Thursday, February 16, 2012

A long and unsettled day.....

Sam was nearly back to normal yesterday and today he had an MRI booked for 8.30am, so it was decided we would stay in, Sam would have his MRI and then we would head home after that.....well....

He had had a good night, then we went for the MRI. It was going to take about an hour, and after 1 hour 45 I was starting to feel a bit anxious, as I knew the MRI was a set thing, it would be issues he would be having in recovery that were taking so long...and it was. MRI's on kids are done under general anesthetic, and he came out on oxygen with him vomiting and desaturating. So the team have been keeping a close eye on him since he got back to the ward at 11. He is still on oxygen (2litres) but is vomiting every 10 mins or so and has a high heart rate. He has a slight temp but it seems strange that this is causing such a high heart rate, so at 9 pm we are waiting for the on-call Dr to come to review him.

It's unsettling to see him so un-well again, and I hate how anxious I feel when his monitor keeps beeping, as the last time this happened he deteriorated quickly. It's also Day 5 of being in, which means I'm getting tired from broken sleep and I'm really missing Francis and the girls. The girls have been struggling and today I wasn't there for them when I needed to be. Poor Candace couldn't find one of her shoes after school, and being the good girl she is (inherited from her Dad not her Mum I must add), she was in tears at the prospect of having to sleep at school - because the school rules are you can't leave unless in full uniform so her 8 year old brain had deduced that she would have to sleep there - cute to us, distressing to her. Her big sister managed to convince her it was ok to leave school, so they limped home to my good friends place, who yet again rescued us...

Sam had stool, urine and blood samples taken and cultured on Monday and the stool sample has grown something unexpected and odd....so we are waiting to see what Infectious Disease want to do and I've had a phone call from the Department of Public Health.... so am feeling that my darling boy is a bit of a leper at the moment, which is confirmed as each medical person that comes in puts on a yellow gown and gloves before touching him. I know it's because there are other younger, fragile kids on the ward and they all need to keep their bugs to themselves and it's the right thing to do, but when I am feeling fragile, logic doesn't seem to work as well in my head and tears leak out instead....I know a good bawl changes nothing, but somehow it seems to help!

But the day was broken up by a visit from my dear friend and her son, so amidst the uncertainty of what is up with Sam, there was love and laughter.

Thank you again for your care for our boy. x

3 comments:

Patricia Ellish said...

Dearest Shirley,
my prayers and love to you and darling Sam. Hoping that you're soon home and with the girls and Francis.
Patricia

Patricia Ellish said...

Dearest Shirley,
my prayers and love to you and darling Sam. Hoping that you're soon home and with the girls and Francis.
Patricia

The Doughertys said...

O, why do these things have to happen. I just want God to make it all better. I pray for stillness in your heart and that God will refresh you and overwhelm you with his amazing love. Our prayers continue to be with you often. Come on big fella, get well soon. Much love, Fi and team. xx