Sunday, August 24, 2014

Update on gavin

After being admitted for an infection last week, Gavin had a scan which showed new tumour growth in his pelvis and also in his lungs. The team believe that there must have been microscopic cells growing / hiding in his pelvic bone and his lungs, that were totally undetectable by the MRI or CT that he had immediately before his surgery. Obviously, had these been identified prior to surgery, the team would not have proceeded with the surgery and HIPEC treatment.

These aggressive new tumours have already grown rapidly and have caused blockages in Gavin's abdomen.
We travelled to Orlando on Sunday as Gavin was granted a trip to Disney World for the family, by "Make a Wish".
But unfortunately he had to be brought by ambulance to the Arnold Palmer Hospital in Orlando before we could get to the park, with abdominal complications. He has had surgery and is currently recovering in ICU.

We are not sure how long he will be in the hospital but our aim now is to get him well enough to travel home to Ireland.

Once we know what is happening next we will be able to update everyone again. Thanks everyone for your support and prayers.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so sorry to hear this news. It's so unfair! I will send good wishes and prayers to little Gavin.