Yeah - at around 6pm tonight we arrived home. It is so nice to be back! Need to do washing and sort out stuff for tomorrow before doing Sam's 10pm routine... so this will be short and sweet.
Sam is back to .5 litre O2, which is what he was when last home 15 days ago. His blood results are surprising - to us he looks better, but his biliruben (liver indicator) has gone back up from the 70's to 90. When we drain his ureterostomy (left kidney) the urine has been quite bloodstained, so we are watching that and if he spikes a temp we will head straight back in.
BUT generally he seems pretty well and so happy and relaxed - even after having his two 5 month immunisations yesterday and another one today! He's asleep now after laughing at his sisters - Candace has been teaching him karate (thrusting his arms about) and Jas has been doing 'where's the baby' - all to Sam's delight.
Oh and the Drs have increased his milk feed to 8mls an hour and are reducing the lipid content of his TPN to compensate, which means his liver wont need to work as hard, so that is really encouraging news.
Well I gotta go - house a tip and tomorrow Francis is leaving really early to hire a truck and pick up our possessions which arrived by boat, which MAF cleared today.....so I need to make room for the Christmas tree, sewing machine, piano and a few other 'can't do without' items... all the other stuff will be stored in a friends garage until we relocate next year...then it will be like Christmas all over again.
Nite nite, X S