Thursday, August 7, 2008

Evening Update...

Things today nave been quiet for the most part. Gavin is still spiking fevers despite the treatment. We are thinking at this point that he now may have moved into the MAS as his hemoglobin and platelets took another hard hit overnight despite the transfusion and his WBC are down to 1. He is still very irritable and just can't seem to get comfortable. At this point we are still trying to get negative cultures. Now that he has the femoral line we have to be concerned about growing bacteria or yeast in the new line. If he truly is experiencing the MAS and not infection we simply have to wait it out. We talked a little today about the possibility of giving him steroids to treat the MAS but the doctors are in agreement that it would be way to risky in view of his infection rate. Right now we will just support him with pain meds and blood products.

Thanks for all the comments and prayers. We appreciate you all!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

We are continuing to pray for good news. Hang in there! Rob, Stephanie, Taylor, and Cassidy Landis

Anonymous said...

Just so you know... We have been checking on Gavin through Carter's site. He is listed as one of the "incredible kids"! That is a fact. We will continue to pray for him. Keep fighting tough guy!
Sam's Mom

The Zirkes said...

praying for healing and comfort...

Anonymous said...

I'm glad they can give him pain meds to keep him comfortable. What are they giving you? ;-)
If there is anything you need...or just plain want...let me know. I would be happy to drive it up this weekend, Karen. I have Gavin #2's caring bridge praying for your little superhero.

kate.

Heather said...

Faithful prayers continue ....

Heather Nicole said...

Hello guys, I hope that everyone was able to get some rest last night. I'm praying for comfort for Gavin. I know a lot of people are praying loud and hard right now. I hope to come visit you this weekend if they allow visitors in the PICU. Let me know if you need anything. I love you all.

Anonymous said...

Continuing to pray for your strength and well being as you care for Gavin. What a special little boy he is! Trusting for that Miracle! ~Marilyn & Randy

Anonymous said...

Praying! I think Kate and/or Heather needs to bring you Starbucks(by the gallon), a punching bag, a bottle of (your choice), and a big hug from all of us. Gosh Karen, I'm praying God gives you some "sunshine" today...my heart breaks because I know of the exhaustion, the "unknowing", and seeing your little boy uncomfortable....why can't kids just be kids???!!!!
Katrina

Melissa said...

You and your family are always in my prayers for God's healing and peace. If it's possible (since you said Gavin will still be getting blood).. I would like to donate blood for him. I'm pretty sure that O positive blood is a universal donor so if I can help in ANY way.. please let me know what I can do. Love you all so much!!!

Melissa

The Fischer Family said...

Hi. My family (we have a short gut kiddo) learned of Gavin through Nora's blog and I keep up with Gavin's blog now. We pray that Gavin will soon feel better and that you all can make it to CHOP to see that specialist and get some new info or treatment that can help.

Tracy, Andy, Sam & Caleb Fischer