Monday, August 4, 2008

The Word On The Street...

Our quiet day ended with some bad news -- YEAST. Gavin's doctor recently read some pediatric article on treating fungus in central lines without having to pull the line by locking the line with antifungals. Because access is becoming such an issue for Gavin it would be wonderful if we can save this line. The only bad part of trying something new is that if it doesn't work we will still have to pull the line and pretty much double the length of our stay. He is feeling pretty well, still not himself but ok. We are also making some calorie adjustment in his TPN to help him put on some weight. He has not gained in almost 6 months -- we need to see some meat on those legs. He is now on D25 in his TPN, for all you who deal with TPN probably realize that it's a crazy high amount of sugar.

Thanks for all the wonderful comments today. I always love to read them throughout my long days here at duPont.

7 comments:

Shari said...

Ouch! That is crazy, high D25. I hope it doesn't have to stay that high for long. I continue to pray and think of you very often! I pray the medication lock will work and the line stays.

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you guys. Praying for His peace to surround you, His strength to keep you pressing on and His healing touch for precious Gavin.
love,
Beth, Caleb, Isaac and Gabi

Mindy said...

As always, you and your family are in our hearts and our prayers.

Anonymous said...

Yeast! That stinks. I hope the antifungal does the trick. I know nothing about D25...but I do know a thing or two about "skinny Gavin's!" LOL! I hope they're able to fatten him up! I sure am glad he's feeling better. That's good news...
kate & skinny gavin #2 :-)

Heather said...

Answers,not quite what you wanted but ..there it is.We pray for the anti-fungals to do the trick and for Gavin to get back to his darling self. Prayers continue.Side note:Lived in upstate N.Y. for 26 years.Hop skip and a jump into P.A.Headed to Reading for many a shopping trips growing up.Know your area well.Take Care.

Cindy Heintz said...

Gavin and Family....Keeping you in my heart, thoughts and Prayers Always. Hope the doctors make the right decision and you get to come home real soon.
Love to All and God Bless

carrie-anne said...

prayers for gavin to get better fast and that the docs get this sorted out fast!! prayersd to the entire family too!