Tom continues to improve every day and is now up and about as normal. He has had a lot of tests and assessments since we’ve been in Brisbane and the good news is that his heart has been declared ‘normal’. The bad news is that he has had to lose a tooth that was harbouring an infection at its root, the potential/probable cause of his illness in the Solomons. Amazing to think such a small thing could cause such a big problem!
We are waiting for some further test results at the end of this week but all initial indications are that the infection has gone from his system. So whilst it would be nice to know more about what the infection was, it looks like we may never know. As long as Tom’s tooth continues to heal as it should do, we plan to fly back to Adina early next week to continue our travels.
We’ve had a lot of incredible help over the past couple of weeks and are indebted to many people. We would especially like to thank Nigel Kittow, Tom’s family, Susie’s family, Simon Gore at the British High Commission in the Solomon Islands, Noel & Terry at Liapari Boatyard, Londa & David Rebetzke, Leah Plumpton, Dr Katrina Harrison, Dr Chris Tuckey and the Queensland Cardiovascular Group, Dr Julia Moldavtsev, Dr Simon Franks and Dr Bill Kahler.