Monthly Archives: June 2002

Sunday 30th June 2002

Maddie went down to ICU this morning to have another stem cell harvest. It didn’t go too well initially. The catheter in Maddie’s leg was not working properly and most likely had kinked during the night. The doctor ended up

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Saturday 29th June 2002

We arrive back at the hospital at 7.15am this morning prepared for another long day. We get taken up to 6 East at around 8.30 and Maddie has her port accessed. It’s not until midday that we get the call

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Friday 28th June 2002

We’re getting increasingly frustrated this morning. Maddie’s blood counts are still too low to do the harvest today, so it’s another wait until at least tomorrow. We ask the doctors if we can go home tonight and bring back Maddie in

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Wednesday 26th June 2002

Maddie’s cell counts are still low, so we’re not going home anytime soon. She will also need a blood transfusion today to help things along a bit. Her cough is still ordinary. The doctors have told us she has the

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Monday 24th June 2002

Another long day in hospital. We managed to get home this morning at around 2am for a few hours sleep before heading back in. Maddie’s counts are lower today than yesterday and she has a shocking cough. The doctors finally

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Sunday 23rd June 2002

Maddie has developed a nasty cough and her temperature is a little higher than usual. Looks like she has picked up a cold from someone. We monitored her temperature until it got to 38.6 then called the hospital to say

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Friday 21st June 2002

Maddie had a good day today playing at home in familiar surroundings. Though she did have a big vomit tonight all over Daddy. The nasogastric tube is out again so we’ve arranged a visit tomorrow from Maddie’s favorite nurse Mel

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Thursday 20th June 2002

Aunty Caroline stayed with Maddie last night and went ok apart from a little vomit early in the evening. Today the chemo finished and we were busy organizing things before going home. Maddie had a small infuser port put in

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Wednesday 19th June 2002

Wouldn’t you know it – Dad’s always get the easy bit. Maddie was a dream last night. She fell asleep in my arms at around 8pm and slept all night. Didn’t hear a peep – even the helicopters didn’t wake

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Tuesday 18th June 2002

Georgia has a rough night with Maddie last night. She vomited a couple of times during the night culminating in a trip to the treatment room at 10pm to have the nasogastric tube put back in again. Another huge vomit

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