December 31, 2012–Gabbi’s Day
I have never met Gabbi Cook and neither have many of you. There is a part of me who wishes that Gabbi’s name would have not spread throughout the world the way that it has, however, I am glad to have such a friend as Gabbi and her parents. Right now, Gabbi is in need of prayer. Her liver transplant has had a few setbacks with the blood flow into her new liver. As a result, the doctors are waiting to see how the blood flow increases. The blood flow is crucial to the recovery process from the transplant. Below is a recent post from Gabbi’s father, Matt:
After a really long night of Gabbi fighting the ventilator, they finally took it out this morning. So, she is awake and talking, but not real happy. She needs to sleep, but she fights through most of the sedatives they give her. Of course, she is begging for pancakes and any other sort of food of which she can think. She wants to color and play, but she is really weak. Getting her off of the ventilator is a big deal because it’s been hard to see her like that all week.
As far as blood flow goes, it’s just a waiting game now. They didn’t do an ultrasound this morning, so we don’t have any new updates. The liver numbers are improving gradually after they had spiked on Wednesday. We’ll just have to wait it out and hope that the new vessels form and blood flow improves.
She can now begin the long road to recovery from all of the surgeries while we wait. Hopefully she can eat in the next couple of days because she began begging for food as soon as they took the ventilator out. We are still in the ICU and I imagine we’ll be here for another day or two, but I’m not really sure.
I am asking for each family member, friend, follower, website visitor and everyone else to pause 4 times on New Year’s Eve to spend a few moments in prayer on behalf of my friend Gabbi. Share the message with everyone you know and let’s send thousands upon thousands of prayers to heaven on behalf of Gabbi.
Things to pray for:
Gabbi’s parents, Matt and Charla
Continual blessings on Gabbi and her family
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Just some thoughts,