Thursday, April 30, 2009

Day 10

The doctors came by this morning and said they would give the chest tube 24 more hours for drainage to stay where it’s at or lessen. If it does they will take the tube and pacemaker out tomorrow. If all goes well tomorrow with the EKG, echo and chest x-ray… Gavin will be discharged to the hotel on Saturday. Then we wait a week at the hotel and return for an appointment. If all goes well, we could be heading home in a week and a half to two weeks! Woo hoo!!!

Gavin threw up a little bit this morning before breakfast. He threw up again this afternoon when we took him to the playroom. Gavin has not wanted much to eat today, so I am thinking it is the meds on a empty stomach that causes him to throw up. We are waiting to hear what the doctor thinks about it. He is less energetic today then he was yesterday... not wanting to get up and play or eat much. His potassium levels are going up so that is great news.

I will update again when I hear from the doctors this afternoon. Keep up the prayers, we are so ready to get discharged... even if it's only to the hotel. I hate hospitals!!!

7 comments:

Amber said...

Praise God!! That is such great news!! We will continue to pray for you all and especially for his tests to go well and for Gavin to get stronger.

Amber & Aaron

Kara said...

Yay!! I bet anything would be better then sleeping at the hospital. I will be praying that he gets discharged to the hotel and then you guys will be heading back home. Ur so close Faith--just think here soon this will all be a distant memory!

Laura said...

Awesome news Faith. We are so excited for you guys. We'll hope and pray things progress well and you are all at the hotel this weekend-TOGETHER. Give Gavin lots of kisses from our little Miss Hope. Hope you are getting enough rest yourself w/ little baby on the way. Can't wait to see you all back home!

KohensMomma said...

Yay for Good News! We will continue to pray for you!

Cari S said...

Glad to hear things are getting better!

Katie Spinks said...

definitely will keep praying especially that he can start the journey home by being discharged!! you're a fighter Gavin - keep fighting we know you can do it!!

Lisa Marie Trent said...

Faith- I say this with my latest experiences with low potassium levels- it DOES make them feel sick and tired. Jack was much less active just before we found out about his low potassium levels. Slowly, as they and the sodium levels were built back up, he started feeling better, getting his appetite and energy back up. I hope Gavin starts feeling better soon, themore he realizes that he won't be in the hospital for forever, the better!