mistymama? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-09-2010, 01:59 AM - Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: UK milton keynes
Posts: 550
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Has anyone heard from her?  still wondering how little gavin is holding up and praying it's great news...


heartbeat.gifmy DH DS (5) angel1.gifx2... rainbow1284.gif DD 8th oct!! 9lb 5oz  Madison Akina-Mae - i wear her, feed her, co-sleep and hold her just about every minute of the day DS is my little scientist and the most loving person i ever did meet.  I'm lucky and I know it
corban's mum is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-11-2010, 06:21 AM
 
CherryBomb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Indiana
Posts: 7,885
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)

I hope they're both doing okay!


CherryBomb is offline  
Old 12-11-2010, 08:41 AM
 
chely7425's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Washington
Posts: 3,621
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I don't want to say too much because I don't know what she wants to share but Gavin is having a really hard time.  They are having a lot of trouble getting his seizures to stop and they are currently back in the hospital.  I will try and keep you guys posted.


Rachel, proud Army wife to my superhero.gif and SAHM to my crazy boys jumpers.gif... Trevor 4/08, Trenton 6/09 and Travis 10/10
chely7425 is offline  
Old 12-11-2010, 07:14 PM
 
miso_soup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 184
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

So sorry to hear this :(. Sending big hugs and get well soon vibes to mistymama - and little Gavin.


Catherine, DH and DS kid.gif Dylan Michael, born 9/23/10 
miso_soup is offline  
Old 12-12-2010, 05:50 AM
 
CherryBomb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Indiana
Posts: 7,885
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)

:(  I'm sorry to hear that.  My dd2 had seizures, it was so scary.  I'll be praying for them.  grouphug.gif

CherryBomb is offline  
Old 12-12-2010, 08:31 AM
 
miso_soup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 184
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I was thinking that maybe we could all do something practical to help mistymama at this time? Something like, a gift of prepared meal delivery vouchers? There's a service called 'Send a Meal' (http://www.sendameal.com) that delivers prepared meals to your door -  you just have to put them in the oven to cook Perhaps we could all throw in a few dollars and purchase a gift certificate for mistymama? That way, she can eat good meals but doesn't have to take the time or energy to prepare them. A friend of mine who just went through a prolonged period of chemo for breast cancer was given a similar gift by a friend, and REALLY appreciated it. The last thing you feel like doing when you're sick or worried is cooking, right? I'm happy to coordinate this (via Paypal, perhaps), although I may need your help chely7425, to obtain an email address for mistymama. What does everyone think? Open to other suggestions, too....


Catherine, DH and DS kid.gif Dylan Michael, born 9/23/10 
miso_soup is offline  
Old 12-12-2010, 11:43 AM
 
Melly24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 1,527
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I'd love to contribute. fab idea


Mama to DD Feb '08 (9lbs), DS Oct '10 (10lbs) hbac.gif, DD Jan '13 hbac.gif

Melly24 is offline  
Old 12-12-2010, 12:11 PM
 
MaybeJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 499
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

My heart goes out to mistymama...I'd be willing to contribute to a gift like that miso soup

MaybeJ is offline  
Old 12-12-2010, 02:35 PM
 
seekingtruth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 313
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

My heart goes out to her. I cannot even imagine. I'd be happy to contribute.

seekingtruth is offline  
Old 12-12-2010, 03:42 PM
 
blue butterfly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: midwest
Posts: 1,184
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

i would also be happy to contribute


Wife to DH (9/02) Homeschooling Mama to DD1 (2/03) DD2 (11/06) DD3(9/10)
 
blue butterfly is offline  
Old 12-12-2010, 04:18 PM
 
chely7425's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Washington
Posts: 3,621
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I would be happy to help organize this :)  Just let me know what I need to do.  I spoke to her yesterday on FB and she gave me the ok to share a bit more information with you guys, as well as to pass along any info from now on. 

 

Gavin has infantile spasms, and so far they have been unable to find a medication to control them.  He is still in hospital on oxygen.  His kidney and liver functions are still ok, but they are meeting with a GI specialist.  Right now he is having trouble getting rid of extra fluid in his body as well.  This is all very hard for the entire family, including older brother Alex.  I will keep everyone updated, Candace just isn't in a place where she can be here right now.  She says it would be too hard to see all the healthy babies when they know Gavin will have lifelong complications.   Please keep her and Gavin and their whole family in your thoughts and prayers.


Rachel, proud Army wife to my superhero.gif and SAHM to my crazy boys jumpers.gif... Trevor 4/08, Trenton 6/09 and Travis 10/10
chely7425 is offline  
Old 12-14-2010, 06:08 PM
 
CherryBomb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Indiana
Posts: 7,885
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)

I would love to contribute to the meals idea, I think that's wonderful.  I know when my dd2 was in the NICU the last thing I wanted to worry about was dinner.  I'm so sad to hear Gavin is not doing well.  It breaks my heart :(  I'm sure we all understand why it would be hard for her to be here.  Let her know we're thinking of her and her family and praying for them.

CherryBomb is offline  
Old 12-14-2010, 06:11 PM
 
CherryBomb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Indiana
Posts: 7,885
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)

I was looking at that site, this one is 5 days of meals http://www.sendameal.com/inc/sdetail/12296 for $178.45 (idk if that includes shipping?)  If we could get 10 people to contribute, that would be about $18 a person.  I know money is super tight for us with dh still only working part time, but we could swing that amount (I try to donate $15 a week to charity, plus $10 to church, anyway!)

CherryBomb is offline  
Old 12-14-2010, 06:45 PM
 
chely7425's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Washington
Posts: 3,621
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I think given the recent developments with Gavin we might be better off doing some sort of gift card?  They aren't at home, and I know from my friends who have had kids in the hospital one of the biggest expenses is eating out all the time. Perhaps a restaurant gift card or visa gift card to help out with their food expenses might be better?  Plus, I think Alex might have some food sensitivities (though I am not 100% sure on that one)...


Rachel, proud Army wife to my superhero.gif and SAHM to my crazy boys jumpers.gif... Trevor 4/08, Trenton 6/09 and Travis 10/10
chely7425 is offline  
Old 12-15-2010, 05:32 AM
 
miso_soup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 184
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by chely7425 View Post

I think given the recent developments with Gavin we might be better off doing some sort of gift card?  They aren't at home, and I know from my friends who have had kids in the hospital one of the biggest expenses is eating out all the time. Perhaps a restaurant gift card or visa gift card to help out with their food expenses might be better?  Plus, I think Alex might have some food sensitivities (though I am not 100% sure on that one)...


I agree - I think a Visa gift card is a great idea. That way, they can use it anywhere. I am happy to accept contributions via Paypal to my account and then pay for the card that way - chely7425, do you have an address we could mail this to, or a Paypal that you'd like to use instead?


Catherine, DH and DS kid.gif Dylan Michael, born 9/23/10 
miso_soup is offline  
Old 12-15-2010, 07:19 AM
 
CherryBomb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Indiana
Posts: 7,885
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)


 

Quote:
Originally Posted by miso_soup View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by chely7425 View Post

I think given the recent developments with Gavin we might be better off doing some sort of gift card?  They aren't at home, and I know from my friends who have had kids in the hospital one of the biggest expenses is eating out all the time. Perhaps a restaurant gift card or visa gift card to help out with their food expenses might be better?  Plus, I think Alex might have some food sensitivities (though I am not 100% sure on that one)...


I agree - I think a Visa gift card is a great idea. That way, they can use it anywhere. I am happy to accept contributions via Paypal to my account and then pay for the card that way - chely7425, do you have an address we could mail this to, or a Paypal that you'd like to use instead?



Sounds good!

CherryBomb is offline  
Old 12-15-2010, 08:16 AM
 
MaybeJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 499
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Agreed.  I'd still like to contribute.

MaybeJ is offline  
Old 12-15-2010, 09:53 AM
 
chely7425's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Washington
Posts: 3,621
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I will get in touch with her and figure out where she would like it sent :)  I would be happy to use my PP to do it, then I can just send the gift card straight out.  My PP email is [email protected] for anyone that wants to contribute.


Rachel, proud Army wife to my superhero.gif and SAHM to my crazy boys jumpers.gif... Trevor 4/08, Trenton 6/09 and Travis 10/10
chely7425 is offline  
Old 12-15-2010, 12:40 PM
 
miso_soup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 184
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)


Quote:
Originally Posted by chely7425 View Post

I will get in touch with her and figure out where she would like it sent :)  I would be happy to use my PP to do it, then I can just send the gift card straight out.  My PP email is [email protected] for anyone that wants to contribute.

 

Thanks for taking care of this. Let's keep this thread bumped so as many people as possible have the opportunity to contribute.


Catherine, DH and DS kid.gif Dylan Michael, born 9/23/10 
miso_soup is offline  
Old 12-15-2010, 01:29 PM
 
chely7425's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Washington
Posts: 3,621
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

We will definitely keep it bumped :)  I got your PP already Miso!


Rachel, proud Army wife to my superhero.gif and SAHM to my crazy boys jumpers.gif... Trevor 4/08, Trenton 6/09 and Travis 10/10
chely7425 is offline  
Old 12-16-2010, 04:31 PM
 
sunwillshine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: mid-Atlantic
Posts: 2,319
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Rachel - I'll be PP'ing you tomorrow (payday!).  Holidays are tough, but DP and I would like to make a small contribution.  xxx


Part hippie-chick, part type-A career woman, all mama. Enjoying life as a wife to my partner of 11 years, and a mama to our smarty-pants toddler, Cadence.

sunwillshine is offline  
Old 12-16-2010, 04:43 PM
 
Melly24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 1,527
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

i'll be pp'ing on Tuesday (our payday)

 

thanks so much for organising

 

nak


Mama to DD Feb '08 (9lbs), DS Oct '10 (10lbs) hbac.gif, DD Jan '13 hbac.gif

Melly24 is offline  
Old 12-16-2010, 04:52 PM
 
chely7425's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Washington
Posts: 3,621
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
No problem guys :) I probably won't mail the GC out for a few days to give everyone time to donate who wants to.

Rachel, proud Army wife to my superhero.gif and SAHM to my crazy boys jumpers.gif... Trevor 4/08, Trenton 6/09 and Travis 10/10
chely7425 is offline  
Old 12-20-2010, 09:44 AM
 
chely7425's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Washington
Posts: 3,621
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I posted this in my updTe threAd as well, bu Gavin passed away yesterday. I was thinking perhaps we want to use the money we collected for her to send her something instead of money? Let me know what you guys think...

Rachel, proud Army wife to my superhero.gif and SAHM to my crazy boys jumpers.gif... Trevor 4/08, Trenton 6/09 and Travis 10/10
chely7425 is offline  
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off