Updates on Gavin Morris
On Thursday 2/27/14, the day after getting the great news about his medication able to be altered... Gavin awoke to go to CHOP for his chemo treatment, only to discover he suffered a major stroke sometime in the early morning.
After a CT scan, we learned that Gavin had developed a brain tumor and he had active bleeding in his brain. After an educated discussion with his doctor, we decided the best option for Gavin was to help him be as comfortable as possible, as soon as possible.
He's comfortable. He's loved. He's peaceful. He's calm. He's in my arms. He IS GAVIN STRONG.
Please appreciate mine and our families lack of updates or responses while we focus on what's most important. Gavin.
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Gavin's insurance/drug availability issue was not resolved today. We will surely come to a conclusion Monday. If we don't get the answer we want, then we will pay for it out of pocket. I refuse to let insurance decide what therapy my child will and will not get and tell me the reasons "why" he can't get them! In the meantime, he's playing and having fun.Sent from my iPhone
Gavin update: My babe had a rough couple days with unexplained nose bleeds. We finally got them under control and they gave him a blood and platelet transfusion today. The blood he needed but the platelets were more precautionary bc of his nose bleeds. We get to go home this evening. His ANC is far below normal but it's on the rise and his fevers have subsided. Thanks for the continued prayers and love. We can't wait to get Home!... << MORE >>
Prayers please for Gavin! He's been admitted to the hospital with a neutropenic fever. He feels horrible. Typically it would take someone about two weeks to recover counts after this chemo... He's only nine days out and his little body takes even longer because he's had so much therapy. Even though we've been through this countless times, it never gets any easier watching your child suffer with very little you can do about it.
This is something Gavin said to me months ago that I can't help but refer to regularly...to keep things in perspective for me. Maybe this will help others to judge not. I still cry when I recall this.
Gavin said he was "Flying in the sky with God," on the flight home from his Make A Wish trip in Disney, Florida. He said, "I saw him and he had long green hair, orange eyes, a beard, black skin and shorts on!"
8/28/13 4 years old
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Ambler family with sick child finds some relief thanks to Kohl's 'Dream Receipt' holiday program
The holidays may be over, but for one local family, this past Christmas couldn't have been more special or needed.
When Tosha Morris went Christmas shopping with her grandmother last month at the Kohl's department store in Blue Bell, she got quite a surprise — her entire bill of more than $400 in gifts was paid for by the company. Morris had been selected as a winner of the Kohl's Dream Receipt, a new giveaway that randomly selected one winner in every store, every day during the holiday season and paid for their entire ...
He will complete his last of six radiation treatments to his facial bones tomorrow morning. It's always (being the THIRD different location he's had radiation) such a great feeling of achievement when he completes his therapy. The nurses treat him so good there and always recognize his last day with a surprise when he wakes up from anesthesia. The next step is always unknown (isn't it for all of us?) but today we're grateful and blessed to enjoy yet another day together.