Monday, June 8, 2009

Good News -- Bad News...

The good news is that at some point tonight we will get to pack up and get the heck out of here! The bad news is that yesterday's cultures both grew out gram negative rods. Because he doing better clinically and the antibiotic seems to be keeping things at bay we will go home and do daily blood cultures and see what happens. If he becomes symptomatic or the cultures stay positive we will have to return and have the line pulled.

Did I ever say how much I love Gavin's Doctor?

Gavin is getting one last blood transfusion right now. Platelets are still very low but seem to be holding steady and white count is down to 1.7 -- but he looks great! So home we go.

Thanks so much for your love and support. We are just so lucky to have the huge support network we have.

10 comments:

The Rowe Family said...

Hope you get home soon and can rest!!! Emily

Heather said...

Well, hello friends.A bit of a hiatus I have been on since bringing Zoey home.Yes home.Check ups ... plenty of them scheduled but chemo .... no more.Praise God.As for Mr.Gavin.What the heck is he trying to pull.Sepsis???Hate that but love he is making a turnaround in true Gavin style.Hoping and praying home comes tonight.Kiss the might fighter.

blairspage said...

I've been praying you get to go home and catch a little break at least! I hope Gavin feels better!

Hugs - Tiff

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

Hope you're sleeping really well in your own beds tonight - and that Gavin gets a break from being in pain or discomfort.

Jill said...

Yay! I know how good that feels. We were on 3E a few weeks ago :) I hope all goes well and you get to stay away from duPont for a while!

Anonymous said...

He is looking so grown up. WOW!!!
AMAZING what God does and can do!
Sleep well @ home :)

evwmom said...

Glad to hear you will be off and back to home sweet home soon. We have had a crazy past 2 days, evan had surgery again yesterday after everything on Mon. Now we are dealing with a fungal infection from his lines and breathing issues. Have you ever used anything besides lasix to reduce Gavin's swelling? they have us so scared right now.

Tina said...

Glad to hear you're going home. Hopefully you get to stay there a little while.

Hugs from Saskatchewan.

Cindy Heintz said...

Thoughts , Prayers and much Love to All.
With you in this journey.....ALWAYS.

evwmom said...

Thanks! I wrote down what you said and will bring the info with me- you are a wealth of knowledge to all around you, thanks so much!