Thursday, November 11, 2010

Home again!

Sam & I returned home yesterday, fleeing Starship about 12 noon so we could race across town to see Francis before he had to leave work for the airport. So Sam was his usual animated self as he met Francis' colleagues!

He is home with the tube in situ, with a thick pad between the mickey button and his skin, which is there to soak up any fluid that escapes, but has actually served to stop it leaking as it is supporting the tubing that is there making it about the right length. The new tube will be 3 ml shorter than this one and that is about the thickness of the interim padding, so hopefully it will work out. I just re-read this and it doesn't make much sense if you can't see it, but I'm too tired to try and make it make sense.....

In summary, Sam is very happy to be home, back to normal, no orifice is leaking for the first time in living memory, so we're all rapt!

Oh and today was a gr8 day, because the BOC guy came and collected the last O2 cylinder from the house! Sam's been off O2 for 4 months, but they leave 1 tank in the house 'just'n'case' and after 3 months they do another overnight reading to check how things are going....and he came back at having very few desaturations and an overnight saturation average of 96% which is gr8! So it was quite lovely to say goodbye to my friendly BOC guy, knowing that I may only ever see him again in his capacity as a person at the supermarket and not delivery oxygen for Sam.

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8 comments:

Maria said...

Good to see that you're home and that Samuel is happy. Hope you're able to get some rest!

Anonymous said...

So thrilled that you're back home!!! Great, great news!! I pray that you stay home and no returns to Starship for a good while. God bless x

Anonymous said...

so glad that you are home again. I bet the NZ weather is getting gorgeous again this time of year. Thinking of you Hugs - Davies Famiy Bangkok!

Marybeth Weber said...

Janessa has a MIC KEY button too, hers leaks a tab bit as well! I'm glad he's home and doing better! Hope to hear from you guys soon!

Marybeth

Campbell Family said...

You are looking good Samuel. You sure make me smile and give praise to God.
-Kurt

The Doughertys said...

Great news Davys, great news. Tonnes of love, Col and Fi +

Anonymous said...

Great news and what a wonderful picture of the wee man about to do a back fip on the bouncalin...... glad you are home again, althoguh you should get that man of yours to stop flying around the world. isn't it amazing that the bottles are all gone from the house - what a sense of finality on that front. Wonderful news, we celebrate with you all. lots of love MERRWN

bronheslop said...

Hey gorgeous family! Samuel looks fabulous sitting up on the trampoline; hope things have remained more settled this last week.
About ready for some new clothes?