Saturday, June 6, 2009

Tired...

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It's has been a difficult past 24 hours, but we are all getting through and things are getting a little better. Yesterday was a frusterating day, which ended with even more frusteration and emotion. By 8:00 last night Gavin was is severe pain due to bladder spasms and his growing spleen. He was in so much pain that we had some fear that his bladder might have been perforated during a cath, which was later ruled out (thank you God). The spasms continued all night and is was very difficult to get urine from him even with the cathing, which led to even more pain.

Thanks to a few doses of Valium Gavin was finally able to fall asleep around 4 or so. We did a CBC last night which showed that his counts had improved with the blood but by morning they had dropped again. Today he has received an infusion of Albumin and may receive more blood and Albumin tonight after more labs. His platelets are also almost down to 2o,000 which is the transfusion level but as long as he has no active bleeding we are going to try to hold off because they will most likely all get trapped in his spleen and cause even more pain.

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Cultures are still positive and we are waiting to hear the identification of the bugs. Please pray for a peaceful night. We are all very tired today.

10 comments:

ISO (In search of) said...

I will be praying. All of that and he still has the strength to smile. God has truly given you a blessing in that beautiful boy. Hugs.

Anonymous said...

Oh dear girl--praying for you, Gavin and everyone else. Praying for a peaceful night and a better day tomorrow. God bless you and hold you tight.

grey like snuffie said...

Jesus, hear their cry for rest...Be their strength and uphold them through each day...grant them favor and may Your wisdom rule in all the decisions they need to make...In Jesus name, AMEN
I LOVE that last picture...such a sweet face

Anonymous said...

"Lord, help them all to get peaceful rest tonight. Surround them with your Presence and fill them with your Strength. Relieve Gavins pain."
Will continue to lift you all up in prayer. ~Moses'

Holly said...

I was driving home to sleep at the house tonight and I thought about ya'll. The moon is beautiful down here in Texas tonight. I hope it is shining bright up there, but not too bright...you need your sleep :-)

Sending hugs your way....

Cammie Heflin said...

Bless your hearts, poor little guy. I do see a twinkle in his eyes though, praying that things improve quickly!

Jodi R said...

Karen, Hugs and Prayers are coming your way!!!!!!!!!
xoxoxox

Latte With Me said...

And yet he still looks absolutely adorable in his pictures. (You're quite the photographer!)

I'm continuing to pray for all of you and I pray that God continues to give you the strength you need and here's praying for something positive (besides cultures...)!

The Rowe Family said...

Oh poor baby! Praying for all of you to get some rest and peace. God bless, Emily

Anonymous said...

is it a possibility for the little guy to get a mediport/port-o-cath placed? or does he already have one? just so he doesn't have to get stuck so often for blood draws and I.V.s