well! It's so sad to see him sedated like that! Thanks for keeping us posted on everything. We'll keep you in our prayers.

Brandis said...

Oh my goodness, I'm SO behind!!! I had no idea any of this was going on. I'm sorry you guys are going through this! It sounds like you have good support from family & friends and good doctors though. We'll definitely keep Gavin & the rest of you in our prayers!!

Kirsten said...

Happy to hear all went well!

Amanda said...

Oh Heather, what a roller coaster you've been on. I am so so so happy that your little guy will be alright. Thank goodness for wonderful doctors and modern medicine/science.

We will keep your family in our prayers.

~Amanda Sharp

Sarah J. said...

So glad to hear everything went well!

Tammy and Chris said...

I am so sorry your little guy had to go through all of this. I am glad he is doing well. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.

p.s. He is soo cute!