Monday, March 16, 2009

Monday Update...

It's Monday and we are not going home. Oh well, I've given up on expecting discharge and I'm just letting it surprise me! Today Gavin went down to the OR to have his new central line placed back in his chest. Everything went great. I was sad to see his bare little chest go but I know that this means we are one step closer the H-O-M-E. On the plan for the rest of today is to pull the foley cath and begin the straight caths in 4 hours. If I had it my way I'd keep that foley until we were walking out the door to spare Gavi and his poor little pee-pee from the trauma, but I we don't have a choice. We also will be restarting the Omegaven in a few hours -- yippie!

Tomorrow we will transition Gavin over the rectal Valium and rectal morphine and see if this eases his symptoms of withdraw -- if so then we will go home with these. The drugs are the only thing keeping us here at this point. The doc did throw around a day for discharge but I'm not even going to say it.

3 comments:

Tiffani said...

Yay for all the good things you mentioned...boo for not going home...

as always, I am so happy to pray for you guys...your strength is inspiring. really. keep on keepin' on!!

Wendy said...

I'm glad to hear that things are improving and you are getting closer to running out the door. I will keep my fingers crossed that you are home very, very soon. Take care and positive thoughts!

twinkle said...

There must be one tiny dark place in that hospital that needs the light of Christ to shine it in through you.
Praying that God will bless you a hundred-fold for all you are going through by His Grace.
Your shoes are too big for most of us to ever walk in.
Gavin is precious, so I know how much pain you've been through. Keep pressing on...