Yesterday Francis flew out for PNG & the Solomon Islands for 10 days, so I've made the conscious effort to not be anxious, as what will be will be.....and it's very life giving knowing that all our days are not in our control but the Lords.
We've had a bunch of emails about the earthquake that hit NZ last week - Christchurch to be exact. It hasn't physically affected us at all, as we are in the middle of the North Island and Christchurch is the middle of the South Island. But I think it's affected us all as the fragility of life is yet again emphasised. The girls have been talking about it at school and we spent the weekend getting our emergency plan/supply in place. Sam needs a few crates of supplies all of his own if we were to be caught up in a natural disaster, so I have spent the last couple of days squirreling away his supplies.
The OT visit last week was very encouraging and she could see how much stronger Sam has become. Thanks to trade me Sam is now the proud owner of 145 coloured balls ($10!) and he loves his little ball pit. The OT is keen to get him walking, so is looking into walking frames for him and we await info on that..... Think ectoskeleton from Avatar meets Wallace and Gromits wrong trousers! I'm just hoping it comes with a remote! She gave us different exercises to encourage his feet to be flat on the floor and to help him move. The plan is to bypass crawling as he doesn't/won't lie on his front and is just plain uncomfortable with him with all his stomach gadgets going on.
So we are just plodding along......praying that he keeps UTI free and has a chance to just focus on growing and getting stronger.