Gavin Had A Great Night, His Kidney Functions Are Now Normal For the First Time In His Life!!!

Gavin did great throughout the night. His kidney functions are now normal for the first time in his life. His BUN (blood urea nitrogen) level has amazingly dropped from 77 yesterday (before surgery) to 4 today. His creatinine level has dropped from 2.8 to 0.2. The surgeon said the transplant went perfectly.

Jill continues the road to recovery and has been able to walk a few times. As you can imagine, Gavin’s good news really helps with her recovery.

It has gone amazingly smooth so far and I couldn’t have envisioned it going any better. It has been good news on top of good news, and all of Gavin’s doctors and nurses have been wonderful.

Gavin now needs his body to adjust to a new working kidney. But right now, I couldn’t be happier about how things have gone to this point. Thanks for all the support throughout our journey.

Jay Winslow

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11 thoughts on “Gavin Had A Great Night, His Kidney Functions Are Now Normal For the First Time In His Life!!!

  1. Jay and family- What a terrific way to start the new year! I just get goose bumps about all of this- and can’t imagine all that you and Jill have been through. But- it has all been worth it now!!!!! I think having a child the same age as Gavin- it just hits so close to home with me and I can’t stop thinking about you guys. The website is phenomenal!! Thanks for the updates! Mia Zuberbuhler

  2. I’m trying to write this without crying, which is not working at all. Congratulations on such a huge and wonderful step in your family life. I have been wondering how long it would take a kidney to work on a little one and am glad to hear it is really quick. Jacob’s (grandson) levels are a little higher than Gavin’s, so it is good news for you and for us. You have all done great – and thanks for being a good example for us. Congratulations and prayers from Colorado.

  3. SO happy for you all!!!!!!!

    I know exactly how your feeling right now because I donated a kidney to my son when he was 2!! I creid when I read your e-mail!!! It truely is a miracle!! Keep us posted!

  4. Hi Winslow family,
    I found your page accidentally a few months ago ‘googleing’ something . (I’m a labor and delivery nurse and was looking up something that one of our patients had.)
    Anyway, I was drawn into your story and captivated by that adorable baby face and bookmarked this site. I have kept coming back to check on Gavin’s progress since then. Even though I don’t know you all personally, I want you to know that I said a prayer for Gavin and am so happy to hear your good news.
    You have indeed experienced a miracle.
    Continued good health and happiness to all of you.
    Sincerely,
    Kay Crain R.N.

  5. We are so happy for you guys!! What great news to start the New Year!! We miss you guys so much, we’ll talk soon.

    Love,
    Keith, Andrea, & Autumn

  6. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK WINSLOWS’ THE HARD PART IS NOW BEHIND AND THE FUTURE IS HERE. CONTINUE PROTECTING GAVIN WITH THAT FAMILY ARMOUR, AND ALL WILL BE GOOD. JILL TAKE CARE BUILD UP YOURHEALTH, RELAX, FOR YOU BOTH ARE IN GOOD HANDS. JILL YOU WILL NEED YOUR ENERGY TO CHASE BOTH YOU CHILDREN AROUND AND AROUND.

    GOOD JOB, LINDA

  7. This is great news for Gavin and his family!!!! I’m glad to see that his counts are down. Keep up the good work little one.
    Jill, continue your walk with small steps. The bigger steps are just ahead of you.
    Nancy

  8. YOU are both great parents. Please know that this miracle that God has given will stengthen us all. Keep on smiling.
    All my love,
    Julie

  9. We are so happy to hear things are starting off so good. Gavin is a tough little guy.

    Jay and Jill, you are amazing parents. May God watch over you during your road to recovery. We will be thinking and praying for you.

    Love, The Beyers

  10. Hey guys…Tina was keeping us up-to-date the whole day of the transplant and our prayers were with you and looks like they worked. I can’t believe those numbers!! Your family has been truly blessed and Gavin is just another one of God’s little helpers.

    And to Jill, what a wonderful gift you have given your son, a beautiful sacrifice, which is to you I’m sure, no sacrifice at all. We will continue to keep you in our prayers as you continue to gain strength and recover.

  11. Thank you God for holding my dearest friend and that sweet little baby boy so carefully in your hands. They mean so much to so many people and make life so special.

    Can’t wait to get my arms around you guys. Gavs, Macey is waiting to rub that head.

    Seen McDreamy around there anywhere???

    All our love. JSL FOREVER!!

    Sam, Matt, Mads & Macey

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