Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The Plan...

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!

11 comments:

Shari said...

Praying the treatment works and that line can stay right where it's at. I hope you can feel the love of Jesus wrapped around you during this very difficult time!

Heather said...

The Plan here...we keep our prayers coming your way.

reesha said...

Sending positive thoughts your way!

Anonymous said...

Dr. R is a smart guy...and you know, for sure, he has Gavin's best interests in mind. I will pray and wish and hope that this new plan works. How cool would that be if it did?? Hopefully he'll start feeling better soon once they *perk him up* with blood. *sigh*...I don't know how you do it, Karen. But I suspect it's your faith that carries you through. What a great example you are to your children...even on a bad day.
kate & gavin #2

Heather Nicole said...

how disapointing, Im praying that they will be able to treat this bacteria and yeast and send you all on your way home soon. You will have a lot of people thinking and praying about Gavin at his benifit on Saturday...including me as always

kathleen said...

we are praying for you.

Anonymous said...

We will be praying!
love,
beth

Anonymous said...

I am praying, the ampho has to work, it HAS to. Will this stay be 2 wks? If so, I need to buy you some more meal tix in the cafeteria!! Or bug Starbucks again about a special delivery. BTW, did I miss the post about the benefit? Can you re-post with info once things are more stable?
Katrina

Anonymous said...

Hey Owens Family, Just wanted to say that we love you all and we are praying that this works. The Derrick Family

Sheila said...

Lots of prayers for Gavin and your family - I found your site through Ally Heintz's blog. What a gorgeous boy Gavin is, but you know that of course!

Love from Pittsburgh
Sheila

Jennifer said...

I love you. The video of Gavin with the gloves is so funny...hang in there..P.S I finally figured this thing out!
love,
your Sis