Thursday, June 19, 2008


Things are not going well. We started off coming for this admission thinking it was just for blood products and now Gavin is very ill and will be loosing his central line. Gavin had a fever this morning but it was not unusual as it seems that Gavin always has some type of fever these days. By around 2:00 it had spiked to over 104 and an hour later our doc came in and told us Gavin is growing yeast.

For a bit of a science lesson -- If yeast is present in the blood it can be life threatening. Yeast is very sticky and will stick to things like the heart and eyes and is impossible to get out of a central line -- therefore the line must go.

This will be, I think, our 5th line this year -- just not good. I am trying to find some way to comfort my ever confused and overwhelmed mind. When can our family just catch a break? It's hard -- especially on days like this.

I'll be sure to keep you all updated. Thanks.


Kirsten Yarnall said...

Hang in there Karen. I can only imagine how trying this is for all of you. We will keep you in our prayers, as always, and hope for a speedy recovery so you can get back home. May blessings fall from heaven with Gavins name on them.

In Him,
The Yarnall Family

Shari said...

Oh Karen! I pray that yeast is taken from his body quickly and that he can get another line. I sense you are so frustrated. Keep your chin up. Praying for each one in your family. (((hug)))

Laura said...

I know you don't even know me but I found your blog through your husband's blog from Travis Cottrell blog and I have been checking your blog daily and just want you to know that I am praying for you and your family right now. I won't even say I know how you feel because I don't but I pray that right now our heavenly Father would wrap his arms around you and envelope you with his peace.
Laura Russell

Anonymous said...

Karen & Adam: we're praying. Hang in there! Randy & marilyn