I just wanted to provide a quick update on my apparent absence these last week or so.
My middle son was admitted to ICU last Monday with life threatening illness.
They found that the small intestine had become blocked due to complications from earlier surgery. The blockage was caused by the small intestine twisting on itself (think of a sausage from the butcher and how they twisted them), and this had caused the small intestine to become further damaged.
To resolve the problem he was admitted for emergency surgery and resulted in needing to remove 100cm of the small intestine.
The surgery was very successful and he is now home and on the mend.
Suffice to say, my focus during this time has been on supporting him, and making sure he has full recovery.