As anticipated Gavin's blood counts took a massive hit overnight leaving him very pale and very irritable. We will be running some blood within the next few hour, which will hopefully make him feel a little better. Both the lumans in Gavin's central line are growing yeast and now are also growing some kind of Gram Negative bacteria. To begin treatment of his line we are choosing not to pull it. Instead we will start him IV Amphoteracin as well as 8 hour locks of a more concentrated Ampho right into his line. Dr. R. told us that unfortunately this means a lengthy stay for us but if it means saving Gavin from another central line placement it would be worth it.
I'm fully aware that the above statement probably makes no sense to most people but I needed to write it down and clarify it all in my own mind. Basically we are going to try to treat him without pulling out his line. We'll just have to see if it works.
Once again Adam and I are so grateful to each and every person who reads this blog. Your prayers and support are an inspiration to us. Thanks so much!