Thursday, June 28, 2012

Summers here

Not much to report this week.
Went to hospital this week, got dressing changed and had bloods taken. Blood result was good even though Ellie did look a bit unwell. No chemo this week thank God.
Ellie going to go to school for some of the last few days before the summer break.

Hopefully we get some good weather, talk soon x x x x

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Chemo 19/06/2012

Well, that three week chemo break flew in.
Ellie put on a little weight in the three weeks(Pub lunches, frys for breakfast and loads of treats), you can see from our previous post that we all went to County Clare for a few days. 

Chemo went well yesterday although we were in the hospital all day. The day ward was very busy and very understaffed for the quantity of sick children present.
Ellie is very tired and weak at the moment but hopefully in a few days she will begin to come around again.
Hopefully she will make it back to school for a few days before the summer holidays begin.

Ellies hair has gone very thin and she wears a hat at all times but it shouldn't get much worse than it is now and hopefully will get better in time.

Talk in a few days x x x

Lisdoonvarna June 2012

Hi, we took a trip to Lisdoonvarna last week during Ellies chemo break.
We all had a great time, Lahinch, Doolin, Ailwee Caves, Cliffs of Moher, horse riding and lots more.
Ellie really enjoyed the beach in Lahinch and seeing Dusty the Dolphin in Doolin harbour.
We had to come back on the Monday as Ellie had an arranged visit to hospital before her chemo on Tuesday. A fantastic holiday, enjoyed by the whole family.
A big thank you to Peter in Mountain View Horse Riding Centre for accommodating us at such short notice. Situated between beautiful Fanore and Lisdoonvarna, If you are ever in the Burren region check out the horse riding centre

Here are a few photos from the trip.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Unexpected blood transfuion

Ellie went into Our Ladys yesterday as arranged to have bloods taken and a change of dressings.
Only two hours in hospital but as happened a few weeks ago she wasn't long home when the hospital rang requesting Ellie go back in for a blood transfusion. This was totally out of the blue as Ellie was in good spirits and was beginning to get her appetite back.

Blood transfusions are a common procedure when undergoing chemo.
We were uncomfortable early on with blood transfusions, and although we are not happy about it they are a necessity.

Blood transfusion went well and home for 9pm after a long day.

Talk soon

Monday, June 4, 2012

Break from chemo

Hi everybody, sorry we haven't updated the blog recently. The good weather and the usual daily activities have kept us away from the laptop.

Ellie is now one week into a three week break from chemotherapy, we hope Ellie will find her appetite and put on a bit of weight. We are back in hospital tomorrow as usual but only for bloods and dressing changes.

Well done to our friends and family that did the Flora Womens Marathon in Dublin today, and a big thank you to those that done it for Ellies cause.

As the weather was good today we went to Clonfert Farm then to Arthur Guinness grave (my dad thinks he's the greatest) and then to the Mucky Duck for food.
We had a great bank holiday Monday.