Monthly Archives: May 2002

Tuesday 28th May 2002

We had bit of a scare this morning. Maddie vomited for the first time since leaving home. It was panic stations for a little while, and after a few frantic calls to the hospital, we kept an eye on her

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Monday 27th May 2002

Maddie had a visit from Sophie, Laura and Shelley tonight. They are three of Maddie’s carers from her child care centre. One day, we all hope Maddie will be well enough to go back there and play with all her

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Saturday 25th May 2002

Maddie is having fun playing around on the floor eating lots of Cheezels today.

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Thursday 23rd May 2002

Maddie’s first visit back to the hospital today since being discharged  a few days ago. She had an appointment with her Oncologist and Neurosurgeon. They were both happy with her progress. She also had a CT scan this afternoon which

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Monday 20th May 2002

The doctors do there rounds this morning and there’s some discussion as to whether Maddie can go home or go upstairs to Parent Accommodation where Georgia and I are staying. We are disappointed as all the plans have been made

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Saturday 18th May 2002

Chemo finishes at 6.00pm tonight and we take the opportunity to get Maddie out of bed for dinner and to have some cuddles. We are really starting to believe we could get out of here on Monday.

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Friday 17th May 2002

Today is 2nd stage chemo day. Maddie has come through last nights surgery well and is talking lots and eating quite well. She has a CT scan this morning to check the fluid situation. We need the all clear from the

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Thursday 16th May 2002

Again Maddie is on the emergency surgery list and we seem to wait all day again for anything to happen. The surgery is performed by a general surgeon this time and the port is inserted in Maddie’s chest to the

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Tuesday 14th May 2002

Second stage chemotherapy was planned for Friday and Maddie needed to have a port placed in her chest for this and future chemo. This was a standard part of treatment which we had known about for sometime but nonetheless required

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Monday 13th May 2002

This morning added to the rollercoaster ride that we have experience so far. After a CT scan today it the neurosurgeons told us the subdural shunt was in the wrong place and would need to be revised. The end of

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