Gavin will undergo urological surgery tomorrow (Wednesday, November 15th) at Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee. The surgery will begin at 1:45 p.m. However, Jill and Jay have decided against the additional surgical procedure of a gtube placement, as the risks at this time are just too high. Gavin will need to be off dialysis for 2-3 days minimum to let himself heal so he will be monitored closely by doctors for his creatinine and urea levels. There are many risks for this necessary surgery, such as any type of infection, and especially peritonitis. At this time, Gavin will need to be in the hospital a minimum of 5 days for recovery.
Please keep the Schwalbach and Winslow families in your thoughts and prayers. We will keep you updated on any information we have regarding Gavin’s medical condition and recovery.