Annie May Update

This page is to keep friends and family updated on the progress of Annie May.

Almost there…

on August 13, 2012

One more week to go of this intensification. Huge sigh of relief that the end of this bit is almost here. Bigger sigh of relief to come in a fortnight once we know what treatment plan we’ll then go on to.

We had another two nights in hospital last week. Rob and I took Annie to Newcastle on Tues for the first of her new chemo treatment that she was to have for four days in a row last week and four days in a row this week. She also had a lumbar puncture with chemo and another new kind of chemo that went in through her line over 1/2 hour. All seemed to have gone smoothly and we got home from Newcastle in fairly decent time. More or less as soon as we got in the door Annie’s temperature shot up and she started shivering and went drowsy. After a call to Newcastle we found ourselves heading right back there, all after 20 minutes of getting out of the car! We had to stay in overnight for them to monitor her and again the following night for them to check that she wasn’t going to have a reaction again following that day’s dose. She has been ok with subsequent doses. The community nurse came out from Carlisle to give her chemo on Thurs and Fri.

Annie has generally been well over the weekend. We had a lovely play over at Orton on Saturday. We spent well over an hour enjoying playing tea parties in Nan’s garden by the beck and were lying around on the lawn and having a great time until we discovered there are hundreds of baby frogs all over the lawn! Not my favourite thing and hard to relax on the grass with them appearing everywhere! We’ve been back over to Orton for a couple of hours today for a play with the cousins which Annie has really enjoyed and is sitting outside fast asleep in the car at the moment. Tebay swings were a big hit with all the kids. Especially good for playing pirates.

Back at Newcastle tomorrow and then community nurse coming here for the following three days. Fingers crossed for an easier week.

 

 

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2 responses to “Almost there…

  1. I says:

    Hope everything goes according to plan.

    Love I

  2. Eileen says:

    Thinking of Annie May and all of you often. Glad to hear there are still tadpoles at Town End Bridge.

    Love Auntie Eileen, Uncle Donald and all the family

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