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.
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.