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Rev
11-20-2009, 08:40 PM
The doctors think that my son may have some sort of disabliaties but they arent sure. I need my friends on this forum to be praying that God will intervine and everything will be fine with him.

Play The Man
11-20-2009, 08:42 PM
The doctors think that my son may have some sort of disabliaties but they arent sure. I need my friends on this forum to be praying that God will intervine and everything will be fine with him.

Will do.

VCURamFan
11-20-2009, 08:55 PM
The doctors think that my son may have some sort of disabliaties but they arent sure. I need my friends on this forum to be praying that God will intervine and everything will be fine with him.
Definitely, Rev. I'm praying for him now.

Llamafighter
11-20-2009, 09:49 PM
You got it!!

flo
11-20-2009, 10:32 PM
We will be praying for him, Rev. Hang in there.

surveyorshawn
11-20-2009, 10:46 PM
Will definitely be praying Brother!! Thank you for being there for us with Benaiah! Keep us posted!!

TexasRN
11-20-2009, 10:47 PM
You got it. Did they say what kind? Or what they are seeing to make them think this? I might can help with info.


~Amy

Primadawn
11-20-2009, 11:10 PM
Praying for baby, mom and dad.

Rev
11-20-2009, 11:59 PM
right now they are focusing on his eating problem. his jaw and chin is recessed and he has a problem with his palate. this is causing him not to be able to eat.

they are not speaking about it anymore yet but earlier they alluded to some sort of mental disorders. I will keep you all posted.
thanks and I love you all.

TENNESSEAN
11-21-2009, 12:10 AM
you got it. Stay strong buddy.

TexasRN
11-21-2009, 12:21 AM
right now they are focusing on his eating problem. his jaw and chin is recessed and he has a problem with his palate. this is causing him not to be able to eat.

they are not speaking about it anymore yet but earlier they alluded to some sort of mental disorders. I will keep you all posted.
thanks and I love you all.


I won't grill you on specifics, you have enough to deal with as it is. Just know that there are many, many times that it all checks out ok and baby just needs extra help feeding due to chin and palate issues. He may need help building those muscles and the nurses can teach you ways to feed him where you support his cheeks and chin with your fingers and help him suck.

There are syndromes that have those features but not all babies with those features have a syndrome.


~Amy

Bonnie
11-21-2009, 01:17 AM
Gabriel is already in my prayers, Rev. Stay strong.

Neezar
11-21-2009, 03:09 AM
God bless.

Chuck
11-21-2009, 03:40 AM
Definitely in my prayers brother.... :wink:

Boomer
11-21-2009, 05:39 AM
will do rev ..

surveyorshawn
11-22-2009, 03:09 PM
Rev texted me last night and said that Gabriel fed for 40 minutes!! Awesome news!! We will keep praying for him!

TexasRN
11-22-2009, 03:11 PM
Rev texted me last night and said that Gabriel fed for 40 minutes!! Awesome news!! We will keep praying for him!


That's great news!!! His little jaw is getting stronger already and he's getting the breathe/suck thing down! That's huge.


~Amy

flo
11-22-2009, 08:24 PM
Rev texted me last night and said that Gabriel fed for 40 minutes!! Awesome news!! We will keep praying for him!
Wonderful news! We will keep you all in our prayers too...

Bonnie
11-23-2009, 07:25 AM
That truly is wonderful news. Still praying... :)

CAVEMAN
11-23-2009, 09:08 PM
Good to hear on the improvement! I'll be praying for more!

Rev
11-26-2009, 12:09 AM
hey guys, sorry i havent posted for a while, its been rough.
Gabe isnt feeding as well anymore, they also came and told us that he has a hole in his heart, a leaking valve, and the right side of his heart is enlarged.
we are waiting for the chromozome(spelling) test to come back so we know more about what we are dealing with. thanks for the prayers and I hope you all have a good Thanksgiving.

surveyorshawn
11-26-2009, 01:34 AM
Man, let's call the things that aren't as if they are! God has this under control!! It seems hard now, but Gabe is going to be on the other side of this before long just like my Ben is now!! I know everyone on here is praying, and I am starting a prayer chain locally as well. I want to be there for you guys like you were for us when Benaiah was in the same position. If there is anything you need, please let me know, brother!

Bonnie
11-26-2009, 01:37 AM
Rev, I'm so sorry you guys are going through so much right now, especially little Gabriel. Please know that we're thinking of y'all and continue to pray for Gabriel.

Maglorius
11-26-2009, 05:58 PM
Hey Rev hope all is going well and I just wanted to share with you what two close friends of mine went through with their little girl. From the time that Taylor was born she had troubles eating and it was a real struggle for her to keep on weight. They never knew what a normal feeding routine was like. For about the first 6 months of her life her parents went from doctor to doctor and nutritionist from specialist to specialist to try and figure things out. They finally did an examination on her heart and she had a hole in her heart as well. I believe is was between the two lower chambers of her heart. They did open heart surgery on her when she was 10 months old and now she is 2 and is a very healthy princess. I pray that God will give you and your family strength and the doctors wisdom to find the issues with Gabriel and for healing.

Tyburn
11-27-2009, 08:26 PM
We will all keep praying ceaselessly about this matter :)

Jonlion
11-27-2009, 11:03 PM
Hey brother, have been throwing up my prayers for you and Gabriel.

Here for you

Rev
12-01-2009, 03:28 PM
Been a while, but the latest is:
the first test came back normal and today we should get the next.
Gabe is starting to eat better and the doctors say that the hole in his heart will close in its own in time. They all seem pretty sure that if he will just start eating better all will be well. ALL GLORY TO GOD!!!!!

I know that I had you all praying for me and my son and you will never know what that means to me. I wish I could see you all in person and thank you but I cant so, Thank you, every one who prayed and is still praying for Gabe.
I hope we can get him home before Christmas.

VCURamFan
12-01-2009, 04:31 PM
Hallelujah!!!

TexasRN
12-01-2009, 05:10 PM
Thanks for the update. Your family will stay on my prayer list for now. Gabe will get the hang of the eating thing and before you know it you'll be chasing him around the house. I know it's scary for you and your wife right now but hang in there and it'll get better. Gabe's in good hands.


~Amy

CAVEMAN
12-01-2009, 05:17 PM
Thanks for the update Rev. Glad to hear things are getting better again. Let us know of any specifics we can pray for. Take care!

Bonnie
12-01-2009, 06:00 PM
Been a while, but the latest is:
the first test came back normal and today we should get the next.
Gabe is starting to eat better and the doctors say that the hole in his heart will close in its own in time. They all seem pretty sure that if he will just start eating better all will be well. ALL GLORY TO GOD!!!!!

I know that I had you all praying for me and my son and you will never know what that means to me. I wish I could see you all in person and thank you but I cant so, Thank you, every one who prayed and is still praying for Gabe.
I hope we can get him home before Christmas.

Indeed!!!

Okay, I'm trying not to cry (in joy). This is such wonderful wonderful news! I think I've heard that before about where you're born with a hole in your heart and it closes on it's own. I'll be praying for that and that he's able to start eating better.

Praying that you get your Christmas wish! :)

flo
12-01-2009, 06:11 PM
Prayers have been answered, I am so happy for you and your family!

Primadawn
12-02-2009, 12:26 AM
So glad to hear the good news! I have a friend whose daughter was born with a hole in her heart--never had to have surgery, it closed on its own and man, that kid is now a force of nature! I'm betting Gabe will be too!

Continuing to pray for you!

Jonlion
12-02-2009, 07:53 AM
Great news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I'll keep praying my friend

surveyorshawn
12-03-2009, 01:44 PM
Awesome news Rev!! You should post some pics of the little guy for us to see!!

Rev
12-06-2009, 03:39 PM
GABE IS IN DA HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!
We brought him home and he is doing great so far.
all he does is eat, sleep and poop. His chin is getting better and they dont seem to even be worried about his heart. all of our test ahve come back normal and the doctor said that he should be able to play footbal for coach Saban just fine.(Roll Tide)

Thank you all for your prayers and please keep them coming, if he looses any weight he will have to go back to the NICU but thats ok, he is going to be fine.

TexasRN
12-06-2009, 03:47 PM
GABE IS IN DA HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!
We brought him home and he is doing great so far.
all he does is eat, sleep and poop. His chin is getting better and they dont seem to even be worried about his heart. all of our test ahve come back normal and the doctor said that he should be able to play footbal for coach Saban just fine.(Roll Tide)

Thank you all for your prayers and please keep them coming, if he looses any weight he will have to go back to the NICU but thats ok, he is going to be fine.


:happydancing: Awesome news!!! Give that boy some groceries and fatten him up! Those heart defects can be very minor even though they sound super scary. Keep that baby warm, give him frequent skin to skin contact(kangaroo care), long patient feedings, and he'll be good to go. War Gabe!!!!



~Amy

surveyorshawn
12-06-2009, 04:10 PM
Wonderful!! God is awesome!!! Gabe is gonna do great!!! He has to be strong, he is named after a Sylvester Stallone character and his dad looks like Mark Wahlberg! Lol!! He will be an awesome warrior for God! Still waiting on some pics of him!!

VCURamFan
12-06-2009, 04:30 PM
GABE IS IN DA HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!
We brought him home and he is doing great so far.
all he does is eat, sleep and poop. His chin is getting better and they dont seem to even be worried about his heart. all of our test ahve come back normal and the doctor said that he should be able to play footbal for coach Saban just fine.(Roll Tide)

Thank you all for your prayers and please keep them coming, if he looses any weight he will have to go back to the NICU but thats ok, he is going to be fine.

WAR GABE!!!!!

Between Gabe coming home & Ben getting stronger, this place is just chock full of healthy babies!!!

Bonnie
12-06-2009, 09:01 PM
Eat, sleep and poop! :scared0011: Sounds pretty normal to me. :laugh:

That's wonderful news, Rev. Looks like you got your Christmas wish! :w00t:

He'll continue to be in my prayers.

Like Amy and Ben said:

WAR GABE!!!

Jonlion
12-06-2009, 09:09 PM
Great news brother!

Rev
12-12-2009, 09:38 PM
Sorry it took so long to post pics.
That is his moms fingers above his ears, i know it looks like he has HUGE ears but he doesnt. lol

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn170/dirktherev/DSCN0474.jpg

He is doing great!! Thanks for your prayers.
We cant decide if he is gonna be a fighter, a football player, or a pro bull rider.
I would be happy if he had his own hunting show and would just bring dad along sometimes.

hughesfan4life
12-12-2009, 10:28 PM
what a wee cutie!.glad you have some good news buddy.:)

TexasRN
12-13-2009, 12:46 AM
Oh, Rev, he is gorgeous!!!! And he can be all 3 things! There's no limit to what he can do. He looks great.


~Amy

Neezar
12-13-2009, 02:32 AM
Sorry it took so long to post pics.
That is his moms fingers above his ears, i know it looks like he has HUGE ears but he doesnt. lol

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn170/dirktherev/DSCN0474.jpg

He is doing great!! Thanks for your prayers.
We cant decide if he is gonna be a fighter, a football player, or a pro bull rider.
I would be happy if he had his own hunting show and would just bring dad along sometimes.

:wub:

Bonnie
12-13-2009, 03:50 AM
I can see right now Gabriel is going to give Benaiah some competition for charming our hearts! :wub:

lyndsey823
12-13-2009, 06:26 AM
Sorry it took so long to post pics.
That is his moms fingers above his ears, i know it looks like he has HUGE ears but he doesnt. lol

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn170/dirktherev/DSCN0474.jpg

He is doing great!! Thanks for your prayers.
We cant decide if he is gonna be a fighter, a football player, or a pro bull rider.
I would be happy if he had his own hunting show and would just bring dad along sometimes.

He is an absolute DOLL!! So handsome! Congrats to you and your wife. :)

And I love the bib, so cute! Love Bama! I'll have to get one for my baby, when that day comes. A few years from now, lol. He is a cutie Rev!

Silverback
12-13-2009, 05:59 PM
Sorry it took so long to post pics.
That is his moms fingers above his ears, i know it looks like he has HUGE ears but he doesnt. lol

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn170/dirktherev/DSCN0474.jpg

He is doing great!! Thanks for your prayers.
We cant decide if he is gonna be a fighter, a football player, or a pro bull rider.
I would be happy if he had his own hunting show and would just bring dad along sometimes.

That little whipper snapper will be all three and have is own show, I have 4 boy's all I can say is get ready for a ride, just like a bull ride, sit down, shut up, and hang on, Good luck.

Miss Foxy
12-14-2009, 12:57 AM
Sorry I am so late on replying, but your son and family will definitely be in my prayers.. (Yes, I do pray!!!) God Bless,The doctors think that my son may have some sort of disabliaties but they arent sure. I need my friends on this forum to be praying that God will intervine and everything will be fine with him.

surveyorshawn
12-14-2009, 09:13 PM
Awesome Rev! Thanks for posting the pics & can't wait to see more!! He kinda looks like you!

Rev
12-15-2009, 12:57 AM
Awesome Rev! Thanks for posting the pics & can't wait to see more!! He kinda looks like you!
Why? Cause he's bald? Or cause he looks confused?

Maglorius
12-15-2009, 10:09 PM
Good to hear that all is going well with your family. I pray Gods continued protection and peace for you guys this Christmas.:)

surveyorshawn
12-17-2009, 12:48 AM
Hey guys, we need to keep praying for Gabe. Rev sent me the following text this evening:

"They found another hole in his heart. This one will probably require open heart surgery. Keep us in your prayers."

Bonnie
12-17-2009, 03:02 AM
Both Gabe and Benaiah are constantly in my prayers.

And also Dawn's little Matt.

Troopers, all three of them!!!

Mac
12-17-2009, 05:31 AM
Aww Rev , that little feller is as cute a baby as ive ever seen . He is Beautiful .

Will be praying for you all buddy.

surveyorshawn
12-29-2009, 12:10 AM
Hey Rev, give us an update on Gabe! When are you guys going back to the cardiologist again?