Friday, July 19, 2013

Oh dear....

So Sam is still on oxygen and having twice daily chest physio.  He is oh so slowly improving, then he'll surprise us and take a big dip for 30 mins or so and then bounce back.  So he will definitely be in this weekend with the view to have respiratory review him on Monday.

Today his urine from his kidneys started draining blood, so we aren't sure why.  A sample has been sent to test for bugs and for amount of blood.  Again we will keep an eye on this and will probably get the surgical team in to take a look.

Yesterday Candace broke her leg whilst playing in Tauranga - the mighty Trampoline claiming another victim, although she was just bouncing and must have twisted over whilst bouncing on the black mat. She was well looked after and loved by our faithful friends, with Fi stepping in as mum and staying the night in hospital.  This morning Candace was transferred to Starship and the surgeons agree that surgery is needed but only once swelling has gone down.

Sam was so excited to see Candace but then his look of concern was sweet as she was carried to her bed and he saw her sore leg.  Then he just went crazy at having a room mate!  He has been explaining things to Candace (the nurse is doing your blood pressure now Candace) etc, so it is the younger teaching the older one this time.

We are so grateful at the care Candace received in Tauranga and for her speedy transfer to Auckland with Starship support all the way.  Their kindness at having moved patients around so we could have a twin room has not gone unnoticed and we are so very grateful for the care and concern from the staff here - it's been fabulous.

This photo shows them both pretty happy, but Candace has spent the last 30 minutes sobbing and we've just called the Dr for some stronger pain relief to be charted.... all this with Sam singing, 'Bob the building' theme tune in his bed.  Our life sometimes feels a bit like a circus, sometimes a really bad movie, sometimes a comedy.... right now I'm just hoping we all get a good night sleep so we can face tomorrow.  It will be a quiet hospital weekend and we are hoping and praying that Sam improves and Candace can cope with her pain and limitations.  Jasmine is still in Tauranga having a ball with her friends, so we're delighted at that.  We are fine, just very tired.

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