But the big news is that we dressed Samuel for the first time today, in a very fetching outfit. So he's ready to impress the ladies in Starship with his sharp dress sense.
The tour of Starship was short and informative and not the huge shock we had anticipated. It definitely is noisier and busy, but he will have his own room with his cot, plus a bed for one of us to sleep beside him. Most importantly he will have access to the great surgical, gastro and renal teams that already know Sam very well. Samuel is already well known to the nursing team as well who have been expecting him for weeks but as you know his transfer was delayed a number of times when it wasn't at all clear whether he would ever improve sufficiently to move to Starship and continue his treatment. So we're thrilled that he is now well enough to move across and start the next chapter in his treatment, and move one step closer to the goal of getting him home. We know it will take a bit of getting used to after coming up 8 weeks in the peaceful environment of intensive care, but the fact it signifies an important step forward in Samuel's development by far overshadows any minor adjustments on our part. We look forward to introducing you to Samuel's new room and home in Ward 26b of Starship hospital.