Where to start? It's 20 years ago this month since we lost the light of our lives.
Sam the man was a happy healthy toddler who loved life. He never sat still. He was my little shadow, always by my side. This is one of the many reasons why life is so hard without him.
On 3rd November 1998 I woke Sam up as usually for nursery. He wasn't his usually self and a little snotty and feeling hot so I decided to keep him at home. I let Sam sleep on the sofa whilst I got his elder brother Jamie ready for school. I dropped Jamie off and took Sam home to let him sleep off his bug.
After he woke from his nap Sam was violently sick followed by foul smelling diarrhoea, when changing Sam I noticed 2 little spots on the back of his leg. I wasn't immediately concerned by this as Sam had eczema but with his other symptoms I decided to do the glass test. When the spots didn't disappear under the glass and with Sam deteriorating I rushed Sam to my doctors which was only 5 minutes away.