The Man, The Legend, The Gavinator

By my reckoning Gavin has had 9 separate operations and procedures in less than 6 months.  There may have been more, I’ll have to check with Erica.

He’s also had 6 rounds of chemotherapy, 3 MRIs, at least 6 CT scans (I lost count), 6 GFR kidney tests, 3 ECGs, 6 echocardiagrams, dozens of X-Rays, and innumerable needles.

He has been nauseated for weeks at a time and as I write this he hasn’t had any food for 10 days – all his nutritional needs have been met through TPN. Oh, and he’s currently on oxygen 24×7.

And yet every morning the first thing he says is, “Dadda, wake up. Let’s play!”

This kid is unstoppable. Inspirational. He’s my hero.

4 responses to “The Man, The Legend, The Gavinator”

  1. Mairi

    A profound lesson for us all. Thank you for sharing the journey with us all.

  2. Kerry

    Wow!! In my eyes all three of you are hero’s.
    Love you
    “Aunty” Kerry

  3. Melanie Parkes

    Incredible. Amazing. Strong. And ever-resilient.
    The Gavinator Triumphs in Play!!


  4. erin

    beautifully put Craig – keep strong Gavin! we’re thinking of you & sending you love & good healthy vibes, wee man!

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