Friday, September 17, 2010

I don't know if I had told you.

I'm fairly sure most of the people who follow Gavin's blog are aware that he came to us with "special needs". It's strange for me to use that term for Gavin because you really would not know he has "s/n" unless you looked close. Yes they are visible, but in no way do they slow him down at all. Let's not forget he is a three (soon to be four) year old. I really didn't have a reason not to share what his "s/n" is before other then the fact that it's not that big of a deal to us.
Gavin was born with some missing fingers and toes and a few also are combined, meaning he has the bones for two fingers or toes on X-ray, but only one larger finger or toe is visible.
Well this last week we went down to Children Hospital in Seattle to meet with the "Hand" Dr. and were VERY impressed with the whole set up. We were very encouraged at the possibilities for what they can do for Gavin. We will have to go back on Monday to see the "Foot" Dr. and then they are talking like we can be in surgery soon after (on a later date).

Gavin killing time by playing with mama's camera before the Dr. came into the room. Not a bad photographer, but Oh wow was mama having a bad hair day.
 We did finished off the trip with some ice cream for the way home and felt like we are headed in the right direction with regards to Gavin's "s/n" and where to go from here.
~Blessings, Marla


Tami said...


I didn't know....thanks for sharing! I just posted about some great children's books regarding limb differences you might want to check out;-). So So happy you feel at peace with Gavins 'treatment' plan. These kids definitely don;t skip a beat, do they;-)???!!!

He's such a cutie!!!!

Kristi said...

Keep us posted on when surgery will be!

BrOwN CiRcUs said...

We love Childrens! We have been there for a few of our kiddos, and they are always so wonderful :) I am sure they will do the very best that can be done...what a blessing modern medicine is :)

bbqdaisy said...

Hi Tami -
I met your husband and beautiful kids today at the National Adoption celebration at the movie theatres ... and just wanted to say hello to you! We have a daughter from China (as well as four other children) and are paperchasing right now for our little guy who is waiting in China.

BrOwN CiRcUs said...

Happy Thanksgiving...thinking of you!

TanyaLea said...

Hello Marla ~ I know this comment comes months after the post, but I was just thinking of you and Gavin, and wanted to check in to see how things are going? Either you're having as hard of a time as I am keeping up with the blogging (I'm so far behind, I don't know where to re-start!) or maybe you have a new 'private' blog?! In anycase, would LOVE to hear how things are going and how things have went with his follow-up care? Post photos, too... it's always great to see how much they blossom each month they are home!!

God bless!! <><
~ Tanya

Anonymous said...

Thank so much for this blog ! We are going to adopt a young boy in Vietnam in april 2011. He has the same limb difference as your son. It's the first blog with this SN I've seen.
C., from France.