Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Time for Blood...

Although still relatively stable Gavin's hemoglobin took a huge drop last night and blood was ordered right away for this morning. He is about to receive it now and I of course am looking forward to seeing my pink baby -- pink is not a color we see very often :) His cultures are still positive and today he has been running a fever. Part of me just want to see the line go and we can start fresh. Even if we start getting negative cultures there is always the chance that bacteria is hidden under the layers of crud with in the line, which will just present themselves at a later date. Of course the main reason for trying to save the line is the ever present access issue, which is a very valid concern.

Today has been a very busy day for us. We spent the morning making a gingerbread house, took a "Christmas Tour" of the hospital and then Madison headed down to Child Life for some much needed play time outside Gavin's room.

I'm tired and it's only eleven o'clock. Oh well -- it's so worth it!


Anonymous said...

praying for ALL of you, miss you, Connor and McKenna say hi to Gavin and Madi! McKenna wants to play with Madi again!:)Sarah

Heather Nicole said...

Hi Karen, I'm glad you guys are able to make the best of this hospital stay. A gingerbread house sounds like fun! I hope to see you all soon.

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you.... Anthony and I did a gingerbread house and he loved it. I bet you all had a great time. I know days in the hospital, can be so long. Hang in there!!!!

Many hugs,