I wanted to update all of you as to how Gavin’s doing. Since he’s arrived home, he’s been sleeping. By the time you read this, he’d have been sleeping for well over 12 hours.
Throughout the day, I’ve been waking him up and having him drink water.
Unfortunately, he has only taken in about one tenth of what he’s supposed to each day. This is really concerning but I don’t want to push to much and have him end up vomiting again.
I’m gonna set my alarm for every 2 hours and make sure he’s taking in fluids. Hopefully in the morning he’ll be doing better.
We’re gonna take all day tomorrow to get him back on his feet.
If he’s not doing better, we’ll probably have to seriously consider taking him to the ER. He’s going to need fluids via IV. You’re not going to vomit from IV fluids because they going directly into your blood stream. It’s the fastest way to hydrate someone.
I realized today that while I’ve been distracted by the Autonomic concerns, there was something else that I was not thinking about. It’s sort of a forest for the trees type thing.
This is the 2nd illness Gavin’s has acquired in the past three weeks.
While that may not seem like a huge deal, this is only the 2nd time he’s been sick in the 3 years since he’s started his IVIG infusions. His immunologist says that it’s okay if he gets sick, we just have to keep a close eye on him.
My worry is that it seems like somethings changed because he’s still not gotten rid of the upper respiratory thing and now he’s got a stomach bug.
Right now he’s resting, medicated and slowly hydrating. This is really about all we can do for now. He’s either going to pull out of this or he’s going to need to go to the hospital. We want to avoid putting him in a car because that will likely make things worse. That’s one of the only reasons he’s not already gone to the hospital.
We’ll see how the night goes.
As always, I would really appreciate you keeping Gavin in your prayers.
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