Thursday, December 23, 2010

Watching and waiting

Yesterday Sam had a terrible day - his obs chart looked awful with him sitting around the 39 degree mark all day, even after 6 hourly paracetemol. He's not allowed ibuprofen, so he just had to ride it out which was distressing for him. On the positive note, the Drs are pleased to see that his auto-immune system is doing what it should - it should be fighting off germs and the way the body does that is to over heat and kill them. Today he has a low grade temp but is much happier.

They took samples from both his urine bags, his GJ site, his central line, peripheral bloods and his nasal passage but at this stage nothing sinister is growing in any of them, so they can't actively treat an unknown bug....so we just watch and wait to see how his temps are today and he will be reviewed tomorrow.


3 comments:

Samantha Sutherland said...

I really feel for you all - this uncertainty and unsettled life can be so hard and always the hardest at Christmas time when all you really want is to coccoon yourself in family. I know you will make the most of it wherever you are because you are such motivated positive people! Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and hoping for more great things next year from your miracle boy and much happiness for the girls too. Lots of love from the Sutherlands (Samantha, Hamish, Jake and Lara)

Anonymous said...

Guys, we are all remembering you all this Christmas. Sucks that Sam is so under the weather, so really lifting him up especially.
Would love to be able to swing by for a cup of tea and a hug; maybe one day eh!

Massive loving to all 5 of you- maybe even be able to skype Christmas/ boxing day?

Jen ( for J K C and Tim) xxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Guys, we are all remembering you all this Christmas. Sucks that Sam is so under the weather, so really lifting him up especially.
Would love to be able to swing by for a cup of tea and a hug; maybe one day eh!

Massive loving to all 5 of you- maybe even be able to skype Christmas/ boxing day?

Jen ( for J K C and Tim) xxxxxx