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.