Monthly Archives: July 2002

Wednesday 31st July 2002

Maddie had her blood transfusion overnight last night and is continuing with fluids and antibiotics today. Her counts are still low but the temperature seems to have subsided. We may be allowed to go home tomorrow afternoon if all goes

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Tuesday 30th July 2002

We took Maddie into hospital this morning for her transfusions. She has developed a fever and has been admitted again. It’s likely she’ll be in between 4 and 7 days depending on how soon her cell counts come back to

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Monday 29th July 2002

Maddie has been looking very pale over the last couple of days. Mel came out and did her blood tests today and the hospital called later on with the results. Maddie’s cell counts are still very low and we have

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Thursday 25th July 2002

We took Maddie in to hospital for some Vincristine, blood tests and Oncology review today. Her white cell count is zero and she is neutropenic. We have to keep an eye on her temperature over the next few days. If

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Tuesday 23rd July 2002

Maddie had a big vomit this morning and her nasogastric tube is out again. We called the hospital and because she is eating reasonably we have decided not to put it back in just yet. That means she has to

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Monday 22nd July 2002

Back to hospital this morning for most of the day. Maddie had some stem cells returned through her port. This will help replenish her immune system to a reasonable level. The unfortunate side effect from this procedure is the fishy

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Saturday 20th July 2002

The chemo finished early this morning. That’s stage 4 over with. The next few days we’ll have to keep a close eye on Maddie. It’s likely that she’ll become neutropenic given the large dose of drugs she’s had in the

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Friday 19th July 2002

Aunty Caroline came to stay with Maddie last night. She was ok most of the night but did have a few vomits. Nothing do dramatic though as she is not eating anything at all. Daddy’s turn to stay overnight tonight.

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Thursday 18th July 2002

Maddie had another good day today. She hasn’t had any vomiting from the drugs and is as active as ever. Hopefully the next couple of days will be the same again.

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Wednesday 17th July 2002

We called the hospital this morning and there was a bed available for Maddie straight away so we headed in shortly after. Maddie started some fluids mid morning and then the chemo after lunch. She takes it all in her

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