Thursday, July 17, 2008

Update...

Gavin got his new double lumen Central line late last night after 2 hours back in the OR. They had a difficult time placing the line due to the amount of scar tissue Gavin has in his chest from all of his previous lines. This is somewhat scary as we know that eventually we will lose a spot to place the line.

Gavin finally got his blood but is still not himself. We have been giving him morphine as he seems to be is a lot of pain but we are thinking something else is still going on. Today we are coming off all the antibiotics and antifungals and we will see what happens. If everything stays the same we will be able to come home tomorrow.

We will not be coming home on any IV meds, which just really stinks. Gavin will be completely on his own to fight infection so we will need more prayers than ever. Also, his poor eye is still swollen shut and his body overall is still puffy. A pee-pee dance would be appreciated!

8 comments:

Heather said...

A pee dance,an anti "bug" dance,a long will a central line last dance ... what ever kind of dance you need ...we'll dance. Mostly a prayerful ,happy dance that Gavin will push through this latest obstacle quickly and get him home.

RaeannElizabeth said...

Amen to what Heather said and I'll add a mountain moving and Jesus's arms around you dance!

Anonymous said...

Still praying and wishing our boys didn't have to struggle so much! How fortunate to have the surgery team place a line so late at night! Go pee-pee Gavin!!!
Katrina

reesha said...

Saying prayers for you Gavin.

Anonymous said...

I'll dance my butt off - in the front yard if I have to. I wish it were that easy...I wish there was more I could do.
Hopefully you'll get him home soon, as scary as that is I'm sure. You'll all be more comfortable at home. Sending all my prayers and then some your way...
kate (and gavin #2)

Deb said...

Hi, I'm new to Gavin's site. Friends with Anthony's Mom Sandra, & Alex & Lauren's Mom, Katie. Our son Connor was a little fighter too... So I know much of your battles...I'd love to keep in touch. Praying for your little hero.
Deb
Mom to Connor, always in our hearts

Deb said...

woops, forgot to leave a way to get in touch... visit my son's cb site anytime.
www.caringbridge.org/visit/connorscott99
Deb

Shari said...

Praying for you little man! Much love to you and your Mommy, Daddy, and sissy Madison!