Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Update...

Not too much to report. Gavin's fevers are down but he is still not looking well. He is still very grey and lethargic. As suspected his blood counts took a drop so he will be getting some blood and possibly platelets. No growth on the culture, which is just not all that comforting considering how sick he was.

The biggest news of the day came at 3:30am when Gavin's central line clotted off during blood draws. His veins are so unhealthy that all 10 sticks blew almost instantly. We finally found a nice spot in his scalp, which so far seems to be working. There is a huge risk de-clotting the line with the possibility of showering his blood with possible bacteria hiding within the line. This has happened in the past so I have some fear about doing the TPA.

Thanks so much for the overwhelming support with this admission. Gavin had almost 500 hits to his page yesterday -- that's 500 possible prayers for our little boy.

I'll update tonight if there are any changes.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Been thinking of you all day. Stay strong. Praying for you.
~Marilyn & Randy

rebecca said...

Found you through 6 year med.

I am one of the 500 hits from yesterday, and a definite "pray-er" for you and your family.

You have been through the trenches. Your ability to survive (and maybe even thrive?) is incredible. Just incredible.

ChristieNY said...

Hi, I found Gavin's webpage from 6yearmed.blogspot.com yesterday and have been praying for him since.

And praying for you and your family. Stay strong sweetie.

~ Christie
kennedytimes.com

Michelle said...

Still praying for Gavin and your family.

Mindy said...

We are holding you close in our hearts Gavin and praying for your recovery constantly.

Anonymous said...

Praying! We just finished our own round of i.v. antibiotics-no growth. Still can't figure it out on our end!! I know how tired and frustrated you are! I hope Maddie is fairing well. I also hope Starbucks reads this blog and sends over free coffee for you...you deserve it!!!! I called them on a previous admit and begged them to deliver to you, they said they couldn't :(

Ryan's mom Katrina

Anonymous said...

Praying.

Shari said...

Thinking of you all day. Know I continue to pray for your cute little fighter! And the family, too! Holding you close to my heart each day.

Anonymous said...

I found your blog through Zoey! You are such an inspirational mom and you are all ( especially Gavin) in my families prayers. I hope this most recent episode is over soon and you can get back to your life. Hang in there.

Anonymous said...

You guys are in our thoughts and prayers. May God continue to be your source of strength in this difficult time.
~Beth Taylor

Heather said...

Our prayers continue. Strength, peace,patience,healing.

~Zoey and family

"My presence will go with you,and I will give you rest" Exodus33:14

Dragonfly said...

Praying for you.