Saturday, April 26, 2008

Update on Gavin

Hello everyone! I just wanted to give an update on my friend's little boy Gavin who has recently been diagnosed with cancer. Poor little guy!! Please continue to pray for him and his family.

From Stacie's Blog
"Gavin began vomiting early in the day and continued to do so until we took him back to the oncology clinic here at Children's this morning around 10:30. I say HERE at Children's because we were admitted back into the hospital this evening. Gavin was pretty listless all day. He was dehydrated and just feeling all around lousy. Around 5:00 tonight he spiked a fever, exactly 101.5 degrees! We were already awaiting a bed as it was. That was probably a good thing. Otherwise, we would have driven all the way home in traffic only to turn around and head this way again. They've started some heavy duty antibiotics and sent off a blood culture. Luckily, the first dose of Tylenol broke his fever, but it's likely to keep spiking. They take any spike in fever seriously with kids like Gavin, as he is now also neutropenic. This means he has pretty much NO immunity and lacks the white blood cells that would normally help fight infection and get him better. We may likely be here for awhile."
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