Saturday, July 31, 2010

Oh yuck.....

It's 10 pm and my lovely sis'n'law has just picked up the girls to sleep over, as Sam has spiked a temp and been really unhappy the last wee while. We had a great day hanging out with cousins in Pakuranga, then came home and did the usual tpn/cares routine and Sam was asleep and settled by 6.45pm. I was playing yahtzee with the girls and about 7.15 Sam woke screaming - really screaming. The horrible scream he does post op/when in lots of pain/when he's really unwell. He was really working hard at breathing and wouldn't open his eyes and was just screaming.... it was pretty stressful trying to settle him and also cope with the girls who were upset (Candace was crying asking if he was going to die) and Jas was full of questions.... finally after paracetemol, increasing his O2 and about 45 minutes later he stopped screaming and fell asleep exhausted. He has a temp of 38+, so I'm going to have to take him in to Starship - stink! I called Francis in Bangkok and it was nice to hear his voice.

So the car is packed, it's reassuring the girls are happy and I'm waiting for Sam to wake, so I can take his temp again and then we will head in.... no point waking him.

I can't believe how quickly he changed.... and also it was hard to see how frazzled we all were by this - how near the surface it is in the girls thinking that Sam could die.... it was sad to see the fear in their eyes, but maybe they were mirroring mine. Sam has been growing in strength and not been in Starship for nearly 10 weeks, so it's a bummer to have to go back.

Each week we have a family verse that we memorise and say before each meal, taking time to stop and thank God for providing for us. This week it's been Deuteronomy 31:8 ' The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid'. Please Lord be with Sam helping his body to fight this thing, whatever it is. Please be with the girls who are unsettled with our family being fragmented in 3 different places, please be with me as I take Sam in and face the weird but necessary world of Starship.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hope Sam feels better soon - it's not nice when things seem to be going well & then all of a sudden it's battlestations again! Praying that it is nothing too serious & that you won't have to stay in too long. Thinking of you all..Jacinta

Maria said...

Praying for you and Sam tonight.

Anonymous said...

Hi Shirley, praying for you all and trusting that your memory verse brings great comfort.
Alison and Murray

Anonymous said...

Hi Guys, Wyndham Pres prayed for you all this morning, that God will surround you all with His peace, healing and strength.
praying for you, much love.. 21 Alma St. xx

Anonymous said...

Praying for a speedy resolution of Sam's problem so you can return home quickly with his beautiful face beaming, smiley and pain free. You are all in our prayers. Love M&S