Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Technical difficulties resolved
















Apologies for the technical problems that prevented the uploading of video and photos while I was away in Laos, I have to accept responsibility as I left Shirley with a camera which used a memory card that didn't fit our laptop. So for all those who have missed the multi-media aspects of Samuel's blog, this edition will be light on text to make room for the latest video and photos of Samuel.

He was a different boy to the one I left 10 days earlier, a lot bigger and more interactive as you'll see from the video. His hair was also longer and curlier and his hairline had receded
from his eyebrows! He was also coping well with 4mls per hour of formula and down to 20 hours per day on TPN, all good signs of progress in the right direction. Yesterday he was increased to 5mls per hour of formula directly into his jejunum so that's starting to add up over the course of 20 hours. Shirley's up with him tonight and I'll make this quick as I'm off to enjoy a video without any feeling of guilt that I should be studying instead. My Masters dissertation is on its way to the UK as my final submission towards my MSc in Development Management which I started working towards when Candace was born. Enjoy hearing Samuel chat with his mum....



11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Loved the video. What a precious little darling!! It was worth the wait :)
Wonderful news on his progress, love the curls,too.

Fi Dougherty said...

Oh my goodness he is way cute, bet the nurses love da big cubbie boy. What a miracle. Love, Fi

Anonymous said...

Samuel, what a clever "bubba" you are understanding every word Mummy said. We understood every word you said too!! Looking forward to hearing more "chat" sessions. We are so privileged to share your progress and growth. Big smoochies from us all in Palmerston North.

Susana Asin - Verrier said...

Wonderful! I loved seeing the video, he looks so much better... Hugs Susana and Gui-Laurent

The Heslop Family said...

How lovely to hear Samuel chatting with his Mamma. He's simply gorgeous!
Love from Bron and the boys xx

Anonymous said...

Man is Samuel seriuosly cute! What a little chubby cheeks he is, with a smile in his eyes...
So pleased that you are going to be taking him home in a few more days - I can imagine you will be absoltely over the moon - all of you!

We are still praying for you all:0)
Lisa Lambert - Urban

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! Amazing technology how you can share this with everyone. Another high five to nana Anne.
All the best to the family.
Love Raewyn and Andy

jodie said...

Very very cool!! Wonderful to see the video and hear Sam talking :)

Greg said...

What a chatty little fellow! He's super cool. Arohanui, Ana, Greg & Taokahu

Megan said...

Samuel is just gorgeous. Loved the video. Cute is an understatement. We continue to uphold your family in prayer and give thanks for the progress Samuel has made. Thank you for sharing with us.
From Megan, Aria's Aunty.

Christine Leaf said...

Dear Shirley and Francis,You have been such a blessing to me and so many others! What a great joy to see little Sam,s face each day.The video was really special! You have all done so well. Christine Leaf