Thursday, February 7, 2008

Tricia's Fever

Tricia has had a low-grade fever up and down over the past several weeks. It has not really affected her, and although the doctors have yet to figure it out, but it is probably a sign of an infection or bug somewhere. She's in a very unstable place as far as the possibility of getting an infection, etc. that could really set her back and cause serious issues.

Because of the "fever", she is still not allowed to see the baby, but they're hopefully coming up with a plan B.

She did get to go outside yesterday for the first time in 5 weeks, which was a great blessing and hopefully something that she can do more of.


Thank you for your continued thoughts and prayers.

Nate

(I've already posted several times today, so make sure you don't miss below)

85 comments:

Janet said...

The second best thing to seeing Gwyneth....getting some fresh air! So happy for ya Tric!

Julie said...

Praying for that fever - that the docs can figure out where it's coming from and get it taken care of.

Oh, getting outside after you haven't been for a while is SO great! And probably even moreso for Tricia, after having gone without a so much as a window for so long. (I hope she has a window now?!?)

Christina said...

Awww you guys look great. Glad Tricia got to get some fresh air....now we keeping my fingers crossed and praying she gets better and gets to see her sweet baby.

Milestone Memories MN said...

You guys looks so cute together! I wish you all the best with tackling this fever.

mom2izzyandallen said...

O.K. I'm trying not to comment on every post - but I'll be praying for the docs to figure the fever out, that it will not become more serious and that Tricia gets to see her beautiful baby soon soon soon.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful!! Mom says fresh air always does wonders.
Amy Anderson

lonely said...

That is great too! Sunshine and fresh air does wonders for the mind body AND soul! Hoping you and Gwyneth are together again soon!

walkingbyfaith said...

I bet that was awesome! I hope it happens more frequently and that you can also see Gwyneth soon Tricia.

Praying for the fever to go down...

anita said...

We're so proud of you, Girl! Keep up the GREAT work!

Love you guys!

Lani said...

That's so great she gets some fresh air! We're praying it works!

Paulette said...

Praying for all of you..
You look so sweet together!

Jane-Jane said...

beautiful picture! praying for that fever issue...fever be gone! Mamma's gotta see her baby girl!!!!

thanks for your prayers Nate!

What's up with the morning posts??? have you not gone to bed yet, or are you up early? hehe (no need to answer that, more of a joke.)

The Smith Family said...

It was a beautiful day to enjoy the warm breeze yesterday. I love the picure of you guys.

Christy said...

Praying, fervently, for her fever to subside.

I'm so excited to see that Tricia got to relish in some nice fresh air! That's awesome. The picture is great. >:0)

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful picture of the two of you outside! It put a huge smile on my face! I of course will continue to pray for you and little Gwyneth! She is beautiful!
Melissa Morris

Laurie said...

I will be praying for Tricia's fever to disappear and for no infection! So good to see the two of you together outside and smiling. And the pictures of Gwyneth are so precious. What a strong little peanut. Praying for all 3 of you.

Laurie in Ca.

Anonymous said...

Yea!!! The great outdoors!!! I was so happy to see that picture!!
~ becky b

Praying in Delaware said...

Thanks for all the pictures and posts! It's so encouraging to "see" your girls! Still praying!

Anonymous said...

Praise God for some outside time!!
Thank you for your continued story..which i might add is great..and for the beautiful pictures of your amazing daughter!

Jessica G said...

Hopefully soon she'll be able to fill some new healthy lungs with some fresh air!!! I'm praying for the fever mystery to be solved and resolved.

Anonymous said...

Yay for fresh air!!!
Still praying for both lovely ladies...
Lots of love, Dana and Wil Haupfear

Anonymous said...

Just thought I would say hi today. I got your link from a friend, and I've been following your story ever since (a few weeks). I adopted a child who was born at 24 weeks, 3 days....and he weighed 1 lb 4 oz. Unfortunately I didn't see him until about a week before he was dicharged, at that point weighing around 4 pounds (3 months old).I can't describe what a blessing this child has been to my life, he is now 12 years old,with only minimal effects from the prematurity.
Also, right now my husband and I are expecting our second baby girl, apparently about the same gestational age as Gwyneth. (tomorrow 28 weeks).
Your story is inspiring, and I've been praying for you and your girls...
-Joy, at www.xanga.com/joynpaul2005

Jayne said...

Amazing pics of Gwyneth and of you and Tricia.

Also would like to add that I'm enjoying the series of stories about 'how you met'. I'm hooked.

Debra said...

I'm sure that fresh air on such a beautiful day was quite the anecdote for Tricia - and Nate! I'll be praying about the fever and that you'll have no infection. Debbi/Aspiemom

Kim - MomUnscripted.com said...

Nate - I know everything that can be done is being done, but I can't help but pray that Tricia get to hold her precious child very soon. It just seems the energy generated between a mom and her baby can be miraculous - solve world peace even! :) Going outside, what a treat! Praying for no fever and snuggle time!

Kim/Dr. Mom, signing off. (PS I mailed your book).

Anonymous said...

Hooooooraaaaaay, for going outside! That must have felt wonderful!

Praying that the fever issues resolve themselves, that a successful transplant comes soon, that your beautiful baby Gwyneth continues to hold steady and that soon you will start your "new Year" together, at home.

Tami in Wisconsin (digging out form under 20 inches of yesterday's snow!!!)

emily said...

Going outside and getting fresh air...Great for the body and soul :).
Awesome, guys!!

Kelly said...

Praying for wisdom for the medical staff to get the fever under control and continued strength for Tricia's body and mind. I can't imagine the stress of being separated from a new baby. My heart goes out to you and your family. Thank goodness that you have each other and a God who loves you!

Anonymous said...

Your girls are just beautiful. The fresh air is going to do Tricia a world of good. May God bless your family.

Amy said...

Praying for you today.

Sara said...

I love Tricia's smile - I'm not sure after being stuck inside a hospital for 5 weeks I could look that good & be smiling like that! Great going Tricia - you inspire me for sure.
Also LOVED the photos of Miss Gwyneth, she's too cute for words!
Last night I posted about organ donations & added a link so others can join as well :)

Anonymous said...

Lookin' good, Girlfriend! Great to see you "out and about"

Love,
SO

Jill said...

You both have such wonderful smiles... your eyes so full of life and happiness. Thank you for sharing that! I'll be praying that Tricia kicks this bug soon.

Anonymous said...

Nate and Tricia, Praying that you get over this fever soon!!! Hoping that you get to see Gwyneth soon.

Love, The Hagers in Michigan

Anonymous said...

Tricia,

So glad to see you outside. I know that had to make you feel better. Hope you're able to get outside more.

Jessica R

Thia said...

Thank God for fresh air, it's good medicine.

sus and chris said...

the outside is so refreshing and healing! i am glad she got to go!

LoveLladro said...

Hi Nate and Tricia... I was pointed to your blog by a friend of mine and I have been keeping up for a little while now. I just wanted to comment about Tricia in this picture... no matter the wires, tubes and hospital gowns, she really is as beautiful as you say! I am praying for the 3 of you! God Bless!

Rachael and Travis said...

Still praying for Tricia, Gwyneth and you. Thanks for showing us the pics of Gwyneth's beautiful face. I am amazed it's been a month!

nanajobx said...

"Abba I lift Tricia up to you yet again and join with the body of Christ to ask you to heal the condition that is causing these fevers. You are the great physican and we trust you yet again to respond to the prayers of your children. Lord I ask for your continued touch on the entire family. Thank you for life. Thank you that you love Nate, Tricia and theier beautiful baby with an everlasting love. Let them today feel your breath upon them and in them. Give them rest, peace and strength."

sara said...

praying that the fever goes down and that she can see Gwyneth. I'm sure that she enjoyed getting to go outside after so long! :)

Mrs. Wilson said...

That's a great picture of the two of you! Your little girl looks gorgeous, and definitely has your hair!!

Anonymous said...

The strength of the human spirit never ceases to amaze me. You three have it in abundance.

Heather said...

I have been reading for a few weeks now. I am a CFer as well, and I actually started reading during a 24 hospital stay that ended a week ago. Im so glad Tricia got to go outside, I know how it feels to be stuck in the hospital walls for awhile. I hope the fevers figure themselves out, I have unexplained fevers a lot. I am also starting the process of double lung/pancreas transplant.

There is a song called 'wires' by athletes that is about a premature baby. I wanted to tell you about it in case you haven't heard of it before.

Best wishes for your family...

Mary said...

Glad you got some fresh air Tricia. Hope your fever is gone soon and you get to hold your beautiful baby girl. Still praying for you all.

Mary
Florida

Anonymous said...

Tricia,

You hang in there! Enjoy the fresh air and its HEALING effect. Prayers continue for you, Nate, and your precious baby girl.

Patty said...

Praying that the fever and the infection go away quick, fast and in a hurry like! Enjoy the fresh air, and I hope that you are able to get out and enjoy it as much as you want.

I hope that the doctors come up with an excellent plan b that will help tide you over until you can go in the NICU again. (But I am praying for the fever to go away so there is no need for plan b).

I love the picture of the two of you. You both look good!

Hugs and prayers to you all. Thank you as always for allowing us the pleasure of being a "part" of your lives.

Heather said...

Fresh air....ahhh....Last year when I was hospitalized I didn't see daylight for 10 weeks so Tricia I know how you feel with that. Glad you were able to see the sun and hopefully hear a few birdies chirping...Heather

Tanisha in VA said...

WONDERFUL! Now I know why God allowed record-breaking high temps on the east coast...all for Tricia! :) Prayers continue to go up...

Anonymous said...

I bet that fresh air never smelled so sweet or felt so good! Praying that your fever will go away without any complications and you begin healing quickly for that transplant you will be having very soon! Oh, and your daughter is so beautiful!!!

Shari said...

Your girls are beautiful Nathan! I am so happy Tricia got outside for some good, fresh air.

Still praying every day!

Shari

Anonymous said...

Praying that fever goes DOWN in no time so she can see her baby again!
Loved catching up with your love story -makes my heart melt. AND- Gwyneth is gorgeous - I'm so glad you got some pics of her without anything blocking the way. She's quite a beauty.

Tracy said...

We will be praying about the fever...so wonderful that she got to go outside -- she's got to be getting stir crazy in that hospitial..! Will also be praying that she can see Gwyneth again a.s.a.p.!

Brian and Rachel said...

Thats great she got to go outside. Fresh air always does a person good. We are still praying here in florida. Blessings.

Momof3 said...

Nate, Tricia, and Gwenyth,

We have been following you guys over the last 5 weeks. It is amazing to see how you guys are allowing God to get the glory. I wanted to let you know something to check in to. Our little boy came at 24 weeks. He is doing great. He is 11 years old. I wanted to run something by you guys. The social workers may already have this taken care of this but, Gwenyth should be able to recieve SSI due to being born early. Have them check in to it. I can't remember if we got it while in the hosptial or after we came home. Glad to see things are going well. Tricia, you truly are a angel and miracle God is using in so many lives.

Kate said...

Yea for fresh air & getting out from the same 4 walls for awhile!!!

I pray the fever goes away and that Tricia can see Gwyneth soon.

terri c said...

OUTSIDE!!! So very happy for you. I have to say that seeing how much medical equipment Tricia had to haul along gives me a new appreciation for what's going on. Less seriously, when I first looked at the photo, especially of Tricia's left shoulder, I thought, whoa, that is one fuzzy hospital gown. Then I realized it was hubby's ARM AROUND HER SHOULDERS.

Shan said...

hi, i just wanted to let you know that i mentioned you guys in my most recent blog post i did about becoming an organ donor and i also put a link to your blog. i hope that's okay, if not let me know and i'll un-link you. thanks, shannon

Chuck & Jenny Thompson said...

Tommorrow, February 8th, is out Mya's 1st birthday and I thought of you guys and Gweneth's 1 month birthday. I feel like the year has gone by so fast ,but I know you guys are celebrating every week with Gweneth. Even with all the complications I know that makes you appreciated her so much more and you don't take anything for granted, that makes her very loved, and it makes us all appreciate our little ones, too. Happy one month- Jenny Thompson

Marsmile said...

Get well soon, Tricia. Hope you will kick off whatever may be clinging inside your body! Going outside and enjoying the fresh air would help brighten your days and spirit, as well as giving you a strength boost to become stronger and healed of any potential infections! Glad you finally were able to venture outside after being inside for so long! :-) Praying your fever goes away and you can see Gwyneth soon.

By the way, you and Nathan look wonderful together! :-)

Marissa :-)

jel said...

glad to heer that Tricia got to go out side, one step at atime!

Gwyneth is a cutie~pie!

blessings

Chris & Lindsey Wheeler said...

just found your blog......I am praying!! I don't really have words....your little baby is so precious!!!

Blessings,
Lindsey Wheeler

Anonymous said...

Tricia and Nathan,

Praise God for another good day! We're so glad you got to enjoy the outdoors, and you look WONDERFUL, Tricia!! Allison smiled at your photo and said, "Look, she's already wearing her cute headbands again!" This was the perfect photo to go with the Love Story you've been telling. You guys are SO cute together!!

Your White Rose is absolutely precious!! The new photos are amazing, and her little features are so PERFECT! We loved her little hands grasping the equipment!

We'll be praying specifically for Tricia's fever/infection to subside, and for strength and healing for both girls.

Love and hugs,
The Edwards family

Soltana said...

Hope everyone is doing well tonight:)

Glad you got to get out for some fresh air. You both are just too cute.

Oh and that daughter of yours is cuter everyday:)

Hugs:)

photosbyjo said...

Nate & Trisha,
It's so good to hear the good updates & to see you enjoying the fresh air. Although you both look so tired, there is still a twinkle in your eyes...God is so amazing! Your precious little Rose is so beautiful! We're continuing to pray for all of you.
Heltsley bunch in Ayden

Amy said...

Just found your blog today and read everything from when sweet little Gwyneth was born up to now. She is beautiful, and you are all amazing! I have included a snipit of your story on my blog in hopes of generating more prayer for you all. I'm praying for you...

Anonymous said...

sending my prayers and love tonight. Praying for peace, strength, weight gain and rest.

theragan3 said...

after being on bed rest for 5 weeks when I was pregnant with my boys, getting outside did wonders for my perspective and for my spirit. I pray it does the same for Tricia! Praying for the fever to go away too...
erinn
MD

Deb said...

Yay for getting outside! I'm glad the weather is nice for you to enjoy!
And I like Gwyneth's bangs. Good deal on the hair.
Alex (my 2 year old) saw the pics and kept saying "Danica need a breathing treatment?" I wish they had used something like that on my preemie's face for a little while to be nicer to her skin. I'm glad they have something for that for you.
We'll be praying about the fever- for the Dr's to figure it out and that it goes (and stays) away- soon!

gwsas4 said...

Hi Nate,

I found your blog today through Amy's. I just wanted you to know that you, Tricia & Gwyneth have been added to another prayer list. I am awed at your family's love for Jesus through these difficult times. You guys seem incredibly special. Praying for you! Blessings, Stephanie

hannah said...

I'm happy for you guys! The pictures of Gwyneth are awesome. :) And I'm happy that Tricia got to go outside! :)
Still praying for you guys! Praying also for Tricia's fever. Hope it goes away.

Anonymous said...

I'm cheering for you! Go girl, go!

Anonymous said...

Happy one month birthday beautiful "Rose" Im very glad to see you mom´s taking some fresh air, I hope she could "see you" ( I mean in person ) very very soon. Blessings and prayers from RJ- Brazil, Lu

Anonymous said...

PS: Here in Rio de Janeiro is already 2/8/2008 2:15am

Lu

Anonymous said...

Before I turn in for the night
I wanted to say I Pray repeatly
that the fever leaves you Tricia
so you can move on with medical plans and lose the no contact rule
Always Thinking of You,
Tricia Gwyneth & Nathan
Showering You Lovingly With Prayers
L.I.N.Y.

Anonymous said...

WAIT A MINUTE...HOLD ON...
DID THAT POST SAY "RIO"????
HOLY SMOKES YOUR JOURNEY IS
REALLY ALL OVER THE WORLD...
PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD
THINKING & PRAYING FOR THE
THREE OF YOU
NOW THAT IS A BLESSING AND A HALF!!!!
HOPE YOU GUYS REST WELL TONIGHT
L.I.N.Y.

Tammy said...

What a beautiful family. Sending prayers and well wishes to everyone.
Tammy

Scott said...

How great it must have been to get outside for a few minutes! Looks like it was pretty warm up there. It was like mid 80's here in Florida. Praying for you guys all the time as the journey continues.

ajc4ever said...

I'm praying for Tricia's fever to go away. How wonderful for her to get outside!! Yay!

Angela in central Ohio

littlelu said...

Glad that Tricia was able to get outside for some fresh air and sunlight. Knowing what you have gone through and still see the smile on your face is truly a touch of God in the making. Will continue to pray for you and that God given gift Gwyneth. May God bles you always.

Molenland said...

Nate,

If you have a chance, I would like your email address. I am a Mom of a child with CF - from NJ :). I am also a Christian. Your story is amazing - it is also amazing to see God working through your story. I have a story to share with you. We are praying for you and your family.

Sarah (Molenland@aol.com)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing the lovely picture of you two and those of sweet Gwyneth! Continuing to pray for you all.
Anna from Finland

Jen in Al said...

sweet picture! so thankful Tricia was able to get some fresh air with her man!!! you are a cute couple! Praying...jen in al

Bonny in TX said...

what a great pic of you and your lovely strong willed wife.

Betsy said...

Tricia,
you look just beautiful....I am so glad you got to get some out side time with your sweet man today! His love for his girls has inspired me! I love mine a little more tonight for sure!
hugs to you, prayers for you and your baby girl,
your friend in Music City,
Betsy