Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Wed-Day 5 Post Op-Bring in the Specialists!

Gavin is slowly working on his fan base here in the ICU. Today he met the kidney docs! I am so happy that the specialists have their eye on him now. I was kind of worried that a relatively "simple" case like him could be going under the radar amidst all the craziness that has been going on this week with some of the other sweet heart babies. Since the kidneys are the "brains" behind blood pressure, I am sure they will be able to figure out the right combo of meds for Gavin.

Last night, one of the babies whom Mimi knew, passed away. I didn't know the baby or the family at all, but that doesn't make it any easier. It is a surreal feeling watching a family go through that. I can't describe it. I am having a very hard time with another baby here, too. Gavin's 2nd "roommate," Patrick. He is only 2 weeks old and had surgery the same day as Gavin. They were recovering together and we got to know his sweet and hopeful parents. This week has not been good for Patrick, to keep it simple. But so far he continues to fight for his life. He is so little. I have had dreams, and lost sleep over him. It makes me so grateful for my blessings.

Today the kidney doc--Dr. Ruth McDonald--once again looked me in the eye and said, "This was an AMAZING catch your pediatrician made. Believe me. I've seen a lot of cases not work out so well. He saved your baby's life." Wow. Did I mention how grateful I am? It brings tears to my eyes.


Anne said...

I'll be having my pediatrician listening carefully to my babies heart.

R. Jeffrey Davis said...

I haven't posted much but I'm amazed at all of this that is going on in your child's life. It is pretty cool that you are writing it all down so that someday you can go back and remember it all. It is amazing and I'm sure you are very grateful that everything is going well.