It is really amazing to see how things can change in a matter of a few hours. No less than four hours before Gavin was admitted to the ICU with sepsis we were at a family dinner. Adam and I seemed to be trying to convince people how "believe it or not, Gavin is really sick" -- he looked pretty darn good. Within a matter of minutes we go from eating at the table to carrying our grey, limp and shaking child to the car heading for the ER.
Well, our little bionic boy now seems to be turning around in the same fashion. He is acting happy despite some abdominal pain due to his huge spleen, and had another good nights sleep. With that said -- We are going to Disney!
Gavin will get another round of platelets in the morning and then head off to the OR to have his central line pulled out on his groin and into his chest. After he wakes up we will start packing up and not looking back. Our transportation to the airport will arrive at 10am on Sunday and then we will make the adventure of "Gavin and his and his 10 tubes, pumps and monitors going though airport security." Even though I'm a bit anxious about all of it -- I'm totally up for an adventure!
Thanks to all who have helped us though yet another week long stay at hotel duPont. We love you all and are so glad you are apart of our lives. Enjoy the photos of our time outside this evening. Who says a little boy in a wheelchair can't ride a bike?
If you can't ride the bike -- let the bike ride you!