Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Positive Culture...

Gavin's blood cultures are positive -- and that's great news because the bacteria is not from his gut! It's the same bacteria that was growing in both his fem lines so most likely when the fem was pulled the bacteria then went to the new line. This is actually good news -- something treatable and also an answer.

Gavin is still "asleep." The clarify -- he is not in a coma, just in a trance like state. We will be going down for an MRI this afternoon to be sure nothing neurological is going on. Gavin is getting more albumin this morning followed by more lasix. His one eye is completely swollen shut and his body is very puffy.

Thanks for your prayers and positive comments!


Anonymous said...

Great news.

I prayed for God to just show His graet great mercy to Gavin and to please give him rest,strength, and comfort. To please heal him of his infections and to enable him to PEE!

I prayed for God to bring you overwhelming peace that floods you and causes you to KNOW He is with you and working. I prayed for stamina, strength, energy, and rest for you.

Hang in there....
Kelly in Michigan

Anonymous said...

I'm praying for Gavin and the rest of the gang. My heart goes out to you and all of the positive energy and love I have to give you as well..I am so sorry I am not able to be there right now, I can't imagine what you are going through as this all just seems to get more complicated and scary..
I love you so much..and I will continue to pray for you and Gavi's safe recovery and return home. Give Madi and Gavi big kisses for me..
Your sis.

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

Thank you for sharing the good news! Will continue praying and looking forward to a great report after the MRI. xo

Tiffani said...

Praise Jesus!

Sending lots of prayers and love to you!!


Nicole, Drew, Jack, Megan, Sophie, and Lucy too said...

We are praying for all of you! I hope to never understand your situation, but know that I can relate to the fear of the unknown. It is so difficult not knowing what ails our little ones. We are sending prayers and well wishes to the entire Owen's family.

All the Marletts

Reagan Leigh said...

I'm glad that they've finally identified the they can treat it. I know what you mean about him just not being the same post surgery. Seizure medications have the same effect on kids. Some of them just completely numb them up and make them almost completely unresponsive. It sucks what we have to put our kids through to try to help them! But in the end...we have to help them! You are doing everything possible to help Gavin and he IS going to fight through this! Continued prayers for you all!

boffthewall said...

Will keep praying!! I think about you guys often and look forward to seeing how Gavin is doing during my blog reading time. I feel like i don't comment enough to let you know, but i'm praying for your family daily! :-)

twinkle said...

Oh my, but the rollercoaster ride isn't over yet, is it? I guess the best way to ride is with your arms straight up in the air! And lifting them up to the Lord! Those drops are so scary...
I just want you to know that as I prayed for y'all, I just felt so impressed to let you know that you are doing ALL you can. And to just rest in that right now. Drink of the Living Water often. It will sustain you through this.
Thank You, Lord, for providing more answered prayers. Continue holding this family in Your Grip. Proverbs 3:5-6...let it minister to them through all of this. In Jesus Name. Amen.

grey like snuffie said...

WOO HOO---celebrating a positive culture...your life is unique.
God, touch little Gavin and awaken him and cause things to start functioning. Pour out Your peace on the family and cause Your joy to well up in Gavin...bring back the little man they have known him to be. God this is so amazingly difficult but Your Word says that You can make a way where there seems to be no way. A road in the wilderness, a river in a desert...Father make a way beyond what man thinks or Jesus name, AMEN

cindy Heintz said...

Sending tons of Prayers and much love to All of you:(
I wish I had the answer you want, but only God knows the Why! I'm storming heaven for your answer and a fast return home.
Love you Gavin:)

Anonymous said...

We're keeping you all in our prayers.
The Saballos Family- CT

Smileyface said...

I have kept up on your blog and want you to know that I continue to lift up your little boy in prayer. We don't know you, but we are all a part of the family of God and that means every one matters.

I like tha analogy someone else wrote about the roller coaster and if you can just keep your arms up high praising God the whole hard to do sometimes, but when your arms are up, no weights can sit on your shoulders.
Keep dropping your burdens of fear and the unknow at the Cross and know that help is on the way.

God will never forget you or forsake you and He loves each one of you every moment. I pray tonite you would feel His Mighty Arms holding you close in His.

"The LORD will guide you continually,
And satisfy your soul in drought,
And strengthen your bones;
You shall be like a watered garden,
And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail."
Isaiah 58:11

Audrey said...

We're continuing to pray for personality resurrection--among other things. May He refresh your souls and bring renewed energy and clarity for the endless task list--which, evidently, has not reached its limit yet. He is the strength-giver, so we will trust Him to provide.
Audrey in Illinois with my silly boys said...

Great news. Sending positive thoughts and virtual hugs to all of you.


brandiandboys said...

glad you got a little good news!! still praying for gavin to "wake up" and be himself.

Anonymous said...

You are ALL in my thoughts and prayers.
God bless you and keep you and give you strength.

paula tarquini