Ahhh -- I love when it's time to write this post. Gavin has turned the corner and is now on the getting better side of things. He was running a temp for most of the morning but has been fever free this afternoon. The multiple albumin and lasix infusions yesterday really helped to pull lots of extra fluid off his body and relieve some of the pain he feels from pressure in his abdomen.
Today was a very long day, as every weekend is. It's so crazy how the hospital just seems to shut down -- it's way to quiet for my liking. We got Gavin in his wheelchair for most of the day and took our one billionth tour of hotel duPont. We also switched rooms today back to good ol' room 15, which sadly to say I have raised both my children in. It's really actually crazy to think about -- We've had many holidays in this room, we have talked about death in this room and this is also the room where a glimmer of hope was given and the idea of Gavin's big surgery was first talked about. This is the room Madison hit her head on the door and required 6 staples in her noggin. This is the room we have also met many other families who we still are in touch with now. It's just so crazy to think that we have literally lived our lives in this room and what's even crazier is that I have lots of good memories here -- it's not always that bad.
They ID'd Gavin bug this morning and for all those who really want to know, it was Enterobacter -- lovely. We switched up antibiotic coverage to cover Gavin better and should be able to go home on only one IV antibiotic. Home was talked about in the next day or so -- but I'm not even getting my hopes up just yet. Last but not least for those who were wondering, Gavin has a Hickman Catheter (central line) in his chest where all blood is drawn from. The only time we have to stick him is when we check his sugar, which he doesn't mind much. Also even when Gavin's central line needs to be pulled we no longer give him an peripheral IV, he always has to have central access, so a femoral line is placed, as long as he still has those vessels open.