There are a bunch of theories roaming the corridors, 1 being that he has a very persistent bacteria that gets subdued with the medicine, but never quite killed off...and during the 36 hours off it could have been growing and with the TPN pushed it bacteria was dislodged and he had what is called a 'septic shower'. This theory makes sense to us, as the last 5 months have seen him bounce in and out of hospital....seemingly fine and then a few days later back in, so this scenario seems logical. As the wise Doc said, there are plenty of theories but the reality is that we can never really know... all they can do is deal with and treat what is before them. So they have changed both is antibiotics to the toughest they have to try and get this beastie. He is now on vancamycin and another one I can't say let alone spell.
So we aren't going anywhere for a while, which is a real bummer as the girls start school this week and one with a sore foot to consider and I want to be around for them as much as I can.... but with the combination of a very kind Auckland family, care givers for Sam (that mean I can get out to be with the girls) we'll muddle through.
It is disappointing, but in a way I'm relieved it happened whilst in hospital, rather than at home with our usual yo-yo scenario. We hope and pray these new drugs get the beasties, and he doesn't have to lose the line.... which is the only real solution if the bugs don't leave. I'm guessing that the planned circumcision on Wed will be off again.... but guessing and planning too far in advance (more than 24 hours!) seem a waste of time as it can all change so quickly.
Sleep well my darling little boy, you are well loved and my heart aches to see you suffering, but glad that you are bouncing back a little already. May you have a deep sleep tonight. For the girls we are praying for healing for Jas' toe (Tues is D day) and peace and calm and security amidst the constant change they find them in.