Posted on October 7, 2009 · Posted in Personal

Some photos of Sam for everyone to see, detailed commentary to follow:

Album of his progress in the Neonatal unit, hopefully he’ll be home soon.

Samuel Newlyn Blyth Horner - Day 3

Highlights: removal of CPAP

Samuel Newlyn Blyth Horner - Day 4

Highlights: removal of drip.

Samuel Newlyn Blyth Horner - Day 5

Highlights: removal of heater, first ever bath.

Samuel Newlyn Blyth Horner - Day 6

Highlights: two attempts to feed properly, soiling 3 nappies in one go, awake for more than 1 hour.

Samuel Newlyn Blyth Horner - Day 7

Highlights: second bath (first by a parent), 3/4 grandparents visit.

Samuel Newlyn Blyth Horner - Day 8

Highlights: feeding properly all day, ripping out his feeding tube by himself (that's my boy :).

Samuel Newlyn Blyth Horner - Day 9

Highlights: mom slept over in the ICU, got moved to a private room (in ICU), fed properly all day.

About the Author

Mark Horner is the CEO of Siyavula Education, a social enterprise working in the school sector in South Africa. While working as the Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow for Open and Collaborative Resources, Mark was able to transform the Free High School Science Texts (FHSST) project, which he co-founded, into Siyavula Education. In this process, openly-licensed, collaboratively authored textbooks have been printed and distributed nationally in South Africa. Working at the intersection of community, openness and technology; Mark intends to leverage this success to make Siyavula an innovative, technology provider in education that works effectively as part of the education community to ensure better learning opportunities for all. A recent notable event being the delivery of Siyavula's textbooks over Mxit, the most popular mobile chat solution in South Africa. Mark has a PhD in physics from the University of Cape Town and conducted his research at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California on the results from the STAR experiment at Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York. His work is carried out in the belief that the liberation of information and support of education in South Africa will lead to a peaceful and prosperous future for all South Africans.