I was going to upload photos and write a witty post tonight. Unfortunately I am writing to say that Sa is now in ICU. 2 days ago he started wheezing and had a high temp. At midnight I started having that gut feeling that it was serious and at 1:30 I scraped the ice from the windscreen and we drove to Starship. He had 24 hours with hourly ventolin and a chest xray showed some patches. Sam was happy enough. Today his breathing became even more laboured and at 2pm he started on oxygen/nasal prongs. The physio came and worked with him but still he got worse. A full review was ordered at 10 and we started on back to back nebulisers. Every 15 mins.... After an hr of this he wasnt improving so ICU were called. They reviewed him and Sam is now in ICU. He isnt critical but he needs a higher level of care and is now in the right place if he continues to deteriorate. They have just started him on a magnesium infusion and IV subutimol. He is working hard to breath but is very resistant to interventions and he is just plain exhausted after 48 hrs of broken sleep. As we were transferring down Sam asked me to 'call Daddy to tell him', but at 2:30 am I didnt think that was necessary! However I did think of the people who will be awake right now reading this who could join me in praying for his protection, strength and healing.
I am weary of body but not of heart. This is Sams first admission in 5 months which is amazing. Clearly we wish he was home but I am peaceful he is having the best care he could have right now and am so grateful to the myriad of people working with him.
I have a 30 min window now before they want to attempt changing him to hi-flow oxygen and another nebuliser, so a power nap is in order.