I enjoyed my dose of Galway tonic, and verified that Niall is being well looked after by highly qualified nursing staff! Big sister nurse Barrett is playing a blinder and Dad is looking all the better for the excellent quality of care he's getting.
I'm back in Dublin with boy wonder. He's in top megawatt Rory form. Delighted to see me back, although, I suspect he didn't miss me too much judging by the orderly queue of ward staff outside his door waiting patiently for their turn to play with him! Medically, things haven't really moved on much, but his form, energy and colour etc are much improved. We're still battling the runs and the consequent mal absorbtion of his anti-rejection drugs. We are making progress, but it is frustratingly slow. On a brighter note, today, Rory had his first trip outside the hospital in 3 weeks! A friend very kindly whisked us off for a stroll in the Botanic gardens, a favourite haunt of Rory's as he loves terrorising the local squirrel population. An enthusiastic Yahoo! was heard from the back seat of the car when he realised our destination. The very blustery conditions certainly took the edge off any hosptial cobwebs.
So tomorrow we battle on again trying to lower the frequency of his over zealous nappy output and increase the levels of those all important anti rejection drugs in his blood. Fingers crossed we make progress as this is the only thing stopping us from going home.