Just for something different, Liam was rushed to PMH in the evening
of 6th December 2001 with an unbreakable fever. During her stay, Trish
learnt that Brittney, one of the young girls from Aidan's ward passed away
on Tuesday 4th December. We had become quite good friends with Brit's parents
during Aidan's sojourn in September and during previous visits. I remember
Brit surfing about the ward on her IV pump stand; she was quite a character.
Due to Liam's raging temperature we were hospital bound and unable to attend
the service to say a proper goodbye. Our thoughts go to her family.
Aidan's temperature was up and down over the weekend (17th and 18th)
resulting in short visits on Saturday (17th) and Sunday (18th). A cultured
blood sample taken from his infusaport revealed a Staphylococcus bacteria.
The chances of whacking out the becteria with antibiotics were low, so
the infusaport was removed today during a brief surgical interlude in theatre.
He was in good spirits this evening, but not so happy with a regular IV
line in his wrist.
to a discussion in the medulloblastoma
newsgroup has been included in a wonderful new book called
Brain & Spinal Cord Tumors: A Guide for Families, Friends & Caregivers
by Patsy Cullen, Tania Shiminski-Maher and Maria Sansalone. If anybody
is interested in a definitive guide to children's brain tumours, this is
the book. Details can be found here.
Kudos to the authors for compiling the book and Tim O'Reilly
for publishing it.
Santa came. We can't see our lounge room.
Santa Aidan. Click to enlarge.
Our gang made it's way to Narrogin to visit Trish's family. There's
nothing like a road trip to quell the nerves.
Evan and Liam going nowhere fast.
Click to enlarge.
Evan borrowing a set of wheels. Click to enlarge.
Last updated: 12-Feb-2002