Sam was so very excited to have last week at school. Week one of the last term of 2016. It all seemed to go well until Thursday night when he woke every hour complaining of a sore willie and crying out in pain begging me to give him a bladder wash out. Not much sleep for either that night, but I drugged him up with Pamol and sent him to school, as it was Book Week, culminating in fancy dress on the Friday of your favourite book character.
Historically I have gone to great efforts to deck my kids out in fabulous outfits for school (more about me looking good than them!).... well perhaps I have grown up a tad or perhaps I am just a bit tired - either way I raided my sisters dress up box and told Sam to find an outfit he liked! Lazy Parenting 101 completed! I had hoped he would go with the 'Where's Wally' outfit or the lion or dog... but it was the Star Wars outfit that won his vote - and thankfully no questions were asked as to what book was he from as that would have received a blank stare - come to think of it he has never seen any of the movies, but it is amazing the influence of playground talk (Star Wars Countdown cards) and older cousins. I leave you a photo of the non-book Book Character named Sam Davy from Star Wars (& yes the Mother of the child in the Red Cape did good - rock on Little Red!).
I had to be in Starship on Friday morning for a meeting, so I had Sams urine sample in to the lab by 10am. Sam got to school for 8.30am, but by 10.30 the pamol had started to wear off and Francis brought him home. But it meant he got to be a part of the fun and enjoy his week. Thankfully we managed to start oral antibiotics for a uti by 5pm on Friday and within 24 hours he was already feeling a whole lot better.
So he has been back at school today, albeit only for a half day, as he had a dentist appointment at Starship this morning. Not much to report there as he is so oral averse, the dentist didn't manage to do much, but she did spot he has one more lose tooth, so the tooth fairy is on call. Next time Sam has a GA, the dentist would like to pop in and give his teeth a good clean and look over.
Tomorrow he will head to school for the morning and then we need to be on the road by 1pm to get to Starship for a psych assessment.
Next week he has 1 clinics - Respiratory on Thursday. The following week he has 2 clinics - Gastro on Monday and Psych on Tuesday, but we are trying to get at least 2 clinics on one day. It seems like a really easy request, but the various consultants work at many hospitals and private practices, so may only be on site at Starship one morning a week. It does mean that our petrol bill is horrendous, but not much we can do about that - I think Sam is still a bit too little to be pillion on a motorbike!
This week we are very excited to have more family coming to stay - Aunty Jude and Cousin Jono (we don't use these salutations and formalities when generally chatting, but more as way of introduction to you!) - All three kids are very excited, as am I!
Right, off to do antibiotics and then bed - this course is 4 x day for 1 week.... but orals are so much easier to manage than IV's.... and it is very cool he is responding to them!