Thursday, January 1, 2009

Very Long Night...

I could could rate our night last night on a scale on 1-5 with 5 being the worst it would most certianly rank a 6. Gavin spiked high fevers all night long and continutially rolled back and forth saying that he hurt. He had a significant amount of swelling adding his already irritable state.

Cultures are still negative, we know they will grow, it will just take time. The plan today to to give Gavin an IVIG infusion, which should help boost his low immune system and help him fight infection. This is the first time Gavin will be receiving this type of blood product so please say a pray that he will tolerate it well with no complications.

We are also going to try Gavin on some IV reglan, which is a med he was on for the first year of his life to help promote his belly to move food, or in Gavin's case secretions, out and hopefully help decrease his terrible reching.


He looks very sick to us and my hope is that his culture grows out today and we can pull this line and get him feeling better. I realize the impartance of keeping a central line as long as possible but I just really want to see him acting like his normal self.

I'll update if we learn of anything new.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Praying for you all as always.
Happy New Year!
The Cloens

Jodi R said...

Oh Karen, I am so sorry you guys go through this. The battle is so worth fighting when you look at ittle Gavin, but the hurt you all go through is so unfair. We will continue to keep you in our prayers, Hang in there!!!!!
Love and prayers

Wendy T. said...

We will continue to keep your family and little Gavin in our prayers. Hopefully these new medicines will give all of you some much needed rest. Continue to stay strong for Gavin. Karen and Adam you are such incredibly strong people and Gavin is so lucky he has you both to help him fight. You are always in our thoughts and prayers. Take care and God bless.

kyna said...

Leyvas are praying. We love you! Strength and Peace in the New Year for you guys.

PsychMamma said...

Thinking of you all and wishing you peace and healing. Feel better soon, Gavin!!

carrie-anne said...

My heart is with you all. Karen I pry for strength for you and adam as well as for the kids too! You are in our prayers everyday-our kids prayers too!
****hugs****

Fusion Youth said...

We love you Gavin! Stay strong!
I have heard of the IVIG infusions, in fact, I know of 2 adults that have had them. I am not sure how the effects are different for a child, but I really think they helped both people that I know.
We will be praying for him throughout the day. Be sure to let us know how he does!

Anonymous said...

We are praying! Hang in there.
~Moses'