Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Celebration Walk



I love good news!



Mason is completely off O2 and back on room air! His O2 Saturations are 99-100%!



Mason's rejection has significantly dropped!



We got the results back from today's biopsy (Biopsy 2) and it is a grade 1a. This is fabulous news!!! Biopsy 1 was a 3b (0= no rejection and 4 b being the highest level of rejection) which was a very high level of rejection..........but now he's dropped down to a 1a which is the 1st level above no rejection. Wow!!! He's made a lot of progress! I will not know the next plan of action until we get DSA (antibody) test results back on Thursday sometime.



Many prayers have been answered this day! Thank you!



To celebrate, Mason got to take a walk around the CVICU!





And on our walk we stopped to get a new cup ice. How else would Mason prefer to celebrate?!!
He was so excited about the ice, off went his mask, and off went the lid on the cup...........he just could not wait!!!





Until tomorrow.......................Good Night!

40 comments:

Sue Anne said...

Yeah for Mason!

sheila said...

Wow Summer. I am so happy for you and Mason. This has been a miraculous day.

Mason and I kind of have the love of ice in common. The thing is... I used to crave ice whenever I was pregnant. After dinner as I cleared the table, I used to chew everyone's ice that was left over in their glasses. It was the best. Ok, I don't do it anymore. But, I do appreciate Mason's cravings.

Deanna said...

This is such great news. Prayers for Mason all the way from Indiana! I stayed up late just to check in on his test results... enjoy those ice chips you deserve them. For you mom try and get some good rest tonight!

Kimmie said...

AWESOME!

Jeanette said...

yeah, that is great news!

g-ma-vicki said...

I just took a look before going to bed and saw the new post! I can tell you my daughter and I are skipping up the stairs to give thanks to God for another miracle.
A quicki lovin to Owen and sis and we will have much lighter steps tomorrow morn. Bless you all.
Owen's Gramma V and Gigi

Michelle said...

YEAH MASON! We love you! You are a MIRACLE!

Deanna said...

This is amazing!!!Mason you truly are a miracle!! We'll continue to pray that everything stays going in the right direction and no more bumps in the road for you.

Deanna---Gracie's mom

Kristen said...

Yay! That is so exciting! Go Mason!!!!

To Be or Not to Be said...

I've been following your blog after Andrea Simmons mentioned Mason's amazing journey. I'm so grateful you've had a good day today. I hope they just get better and better. I pray for your cute little guy and all of my grandson's (HLHS) buddies. Those prayers will continue.

Hollie said...

Yay Mason! Such wonderful news, I am just overwhelmed with tears of joy! I hope you're able to get a good night's sleep. Keep up the good work Mason!
Hugs,
Hollie, Ben and Elaina

Carol said...

Yeah!!! We are so happy for you. We are friends of Kaidence and her mommy. We've been following Mason for a while, and praying for him and you family. So glad for the good news.

Dianne said...

I am so happy for Mason! Thanks for taking the time to keep us updated. I decided to check just one more time before going to bed.
I will say a prayer for Mason that he continues to improve. I will also thank Heavenly Father for answering all of our prayers.
(I started to follow Mason through Gracie and Grant's blogs)
Keep Smiling!

cici said...

Keep up those POSITIVE thoughts, Yes this little man is seriously blessed!
Prayers are coming from angels everywhere. I think he serves a flavored snow cone next time :) :) :)

She Made Mention said...

SOOOO exciting. I love love love that you got to take a walk and that Mason is making progress. Yay! Also Summer, I LOVE to see Mason with a Stephen blanket. So cute. He is such handsome lil' guy! Praying for your family-- always!

Love Jess

The Simmons Family said...

YEAH!!! I am SO happy! Hopefully the next game plan will have nothing to do with plasmapheresis and more tweaking of meds!! I'm sure you are relieved tonight.

bruno.emma.jose said...

You made my day!
I'm so happy for Mason!!!!

Anonymous said...

I love good news too!!! :) Way to go Mason! It's great to see The Lord blessing such faithful servants! :)
THANK YOU JESUS!!!!
Angie's support team

madelyn said...

Praising God for this wonderful news! I hope you enjoy today, snuggling, walking and eating ice chips.

Stefenie said...

Amazing news! Congratulations!!!

Saying many prayers that things continue to get better each day for Mason!

Foulgers said...

Yeah!!!! We fasted for you all on Sunday. I am so thrilled about this news! Way to go Mason. Summer thanks for updating the blog. We check it everyday and it is so nice to know what is going on.

Love,

Tiff

Pamela Wiscombe said...

Way to go Mason.I am so excited. My little daughter Abby who is almost 4 has been praying for you, and I just told her the good news. She said yes heaven is listening, thanks. Keep up the great healing and hopefully you will be going home soon.

Pamela Wiscombe said...

Way to go Mason.I am so excited. My little daughter Abby who is almost 4 has been praying for you, and I just told her the good news. She said yes heaven is listening, thanks. Keep up the great healing and hopefully you will be going home soon.

Dexter's Girl said...

What fantastic news!!!! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

This is amazing news!! Congrats to Mason and the family!!

The Blairs said...

I knew it! I knew good news was coming, and I'm praying for lots more. Keep up the good work Mason!

Shirleen said...

Such great news Summer! Makes us all so happy. We're still in DC but will be back to Palo Alto tomorrow. Will visit you soon! Give Mason a high five from us! Shirleen and Eric

Joanna Wilson said...

whoopie!

dg darling said...

I'm so glad he is doing so well! I thought i should also let you know that I mentioned Mason on my blog today and put his pic up. Hope that's ok...

Jennifer said...

WOOOHOOO!!!!! Way to go Mason!

Amberly said...

Summer, I don't know if you remember me from the Integracore Christmas Dinner, but I'm Jason VanWagoner's wife. My name is Amberly, and I just want to tell you how amazed I am at your great and endless strength and faith during this immense trial you and Mark and your sweet family have been presented with. You have been through a lot and I can't imagine how you must miss your kids & your husband at home! I don't know you very well in person, but from following your blog, I have been truly inspired by your everlasting faith and endurance. We pray for your family & cute little Mason every prayer we say. If there is anything I can do for you and your loved ones, please don't hesitate to ask!! I will take your kids if your "super nanny" somehow can't, I'll help clean your home, do your shopping, ANYTHING!!! Your little Mason is constantly on my mind and I always keep a prayer in my heart for him!! We hope and pray all continues to go well!!

Lorena said...

Way to go Mason!!!!!!! You are tha bravest little boy on earth =) Your family is in our prayers every day.

Rachel Lund said...

Yay!! Such great news!

Merrily said...

Yeah I am soooooo Excited to have that good news!

Anonymous said...

Great News!! You go Mason!! Keep getting better so you can get out for more walks and DEFINITELY more ice chips! I understand... they couldn't give me enough ice chips after my OHS almost 6 years ago. Keep getting better and before you know it... you will both (mom and Mason) be running around in the grass with that amazing new heart!!

Traci

Bob and Joan said...

Who would have thought that a hospital could take on the atmosphere of a Fourth of July parade. They say "you had to have been there," but you have written in such a way that we all feel that we were there with you and Mason cheering him on at this happy moment.

Mindi D said...

That is great news! He never ceases to amaze us all!! Go Mason GO!!
Mindi

Kyle and Alli said...

WONDERFUL!! I am delighted with more good news today. :) Keep it up Mason and Summer!

the timothy's said...

yay!!!we are so happy that this little fella is progressing and doing better!!! :)

Anonymous said...

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