It's going to be great to be able to celebrate this Sunday 6 June, his actual birthday, so if you are in Auckland and fancy some cake and bubbly, throw us an email and I'll give you the details.
Other news is that there is no news about the MRI he had on Friday.
Sam is having daily visits from a nurse to apply silver nitrate onto his ureterostomy site, as he has hyper-granulation - his body naturally wants to heal over any wound, but we need this hole in him to drain his kidney. But he now has a flap of skin that is growing quickly and causing problems. The silver nitrate needs applying once daily for about 7 - 10 days or until the excess skin drops off, which ever comes first. It's incredibly painful and Sam is hysterical during the 2 mins it takes to apply it. But it needs doing, so we hold our breath and hug him whilst he screams and looks at me with teary begging eyes willing me to stop it..... it's definitely tough love. On Wednesday we will visit hospital so the surgical team can review the site. We're hoping this intervention is enough to help, otherwise surgery is the next on the list....please no!