5.31.2009

Early morning

My phone rang in the family room at 6:30am after a few hours of sleep. The last time I touched Avery was at about 2:30am. It was Dr. Garcia again(she has been around Ave since 8:00am yesterday!) She said that Avery was administered lots of blood/clotting products all night long, but whatever they put in she would pretty much lose to blood loss. Dr. Jaquis and team were brought back in and at about 7:30 he opened her chest. They said that if it was uncontrollable bleeding, they would take her off life support. But it was actually a tear where the cannula was inserted into her heart. They stitched it up and Dr. Jaquis said to let Avery rest and we will take it a couple of hours at a time. We called in our wonderful social worker named Hillary who helped us find our lodging to sort through things and help with Kaitlyn if we have to face the inevitable. We also prayed with the Chaplin in our family room. Now we wait again on this roller coaster of emotions. I will continue to try and post all day as long as I can think straight.-Shane

29 comments:

  1. Praying for you guys.

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  2. No words...just prayers...

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  3. Praying hard for all of you in this most difficult time, moment by moment.

    Love and Hugs, Laurie

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  4. I'm so sorry sweet Avery is struggling. I am praying for her & for all of you.

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  5. AnonymousMay 31, 2009

    Charlotte, Shane, Carissa:
    I am praying, praying praying! Please know that much love, prayer and hope are being sent your way from Colorado!
    Peace be with you!
    Elisa (aka Joel's mom)

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  6. I wish you all the luck in my heart. I hope you have good news soon.

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  7. still praying - It has always been in God's hands and still is. we love you all.

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  8. Many prayers for Avery. We have been putting in prayer requests for her at our church each sunday. Cornerstone United Methodist Church in Caledonia, MI is praying for Avery.

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  9. We are all praying for you and hoping for the best!

    Love ya,
    Jaime

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  10. AnonymousMay 31, 2009

    i pray that avery does not have to suffer by any pain and loud noises as there might be now.
    i pray that she feels your love
    ...and that she gives you more laughter than sadness in future/soon

    He is by your side!

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  11. I am praying for you guys! Little Avery is fighting hard and we are all very proud of her!!

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  12. Many prayers for Avery. Continue to cherish every moment with your precious little girl. Praying for strength and comfort for your family. Fight Avery fight!

    Much love, Tracy - Ian's mom

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  13. I'm praying for you today - I know you must be facing a huge range of emotions. I pray God holds you and Avery today and heals that precious girl. I'm going to post later and ask all my readers to pray for - there are lots of prayer warriors in the blog world!

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  14. AnonymousMay 31, 2009

    Shane and Carissa, thank you for continuing to post updates. It is probably not easy to take focus away from your sweet girl and recap the struggles. I can only imagine how it must feel to be in your place. You're all on my mind, as always.
    Rachael

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  15. AnonymousMay 31, 2009

    praying for you and your sweet avery. may you be covered in god's love and peace during this time and may you know god's guidance with every step you take.

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  16. Praying all morning and continuing now.

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  17. AnonymousMay 31, 2009

    Take a moment to rest and focus your energy. The next few hours will carry you through highs and lows. Try to rest so you feel you are making the right decisions. The healthcare team is there to support and guide you--sounds like they are doing a wonderful job! Little Avery will lead the way; and all you can do is love her and follow God's plan for her. You are doing a good job as parents-God chose you wisley. Praying for strength and wisdom for all. Kathy Rae

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  18. AnonymousMay 31, 2009

    Praying for your family often.

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  19. praying for you and your family- for peace, comfort, strength and healing

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  20. Praying so hard for Ave, and for all of you. Y'all are being so incredibly strong. Our love goes out to your entire family. We won't stop hoping and praying for the best! She's a strong little one and is trying so hard. We won't lose hope!

    Much Love,
    Shawn and Stephanie

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  21. I'm really praying that she will pull through with God's help. Come on Avery!

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  22. Please feel our strength and prayers being sent your way.

    Pulling for Avery.

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  23. We are praying for comfort and peace for your family and baby Avery.
    Charity (McGarrah) Brown

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  24. Praying for your sweet baby girl's complete healing.

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  25. AnonymousMay 31, 2009

    I don't see any of my posts, but I am an electronic incompetent. I have posted several posts. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I know how exhausted you are. Sadly, your parents and friends are just as anxious, as the Stewart family is. Caroline was talking abut Katylin this morning. You have such strong faith. Love Betty Lou

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  26. Know that you are surrounded by love and prayers right now. Little Avery please continue to fight!

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  27. Keeping baby Avery in our thoughts & prayers.
    Dylan Sublette & Family

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  28. We are praying for Avery.... Faithfully!

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  29. AnonymousMay 31, 2009

    mooneys are praying for you guys & that beautiful baby girl! We love y'all & are here for you if you need anything at all.
    Matt & Ginny Mooney

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