Well - much to my surprise Pads was back in school yesterday and lovin' it. He had a great reception again but could only stay for the morning: he had to go for a hearing test at midday. There was just one unpleasant incident but it was not enough to put him off going back today.
The hearing tests are because of one of the chemo drugs, cisplatin, will be withdrawn, perhaps temporarily, if it starts to cause deafness.
Still not eating much, we're tube-feeding around the times he may be going to school.