We have just received confirmation from Gavin’s grandmother, Jane Schwalbach, that the surgeries for both Jill and Gavin are a definite “go” for very early tomorrow morning. Gavin will need a blood transfusion during his transplant surgery. With God’s grace, both surgeries should be complete by early afternoon tomorrow.
Thank you to all who have already posted notes of encouragement, prayer, and well wishes for Jill’s and Gavin’s upcoming surgeries. It means so much to Jill and Jay to have such support from those who have been touched by Gavin in some way.
If you have not done so, we encourage you to send your love electronically through Gavin’s website. Please post your messages to Gavin’s Guestbook, or you may also send personal email or electronic card links via the “Contact Us” page of Gav’s website. All of those cards and messages will get to Jill and Jay personally.
On the advice of all doctors involved in this process, Jill and Jay cannot allow any visitation (other than very immediate family) at the hospital or their home for a minimum of 6 weeks.
Also, no plants or flowers can be sent to either Jill or Gavin because of Gavin’s immunocompromised condition. For those of you who wish to do something special, please consider donating to a children’s charity in Gavin’s name. Some special charities, chosen by Jill, are listed on the “Donate Now” page on Gav’s site.
Thank you so much for all the love you’ve shown to Gavy, Jill, and all the Winslow and Schwalbach families. We will post updates on Jill and Gavy’s progress on the site as quickly as we can to keep everyone informed. We ask for your prayers and support and to keep walking with us on Gavy’s incredible journey.
It’s time for miracles. May God and the angels watch over our special angels. And as Jill would say, “May your prayers be heard and may you cherish all that you have! ”.
Kristin Carpenter – Proud cousin and webmaster of savebabygavin.com