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Friday, September 24, 2010

New Challenge site for you

I have just heard that there is going to be a new challenge web site beginning very soon. 

Get Picky is a new site challenging you to use multiple photos on your layouts.  They are starting very soon so you had better head on over and see what it is all about.

I have been following Tanya Tahirs blog for a while now and she is such an amazing talented scrapper and card maker so I am positive that her new venture is going to blow us all away.

I do plan to scrap soon, we have been so very busy with Emma that I just haven't had the chance to do anything lately.  I had to take her up to see the dental surgeon at the Royal Children's today as one of her adult teeth was very loose.  The dentist said that he would just adhere a wire brace to the back of the loose one and attach it to a solid one but when he went in to have a look he found that the cut around her jaw that was done on the 9th of September had come apart and her jaw bone could be seen - ewwww.  Needless to say we then had to see the ENT on call and have more xrays.  Not a lot was said about what they were going to do but they gave her antibiotics to keep infections away and we have to return and see someone in ENT on Monday and then the surgeon Thursday morning and the dentist straight after.  My new little car is sure going to get some kilometres on it with all these trips to Brisbane.  Poor little Emma is so sick and tired of being poked and prodded too....

I had planned to scrap tonight but ended up cleaning my scrap area, I promise myself that I will attempt something tomorrow (lol yeah I can really see that happening)

Take care, stay safe and give your kids extra special hugs and kisses
Leanne :-)

Sunday, September 19, 2010


These past 10 days have been a total whirlwind.

On the 9th September Emma went into surgery, this is also the day my father died 12 years ago.  My emotions were so wired. 
Miss Muffets surgery was supposed to take between 6 - 8 hours but they came across a couple of  road blocks so in the end it took them 10.  Those 10 hours would have to have been the longest 10 hours I have ever experienced in my life. During her surgery she needed 6 units of blood transfused.  She came out of it beautifully.  I didn't know what to expect when I first saw her in Intensive Care but immediately burst into tears.  I think the tears came from immense relief that she had made it not so much what she looked like hooked up to all the machines.

Day 1 - Intensive Care Unit

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

Day 9

Well there you have it.  She is out and home a week earlier than originally anticipated.  She is very sore and gets easily frustrated with the fact that she has to eat a mushy diet until her jaw fuses together again but that is just trivial stuff now.

In December she will need to go back for surgery to remove the plates from her jaw but that should only be an overnight stay.  We need to have MRI and CT scans done every 3 - 4 months for at least the next 10 years just to make sure it does not come back.

We do not know if they managed to get all the tumour out yet and will not have any answers until the pathology results come back but I will keep you all posted.

Thank you all for your prayers, kind thoughts and lovely comments, they are so appreciated.

Leanne xxx

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Monday, September 6, 2010

Only 3 more sleeps

Until my little Princess has her surgery to remove the tumour in her face.  Poor little baby. As you can see from the photo below the tumour has grown a bit.  It won't be long and she will have a nice even looking face again.
She is being a bit of a goofball in this photo..... typical Emma.

I have so much to do between now and when we leave Wednesday morning.  Emma and I are going to make an adventure of it and go up to Brisbane on the train.  She has an early appointment with the psychologist and Stuart has things to do in the office so he will drive up later in the afternoon.  I am so not looking forward to Thursday, I am petrified of her going into surgery and having to experience all that pain again.  If I could take the tumour for her then I would.  It totally breaks your heart seeing your child in so much pain knowing that there is very little you can do for them.  We are praying so hard that the surgeon will get it all as if he doesn't then it will definately grow back and it also means that Emma will need chemotherapy.  If you pray then please pray for total healing for Emma.

My mother is coming up for three weeks on the 24th September.  I am hoping that we will be out of hospital by then.  I don't like our chances but one can only hope.  I know that she wanted to be here earlier but there is no point as there would be nothing for her to do.  By coming that little bit later she will actually be able to lend me a hand.

I don't know if I will get a chance to post anymore before the surgery but I am taking my computer with me so if I get a chance then I will update here.

Hope this finds you all happy and healthy.  Don't forget to kiss your children good night and tell them how much you love them.