I write this from 26b..... holiday on hold, Sam has a high fever, girls in tears at missing holiday....not a happy place was our house this morning. We aren't quite sure what is going on, but after 2 amazing days and nights of no vomits, Sam woke in the middle of last night with a high temp and vomitting. Atleast it seems the vomits are not the old problem, but just a bodies normal response to a 39.5 degree temp.
So I was in Starship CED about 8am, having kissed a couple of disappointed little girls who were holding back tears - it's hard for them as they are genuinely concerned for Sam, yet they are little girls feeling fed up and disappointed, so we had cuddles and I explained it's totally normal and fine to feel fed up and sad....but they've had a lovely day with friends again and will be packing up tonight and going on holiday with Daddy tomorrow.
Sam had all his usual samples taken to try to pinpoint the issue - urine, blood and stool. So far they have ruled out rotovirus and line infection, but looks like could be UTI in his right kidney, although at time of writing he has bounced back to 39.5 after sitting around mid 38s today. They have started him on another antibiotic.
So it's a day/night at a time, just waiting and praying and hoping he perks up soon so that we can join the family. I was so looking forward to just being the family for a week - not the usual house full of various carers and medical people and spending time with Francis after months of him being away....but for today that is not to be, but we are praying that Sam will bounce back quickly and the source of infection can be found and treated.