Sunday, June 29, 2014

Day 27.....

... And we are still in. His temp spike was the start of a UYI, so IV abx were started. He seemed to respond well and I did all the training so I could take him home and administer the drugs myself...... We we're all packed up last Monday evening ready for an early departure on Tues. On Tuesday morning at about 4 am I was up helping Sam out with a vomit when I saw his bulging poop bag .... Full of suspiciously awful looking goop.... So it was emptied and filled up in another hour... And at that point I knew we weren't going anywhere! Samples were sent but it hasn't come back with any culprit (C diff or Rotovirus etc) .... And it isn't clear why he is having such high losses. So we are still in, although we did escape for a few hours today to Aunty Tors house for a fun family Mexican themed meal and afternoon. He really enjoyed getting out and the girls loved seeing their bro. The week ahead sees us turning into parents of a teenager! Jasmine is excited about Wed but also anxious about what her birthday week will look like and which parent will be around for it. We always try to make a big deal about their birthdays as they put up with so much chaos and we are so proud of them.... So we will be trying extra hard this week to juggle hospital and making sure that Jas is made to feel extra special and loved on her special day. Hopefully tomorrow there will be a chance to put a plan in place to head home - school holidays start in a week and it would be so nice to be home together for that. But for now it is Sams gradual and consistent weight loss and delicate fluid balance that is keeping us in. He enjoys daily excursions to the ward playroom and we can get him painting if the 'paintbrush' is a car! He wheels the car through the paint and onto the paper and lo and behold it's called art. I might list it on trade me and see if we can make some money ..... Now u can tell we have been in here too long.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Don't worry Shirley, your girls know that you value and love them with all your hearts, big birthday's or not! Rest in Him filling their emotional and spiritual needs, we will pray for Him to fill yours, physical as well. We love you Davy's and we will be thinking of you all as we pray tonight.
The Lor family