Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Update...

Gavin was doing better yesterday afternoon so we were able to come up to the regular unit late last night. He had received a blood transfusion as well as a calcium and potassium rider. Early this morning he got pretty sick again and spiked another high temp. Things are looking a bit more complicated that I thought they would be as now he is swelling and looks like he may need some platelets today as well as albumin.

Last night his one luman of his line clotted and we were forced to use TPA, a clot buster, on the line. TPA and infection do not mix and it run a high risk of blowing bacteria that was in that clot all through the blood stream, which is most likely what happened last night.

I'm trying to stay positive but I have to admit that I'm a bit nervous for making our trip. I guess we'll see. Knowing Gavin he could be back to his happy self in a few hours.

Thanks for keeping us in your prayers!

8 comments:

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

Still Praying!

All the Marletts

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

Definitely praying for Gavin and you.

kyna said...

Prayers are being lifted!

mandie said...

praying for your family, sweet mama. may the Lord put His hand upon gavin's little body and your mama heart.

Sitesx6 said...

Just prayed for your family and Gavin..praying God give the hospital staff caring and careful hands, that Gavin would get better quickly and stay better so your family can go on this much needed trip.....

Blessings to you-praying God's peace over you all.
Kelly

Anonymous said...

oh Karen. i am so sorry. I just HEARD that he was in tonight...for some reason i didnt get an update notice.
PLease let me know if there is anything i can do.
Dawn

Anonymous said...

Praying for you all

Em
from Australia

Anonymous said...

Karen & Adam: we are praying he will be feeling better to make your trip! Mickey and all his friends will definately help him feel better!! :-)...Pray you'll be on your way and Have a great time!! take lots of pictures....
~Marilyn & Randy