Thursday, June 10, 2010

IVIG Infusion

Gavin will have his first IVIG infusion tomorrow. We have to be there at 9 am. The doctor said it could last anywhere from 4-8 hours, but it's unlikely that it will last more than 6 hours. It is done in a hospital setting, so there will be child life specialists there to help keep him occupied. Hopefully, Chad will be able to get off work and come with us. Kami and Luke will stay with their Aunt Kristy (Chad's sister) for the day. Aunt Sheila will be stopping by as well to help with Gavin. The doctor says the side effects are headache, itching, and nausea. He could experience one, all or none of them. We are hoping for none.


Amy, queen of the world. said...

I'm hoping for no side effects, too! I hope all of this gets Gavin on the path to being in 100% good health!! He deserves a break, by golly!

debi9kids said...

OMGOoodness. Poor sweet Gavin!
Have they given him an official diagnosis? (I'm sure I missed something on Facebook while I was traveling)

I will be keeping him in my prayers that everything goes well with the infusion.

Erin said...

good luck with this!!!! hope everything goes well!

Dayna said...

My 3 kids are all on IVIG, and I wanted to reassure you, it's not as bad as it seems. Do you have the therapeutic play kit? Our family helped make it with our Child Life Specialist - and it's meant to help kids deal with the infusions. YOu can get that, and many other things to help at

Hope it goes well tomorrow!

Hilary said...

Hope that everything goes great side effect too! Praying for everyone..Momma too can't imagine watching that...poor guy.