Friday, December 5, 2008

More Bugs...


We learned today that Gavin is growing another bug in his cultures, which the surgeon said may extend our time here. We have to have all the bugs cleared out before we can place the new line. After having the line pulled Gavin has been showing signs of inflammation, with some swelling and his enlarged liver and spleen. Sometimes when an infected line is removed it can kinda flick off some of the bacteria into the blood stream, which most likely is the cause for this.

Today we hooked up Gavin's belly to some suction which seemed to provide him with some relief along with the IV Zofran. I'm really hoping the his gut will wake up a bit once all these bugs are cleared -- only time will tell.

We had a visit from some friends tonight who brought some food from the outside world -- thanks guys. Also my mom spent the afternoon with us and took Madison out of the hospital for some much needed fresh air and new scenery.

Looks like we will have a quiet weekend -- lets hope.

1 comment:

Heather said...

Praying that peace and quiet over run the chaos.