Gavin had a medical crisis tonight and gave us a scare

Gavin had some health problems tonight and it got a little scary.  He had been asleep for several hours before he came crawling down the steps begging for help. 

He hadn’t called out for help, at least that we had heard anyway.

All we knew was that he was crawling down the steps, sorta grabbing for things that weren’t there.  He also appeared disoriented and confused.  He was groaning and appeared to be in a great deal of discomfort.

Lizze and I jumped up and helped him down the steps. 


Turns out, he was having chest pain and was in a great deal of discomfort.  When I asked him to point to where it hurts, he pointed to the center of chest. 

That sorta made me think of reflux but at the same time, Gavin’s heart is in the center of his chest, and so we have to be careful. The easiest way to figure out what’s going on is to have him drink a glass of milk, assuming there’s no nausea. If the milk provides him with relief, it’s a pretty good indication that we are dealing with reflux.  If it doesn’t, then we typically head to the ER at Akron Children’s Hospital. 

Thankfully, he received relief with the milk and so I ran out to the store and got some antacid to provide longer lasting relief. 

The pain went away and he was able to go back to bed.

Gavin doesn’t have reflux very often and typically, his chest pain is idiopathic, meaning of unknown cause.

The reason we consider this a medical crisis is because his health is fragile and Pretty much everything that happened to him must be taken seriously, until it’s proven otherwise.
These are scarcely situations because it could be anything and considering that his heart is directly behind his sternum, it’s even more complicated.

Please keep Gavin in your thoughts and prayers again.  It seems like we have nothing to worry about but with Gavin, you never know. 

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Lost and Tired  rjones22 I know what that fear is like. you and lizzie are my heroes. my only other ones are my sons. i really believe you guys are doing a great job and hope for the best

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rjones22 You know something. In all the excitement last night, what you brought up escaped me. You’re absolutely right. He did come to us and tell us that he needed help. So often, we fear that with everything going on, he forgets to or doesn’t think it’s important enough to come to us. 
Well said. 🙂


i am so thankful he came to you. it shows me (since I am not right in the middle of it) that he trusts that you and lizzie will take care of any problem he is having and learning more and more to come to you as he knows you care enough to take him seriously (even if he thinks it unconciously). I am glad you had something in place to test and see if it is the acid reflux. when our chest hurts (for whatever non specific reason) it is scary. i no you dont have any extra money but have you thought of a baby monitor of some sort so you can hear him if he does call out faintly? with your computer experience you might can think of something else with the electronic that you have, i dont know computer stuff. i am glad for you that it wasnt worse but it stills gets your adriniline and anxiety going. thinking of you and praying for you always.