Transplant has been canceled. Gavin’s liver enzymes are elevated. They believe it is a reaction to the antibiotic Augmentin but need to watch the numbers go down before they can transplant into it.
We are devastated right now, but know that everything happens for a reason. They are anticipating a January transplant date if his liver starts to improve over the weeks. It looks like Gav will be having a kidney less Christmas…we will get there, I guess today was not his day.
Dear Jill, I just wrote in Gavin’s guestbook yesterday wishing him well. and now I see the surgery is cancelled. I don’t know how you continue to deal so well with the disappointments that you must confront. I will be praying for you and your family, that you may continue to keep your spirits up and that soon it will be “your day” Mary
I am so sorry to hear that the date has been postponed…I’m sure you are all so disappointed…as you wrote, these things happen for a reason, and we will be praying for your Gavin’s liver to heal itself….(We have a Gavin too, who had a kidney transplant when he was 11 months old–December 7th 2005)
Holding you all close in prayer!
Dear Jill & Jay,
My heart goes out to you. When I read of the cancellation I fought back my own tears thinking of the pain and frustration and fear for little Gavin that you must be going through. Know that we are all continuing to pray for all of you and especially that little guy.
We know that God has a reason for all and He knows what is best so I pray for strength for all of you to trust in Him.
I know it is hard at times but without faith we have nothing so grab on to it and hang on with all your might. And remember that in times when you find it difficult to pray we will all be praying for you. May you have a Blessed and Holy Christmas.
So sorry to hear the transplant was cancelled again. Have a wonderful holiday and know that you are in our prayers. Stacy
I love you so much and I am so so sorry that this has happened again. Still, our prayers are with you and hang in there. Hugs from afar.
Jill and Jay,
My heart is breaking for you. God has truly blessed you with a gift of grace that is unsurpassed. I pray that you continue to draw on the strength of those who love you. Thank you for sharing your journey with us…
Sorry to hear that the transplant was rescheduled. January will be a good month too. Remember, things do happen for a reason. Maybe by January Gavin will be ready. Take care and our prayers are with you.
I’m sorry for so much disapointment! I just cringe at the thought of going threw this with DD- Hugs to you!
-Remember Nothing in life is imposibe, sometimes it just requires more steps-
Proud Mom to 2 year old triplets!
Hi, I to stumbled across this site after googling end stage renal failure in
babies, My baby son Ashton was born with it in august 2007..we live in
We have chosen pallitive care for the time being…with option of
transplant if he lives until 3yrs of age at the moment he is slowly gaining weight but is very tiny for his age.
We take each day as it comes, Ashton is our 3rd child.
I will book mark this sight & check on Gavins progress, wishing you all the
I came across Gavins story as I was doing research for a report for school. I work at a dialysis center in NC and know how heartbreaking it can be when a transplant is postponed. I pray that Gavin stays strong and will receive his transplant very soon. You are all in my thoughts and prayers, and may God bless you!
When someone asks our daughter what she wants for Christmas, her response is ‘A kidney for Jacob.’ We knew this Christmas wasn’t for Jacob, but you came so close – even we who are dealing with the same issue only have an idea how disappointed you must be. Please know our hearts go out to you, we will continue to pray for you and the transplant will happen. We’ll be praying for January. By the way, Jacob just had a few weeks of intense liver concern/examination and all turned out well. Hoping for the same for Gavin!