Gavin's blood cultures remain positive for a bacteria that is very resistant, hence the continuing positive cultures after days on all these antibiotics. So tomorrow Gavin will have his central line removed. We will then hang out here for a few days with a femoral line until the cultures are clear and then we will go back to the OR on either Thursday or Friday to have a new central line placed.
We continue to attempt to make Gavin comfortable. Today we switch him over to a continous Morphine infusion with rescue doses if needed. Gavin is chewing through the Morphine, so once the rate on the pump gets to a certain dose we will then switch him over to the Fentanyl patch and use the Morphine as back up. He continues to struggle with finding rest -- but I think we are getting there.
Today was talked about getting Hospice at home. We are not sure how we feel about it -- I'm not sure it will fit with our way of life. We will continue to be out and about and allow Gavin to experience everything life has to offer, so I'm not sure how hospice will play a role in our family. But we are not closing that door -- we just want to know more about it. I'm going to contact them next week to discuss what would be best for Gavin and our family.
Speaking of our family -- Did you remember that we are moving this weekend? All I have to say is -- holy cow. I'm a bit stressed but I know things will work out. I know that help is needed at the house this week with painting and other things. If you want to come help out in the evening go to the Gavin's House site and contact my wonderful mother Linda.