Thursday, October 1, 2009

Thursday lunchtime

Quick update - Sam had a great night - really settled, urine draining perfectly, no temperature and just plain happy and contented. He does have 2 different infections at the moment - 1 in his vesicostomy and 1 in his ureterostomy - as he has 2 completely separate urinary tracts, he has managed to have 2 completely separate infections. The cultures came back showing that one is resistant to one type of antibiotic, which is needed to fight the other infection. So he is on 2 different antibiotics for the next 7 days to hopefully clear these. We continue to try dropping his O2 requirement, but within a few minutes he starts desaturating, so he is popped back up. He's not on much, but we will slowly and persistently try to lower this. Today he weighed in at 5.5 kgs, so he is getting quite chunky and putting on weight nicely.....just like his mother.

This morning I was woken at 6.30 and asked to move my car, which was parked in a family designated car park. 2 huge trucks had arrived to drop off some new hospital machines and no warning had been given. So I throw on my clothes and stumble out looking like I had just stumbled out of bed dishevelled and unimpressed. 'G'day beautiful', one of the guys shouts as I arrive - his sarcasm clearly dripping as my hair was on all angles and I was anything but! I get to the car to discover that I have a flat battery as I had left the lights on when I parked 2 days ago!. The 6 hulking blokes stand around rolling their eyes as we wait for the security firm to arrive with jump leads. I then continue to embarrass myself by not being able to find the lever to open the bonnet - one of the blokes sneeringly comes to the rescue. I put the window down as I am backing out to say thanks, and drive away and repark.... and turn off the key, BEFORE realising the window is down and the battery wasn't re-charged sufficiently enough to turn on again.... so I nonchalantly wander back to the security guy to discreetly ask him to come with the jumper leads, but he non-discreetly hollers, 'Ok lovey, I'll be right over with the jumpleads - where are you parked?'.... more eye rolls. So I would like to apologise to the female readers as there are 6 blokes in Auckland that today had the stereotype confirmed that woman are dizzy and useless when it comes to cars. I'm so sorry.

Got a text from Francis & the girls - they'd had a great day in Bangkok with friends and have now arrived in Laos. Francis is busy sorting out our life possessions and the girls are happy to have playdates with friends. Laos was hit by the typhoon and some of the towns that World Concern work in were hit by the deluge but I don't know anymore than that.

Must get back to Sam. X Shirley

8 comments:

Lin said...

Dear Shirley, great car story! Thinking of you while Francis and the girls are in Laos!
Berlinde

Anonymous said...

Ugh.. you're always LOVELY in my book...!!!! Amazing that you survived that and you didn't wallop one of those "blokes" By the way, I LOVE LOVE all your new NEWZIE lingo.... this blog was full of it! CUTE!

jodie said...

hehehe!! I LOVE IT!! You've got to write a book one day Shirl xo

Anonymous said...

Dear Shirley - I laugh and I cry when I read your blog - wish I could have been in the car park with you ( I would not have been so gracious with those blokes!!) I feel so sad when I read about all the things you have to contend with dear heart, but I know that you have a great Spiritual Father in Heaven who can love,support and give you all you need at this time, far more than any living person, you are very much in His hands, and everyone who knows you and the family can plainly see that. I know you will miss Laos, but you have even greater places to be, just hold on my love.
You are so often in my thoughts and prayers. Carole (consider yourself hugged this morning)x

Anonymous said...

So nice to finally meet you yesterday, Shirley, after following Sam's blog for some time now. Miriam and I are back home again, and it looks like the results for all her tests are good, praise the Lord! And when I saw you early afternoon, you showed no sign of your stressful morning with the car! Gwyn

Nicholls's said...

Hi Shirley, We hope that the Blokes appreciate how blessed they are just to be dropping off equipment at Starship rather than living there with loved ones. The battery incident probably didn't seem funny to you at the time but it made us smile and so glad you can share Life at Starship from various angles. Thinking of you all especially this coming week. Love and prayers. Melvyn and Sally

Anonymous said...

What a difficult way to start the day, especially before having a good coffee. Isn't it just typcial that these things happen when husbands are away. If only those 6 blokes had ANY idea of what you had been dealing wtih over the past 4 months! Yeep there is definitely a book in all of this journey and this would have to be included. So pleased you can laugh (even if not at the time) I think i would have lost it somewhere about when the window was stuck down! Hilary

Anonymous said...

Hi Davy Family! My name is Kerri Lopa and I live in the US. I have a son with MMIHS too. His name is Samuel as well. Fortunately for us he is doing well with very little intervention. With just his ileostomy he is thriving and doing fantastic. We thank God everyday. I am very sorry that your Samuel isn't fairing as well. I will remember him in my prayers at night. If you need anything pleas email me at kerri@lopa.net.