Thursday, June 28, 2007

Reality Check

Gabi is definitely doing better and we thank all of you for the prayers to get her on the right path. Unfortunately we had a bit of a reality check. They added a new medicine to Gabi's long laundry list of drugs and it altered the flow of one other drug and her blood pressure dropped immediately to 48! Michelle the nurse increased the flow of the drug and her blood pressure slowly came back up.

It was just a wake up call on exactly how reliant she is on the drugs. The positive side is that her body is responding to the medication without additional help from machines.

So I guess in short is we may need your prayers for quite a while. She is going to be in the PICU for quite some time and even once they close her chest back up they are pretty much going to start back from scratch because they don't know how she will react once there is pressure again against the heart and lungs.

As I always say we are far from out of the woods but Gabi is chipping away at the forrest one swing at a time! Having all of you with us on this journey is definitely helping and we hope you stick with us through to the end!

Jason, Micah, and Gabi


Anonymous said...

Don't worry about us NOT being there along the long road. She is definitely IN OUR HEARTS! (Mom and Dad are too!)

Anonymous said...

Jason and Micah,
I just wanted to let you guys know that you are in my thoughts and prayers all the time!!! Gabi is such a fighter, and if anyone can make it through all of this, she can!!! I am also so sorry that someone has been so hateful towards all of you. I have no idea what was said, but it saddens me that some people are filled with such hate. Some people take the gifts that God gives us for granted. Gabi is truly a gift to you and to everyone else that her life continues to touch. Hang in there guys! I will be thinking about you and praying for you!


Anonymous said...

You keep hanging in there miss Gabi (and family)! You all will remain in our thoughts and prayers.
Nathan and Tonya Stewart

Fred and Phyllis Acker said...

I believe it was Confucious who said "the longest journey begins with the first step". It is going to be a long journey for our precious granddaughter but she won't be alone. There are so many people loving her and praying for her it just boggles the mind. We're so thankful God has surrounded her with so much love. Her Mommy and Daddy are pretty special people too. Hang in there kids. The rewards of the journey will be well worth the difficulties.

Anonymous said...

Hang in there guys! We are praying for you. As some of you may know, Daniel and I are hosting our 1st foreign exchange student this fall from South Korea and I gave her the blog, so she could pray for little Gabi too. Lee said, she is praying for Gabi and is emailing her pastor tonight and is asking them to put Gabi on their prayer list at her church in her country. WOW! Isn't that amazing!! SO Gabi you and your family are getting prayers from all around the world! Lee says, she cannot wait to meet the little angel! Please, please let us know is there is anything we can do for you. Keep your chin up guys!

The Arnetts
Daniel, Angela, Wyatt and Hannah May

Anonymous said...

Jason & Micah,

Wow, I have so much admiration for your strength and your love as a family! I have been keeping up with your posts and praying for your little Gabi.. .. She is such a fighter and she will come through this like the precious little baby 'champ' that she is! :> Thinking of all of you. ..

Angela & Theron

Anonymous said...

Try and hold strong through this long journey. God is watching over all of you and is with you each and every day. My prayers are with all of you and I hope soon that you guys continue to see great results and you will have her back home. You will make it through this and all of your friends and family are with you.

Take care,