I don’t have any idea how bad this is actually going to turn out to be, mostly because it’s never happened before. We have to call Gavin’s immunologist in the morning because he’s getting sick.
Why is this a big deal?
For starters, Gavin has asthma. This means that any respiratory illness can be very dangerous. However, in Gavin’s case, asthma is the least of our concerns.
Gavin has a severely compromised immune system and must receive IVIG each and every month or he essentially would have no immune system.
Since he began these infusions a couple years ago, he has never been sick….not even once.
Right now he has a nasty, wet cough and a lot of congestion. It seems to have almost appeared since he got home from school today. At the very, very minimum, Gavin will be kept out of school in the morning. There’s no way we can take a chance with anything getting worse or him catching something else.
I can easily envision a trip to Akron Children’s Hospital in out very near future to make sure we are dealing with pneumonia, as he’s been prone to that in the past. In fact, when he was first diagnosed with primary immunodeficiency, he was diagnosed with pneumonia the same visit.
Please keep Gavin in your thoughts and prayers. Hopefully we won’t need it, but if we do, we’ll need all the help we can get.
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