Monday, April 12, 2010

i love my boys! is so nice to be back on the computer and blog again. before i let you all know about our day, i just want to send out the biggest thanks i possibly can to my wonderful, loving husband. he took care of me in a way that i cannot even begin to explain. he kept up with the blog, along with everything else in our life so that i could take care of myself and precious, little gavin. are my rock. i fall in love with you more and more every day and i thank GOD that He placed you in my life. you have been such a Godly leader. i hope gavin grows up to be just like you.

last night, one of the night time nurses was going to attempt to put a picc line in gavin. they would only try one time and if it wasn't successful, they would try again in a couple days so he wouldn't be too agitated. she was able to place it on his leg and it was perfectly inserted the first time! what an answer to prayer! because they have the picc line inserted now, they were able to take out one of his umilical lines and tomorrow, they will remove another. what a huge blessing. our poor little guy has so many cords and tubes coming in and out of his teeny little body that it is so nice to see a couple of them coming out.

jeramy went back to work today so, since i am unable to drive, he took me to the hospital on his way. when we got there, we were told that they had already done his head ultrasound and his chest x-ray. they would have the results for us by the afternoon. so we waited...

meanwhile, jeramy went in to work and my mom came to stay with me. we did not stay at the hospital though because i had her take me across the street to the doctor's office. i have been having bad headaches when i stand up. they go away instantly when i lay down and when i explained this to the doctor's office, they wanted to see me right away. when i got there, they saw that my blood pressure was still pretty high so they drew some more labs. it could be one of two things, either postpartum preclampsia or a problem with the spinal they gave me prior to my c-section. if it is the problem with the spinal, they will do a blood patch over that spot under anesthesia. go figure...we can't catch a break it seems! we will keep you posted...

when we returned to the hospital from the doctor's office, we were greeted with amazing news...his head ultrasound looked good! if there was something wrong, they rate the problem on a scale of 1-4, 4 being the worst. they rated gavin at less than a 1 (more like a zero). go gavin! that may be the only time that mom will be okay with you scoring a zero on a test, kiddo! i immediately called his daddy to share what God had done and we cried and cried. what a mighty God we serve!

his lungs still look rather hazy on the x-ray so we can continue to pray specifically for that...poor little guy. he just needs strong, clear, healthy lungs!

i spent the rest of the day with my little boy, placing my hands on him, calming him when he became agitated, singing to him, and praying with him. we were joined by jeramy later in the afternoon for his diaper change...jeramy got to change his diaper for the first time. he did wonderful maneuvering around the various cords and, as jeramy put it, "having a 6'2. 200 pound man" trying to change this little one's diaper through two small holes in his incubator was a bit of a challenge!

all in all, it was a wonderful day. gavin is resting as they are trying to keep him as calm and relaxed as possible. i can't wait to see him tomorrow morning. thank you so much for praying for our family as often as you do. we truly believe in the power of prayer and we know that God is at work. we appreciate your continued prayer for gavin's lungs, that they would become more clear and that they would open up more. God has showed us His hand numerous times in these last weeks and we have confidence that He will continue to heal gavin. you all are the best. thanks again!

i have the best life ever...and i love my boys!

1 Peter 5:10-11
And the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will Himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To Him be the power forever and ever. Amen.


  1. Yay! Jeramy did a great job keeping us all updated, but I'm so glad to see you back! We'll continue to pray for healing for both you and Gavin.

  2. This is such wonderful news. God has answered our prayers once again! We live you all and we have lots of people praying for God's continued healing for Baby Gavin, Tracee and for strength for Jeramy. Jeramy, you're a rock! Way to go! Keep taking care of my baby cousin and nephew! :)

    jeff, Karen and Zachary

  3. Great news Tracee! And we will be praying for all the things you mentioned! I just can't wait to see little Gavin!!! So glad to see you back to blogging I know it can be wonderful and healing just being able to journal about this whole journey:0) Your BOYS are lucky to have you lady:0) Love you girly!

  4. Awesome!!! Will continue to pray for his growth/strength as well as your healing!! Love you lady!!

  5. Love the verse and love you all..praying with you! Love and prayers, Ms Em:)

  6. PTL for the good news on his ultrasound! We have ben specifically praying for that! Major hurdle overcome!! What a miracle he is! Love to all of you! Mama Maurer

  7. Hi Tracee,

    you're right, you do have the best life ever and you are going to fall deeper and deeper in love with those sweet boys in your life! I remember writing something so similar on my blog when we spent the most ordinary of nights at home. we realize how amazing god can make the most simple of things.

    we haven't met yet. I know so many people who love you dearly. I know jeramy from years ago and we are lifting you 3 williams in prayer. Love you guys!