The other news for the week is that if the trial above works out, hopefully we can go home on Sunday on IV antibiotics, but with daily trips to hospital for the next 5 days for his gentimycin hourly infusions. With school starting again it is really important that I'm there to share in the fun and nervousness that a new school year holds for the girls, and Jasmine especially is a bit nervous heading along to a new year/class on crutches.
Tuesday Jasmine also has an appointment here at SS, but in the fracture clinic, where they will take off the cast and see what is underneath. I'm not really looking forward to it, as even if it's a good result and the toe has reattached, I've been warned that it's going to be potentially black and ugly....give me an ilieostomy bag any day!
Wednesday Sam is booked in for his circumcision - it's a GA, but only a day procedure. One blessing is that he doesn't have dirty nappies, so it will be relatively easy to keep clean and dry.
Youth Town is a charity that works with kids and each holidays they run a programme here in Starship for the siblings/kids in SS for a week. This week the girls were so happy to be here, hanging with their brother and joining in the programme down stairs making all sorts of crafts and taking parts in various activities. To have the girls happy and delighted to be here is very wonderful. Yesterday I took the girls to the Auckland Musuem (5 mins walk from hospital and free entry!) and finished the day with Daddy joining us for a picnic..... so although we'd rather Sam wasn't in hospital, we adapt and still there are lovely things in each day...and Sam adores his sisters and comes to life when he sees them.
Developmentally Sam is chatting a lot, now says 'ul lo', 'ta' when you give him something, and 'bye' when you leave. He has also discovered his nose has 2 holes which are great for hanging his fingers in and has a definite look of achievement on when he turns to show you he has found one of his nostrils.....
On that note, I'm off to bed. X