It's coming -- Omegaven that is! I am so excited as out Doc came in this morning and said that it looks like we should be able to get that beautiful fish fat soon. This will be life changing for Gavin as we will actually be able to feed him the calories he needs and give him the ability to grow. For those of you who are new to our journey or just forgot -- Gavin is on TPN, which is nutrition fed via an IV in his chest. The TPN is made up of several things like sugar, salt, protein and fat. The typical fat given in called intralipid, which causes liver failure for many children. Gavin's liver is not in great shape but he is not in liver failure, however he has an intolerance to the intalipid due to his hyperinflammitory issues and the MAS. The Omegaven is made up of Omega 3 fatty acids, which has amazing healing properties and is a natural anti-inflammatory agent. We are so excited -- I'll be even more excited when I see that first bottle infusing!
Gavin is doing a little better thins morning. His one bug was identified and he will be switched again to a more effective antibiotic. We are still concerned for the fungus. I think the plan is to wait and see if we still get positive cultures and then determine if the line needs to be pulled -- hopefully not! Fevers are gone but we still have not seen our typical Gavin yet, we'll see how the day goes!
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