Good and bad news today. On the good side Harry had a couple of tests to check his little heart which he passed with flying colours. But on the not so good, he’s been losing weight a little faster than he should – the nurses threatened him with a drip (not another needle he cried!), and he’s been responding by drinking with renewed vigour, so hopefully he’ll start putting some weight back on soon.
He also had a couple of repeat tests for NH indicators. While his alpha fetoprotein levels were normal, his ferritin levels were up. This is a bit strange considering that all these indicators were in the normal range at birth, leading to the all clear confirmations earlier in the week. At this stage though it’s “not anything to get worried about” (Doctors), we just tend to get anxious about even the minor stuff (we’re going to have to get that under control). The most unfortunate thing about it all is that it’s probably put his getting home day back until Sunday or Monday. He doesn’t look to worried though does he…
On the way home from the hospital, I was lucky enough to hear an interview and then concerto performed by Branford Marsalis with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. So I drove up the top of Castle Hill to listen to sax and think about stuff… You wouldn’t call it a big Friday night, but I had fun – great week all up!
(View from the top of Castle Hill)