Monthly Archives: August 2002

Wednesday 28th August 2002

We feel vindicated with the decision we made last week. Maddie has had a terrific seven days culminating in her getting to her feet yesterday and walking unaided. There’s no stopping her now – she’s been walking all around the

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Monday 26th August 2002

Maddie & Georgia visited childcare today to see all the kids. Maddie and Campbell (did I hear boyfriend !) had a ball together as usual. Lots of photos which are now in the Gallery 2.

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Thursday 22nd August 2002

We’ve made the decision not to proceed with 5th stage chemo. The risks associated with the drugs used in this course are too great and with no defined benefit to Maddie we’re not prepared to make her sick again whilst she’s

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Thursday 15th August 2002

We took Maddie into hospital this morning for a review with our Neurosurgeon and then Oncologist. The MRI report confirms what they have said so far in there is no visible tumour. That’s not to say there aren’t still tumour

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Saturday 10th August 2002

Great news for us all today. Maddie had her MRI scan this morning and there is no sign of tumour. We’re allowing ourselves some time to reflect and celebrate before looking towards the fifth and final stage of chemo shortly.

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Tuesday 6th August 2002

We’re starting to get very stressed about the MRI on Saturday. It seems like Maddie’s whole future depends on what the scan shows. That sounds pretty dramatic but we can’t help feeling it’s not far off the truth. I’m sure

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Thursday 1st August 2002

Maddie got to be a tv star of sorts this morning. All the kids in our room appeared on “Going Nuts with Macadamia” which is a weekly show produced in the hospitals own studio. Maddie wasn’t too keen to sit

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