Category: Immunology



Emotionally absorbing another heartbreaking struggle, it must be Monday

As with every Monday and Friday for so many years now, Gavin needed his IVIG infusion this morning. Once again, Gavin put the supplies together in order to receive what essentially amounts to an antibody transfusion. This is only necessary because his body is unable to produce the necessary immunoglobulins needed to fight off infection. …

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Gavin’s #IVIG infusion was a very frustrating experience today

So Gavin’s medication arrived. We went through the newly received supplies and figured out how to draw up the new solution. Previously, we were using 3, 10cc vials for a total of 30cc’s of solution. With the new medication, there are 2 vials total. The first vial contains 10cc’s and the second contains 5cc’s. That …

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It’s a HUGE day for us and here’s why

After weeks of stress, worry, fear, frustration, anger and exhaustion, we should finally see Gavin’s IVIG infusion medication arrive today. We don’t have a specific time but it’s supposed to be before lunch. I can’t totally exhale until they actually arrive because this has been a serialistic nightmare this far. There have been a few …

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The best news we’ve had in a month

I received a call from Akron Children’s Home Health, the pharmacy we get Gavin’s IVIG infusion medication and supplies from. Everything is set and Gavin should have his new medication on Thursday morning. There was a slight delay because apparently, there were special contracts that needed to be signed in order for them to even …

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We finally figured out why Gavin has NOT been able to get his life saving medication and you won’t believe the reason

I’ve just spent the last three hours on the phone, bouncing between Gavin’s doctor, the specialty pharmacy and insurance. I swear to God, if I had hair, it would be all over the floor right now. After three fricking frustrating and grueling weeks, we’ve finally gotten to the bottom of why Gavin’s infusion medications are …

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My wife and I have made a very difficult decision

I haven’t heard anything about Gavin’s IVIG infusion meds yet and he will be missing his sixth infusion in a row on Monday. As a result, Lizze and I are having to make some difficult decisions. It’s completely reasonable to assume that with every missed infusion, the risks to Gavin’s health increase. We don’t know …

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