Monday, June 23, 2008

The Future...


Today we spent the morning downstairs scanning Gavin's body for yeast -- the great news is everything looks just fine. However this evening the Infections Disease team came in a had a rather long visit with us. They basically said there is nothing more we can do, as far as Gavin's infections and the yeast and other bugs he keep growing out in cultures. This was hard news for me to hear. I know that by giving Gavin so many antibiotics and antifungals that we are just messing with the whole "bug kingdom," and it eventually will revolt -- and it has. They talked about needing to sit down with Gavin's main doc and talk about the future... and that's when they left.

So now I have been sitting here sick to my stomach thinking over and over about what exactly, "the future" means. In all fairness the ID team was very understanding and informative -- it was just crappy news to deliver and also bad timing.

Gavin still remains fever free -- which is just so important. I don't know what the plan is for placing a new line but hopefully it will be within the next few days. We will be checking counts again in the morning to see if Gavin needs any blood, and that's about it for tomorrow's excitement -- I hope.

4 comments:

Kirsten Yarnall said...

We will be praying with you for the miracle that Gavin needs. We will be praying for God to speak clearly to the doctors and clearly to you. There is always hope. In all things, at all times, there is hope. God makes miracles happen everyday. So continue to pray and we will pray with you.

Shari said...

Karen: I will be praying that God brings a doctor that can do more for Gavin. There is hope in everything. I can only imagine how you are feeling tonight. (((hug))) I also pray for a miracle!

Anonymous said...

"I'm sticking with God. I say it over and over again--He's all I've got left. He proves to be good to me and to all who passionately wait and diligently seek Him. It's a good thing to quietly hope for help from God." Lamentations 3:24-26 Message Bible
But God...we're still praying for your miracle! ~Marilyn & Randy

Eric and Emily said...

This is by far the most beautiful picture I have ever seen in my life!