Saturday, September 6, 2008

Woops....



It just came to my attention that I posted an update on Gavin on my blog and not here -- sorry about that. Gavin has been very sick are entire vacation. He started with a very high temp our first day at the beach and is still febrile as we speak. We came down to DuPont two days ago for blood as all his count were very low. His was looking sick all around with a few new symptoms including some jaundice and also his ANC or his ability to fight infection was only 300, which is pretty poor. We did a few cultures while at the beach and nothing grew -- until last night. I got a call early this morning from the Doctor saying that Gavin's culture is growing yeast. No fun!



The plan right now is to bombard Gavin with three different antibiotics as well as begin the Amphoteracin, which is the med that sent him into kidney failure a few weeks ago. We are also going to attempt to save his central line by using the Ampho locks. This has only been done six times -- ever -- and four patients saw good results.



Although I'm very tired, I am so glad to be here. Gavin has been so sick and my anxiety levels were through the roof with having him at home with us. Thanks in advance for your prayers!

4 comments:

Heather said...

Peace,strength and prayers to you all .... always.

Lisa said...

I'm so sorry your little guy isn't doing well. I was hoping he would be able to enjoy vacation with his family. We are praying!

Jennifer said...

My son's doc used ethanol in his line to kill infection...and it worked. Maybe Gavin will have good results with this lock. Prayerfully he will. We will also pray for a short stay.

carrie-anne said...

we will, as we have been,be praying for Gavin. and for you as his mommy and daddy and sister to be strong and mighty.