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Friday, January 14, 2011

Chemo #2 and the tragic Brisbane floods

Emma has her second round of chemo this morning.  Well it was the most difficult emotional time of my life.  Emma was so distraught that four of us had to hold her down to sedate her.  She had got herself so worked up that she was clenching her fists and hitting herself in the head.  It totally broke my heart, I cannot begin to describe the pain I felt and the emotions that were going around inside me,  I didn't know weather to just fall to the floor with her and  hold her or if I should get angry and yell at her I just pray to God that the next time she is a lot calmer.  I just didn't know what to do so just stood there crying like a little baby...... She is fine now although still feels sad.  She is normally so strong but I think that it all started last night knowing that we were going to a different hospital and would be seeing different medical staff.  It could be worse though couldn't it and there are children and parents going through much more than what we are going through so we just have to take each day as it comes..........

How horrific are the floods in Brisbane at the moment.  Luckily we are haven't had that much rain down here so we are all fine.  We are all praying for those that have lost loved ones and most of their earthly possessions.  It is just so sad to see what these people are going through.
These photos are of our beautiful capital city, Brisbane.  I just cannot believe how high the waters came up.  So sad. 

 The photo above are of the Brisbane markets where all the fresh fruit and vegies come from..
 So many homes and peoples livelihood lost - :-(

 Our beautiful city streets inundated with murky muddy water
The Brisbane river flowing so fast with all sorts of debris floating down it.  So many fridges, deck chairs, boats, jet skis....... mind boggling to say the least

I went to the supermarket to get bread and milk this afternoon and got there to find that the two largest supermarkets at the Robina Town Shopping Centre has NO milk and NO bread.  There were no potato's and only about three tomatoes.  I have NEVER seen anything like it.  So surreal......spooky even. With all the roads blocked all the trucks cannot get through with supplies.  This flood is going to cost Queenslanders so much, but they breed us tough and we will get through it.

Have given up on the photo a day already (yes pretty slack I know) but I just couldn't be bothered. Was the last thing on my mind actually.  Maybe I will give it a go next year or maybe just start with a photo a week project.....even better how bout we start a photo a month or year LOL  I am sure I could complete that challenge easily.

Well I have run out of stuff to talk about but will be back soon with more to share.

xx Leanne xx


Sheree said...

Oh Leanne I'm so sorry to hear what a terrible time you both had today. I hope little Emma is able to cope a little better next time around. It's such an ordeal that you're both having to go through. ((HUGS)) to you both.

Sheree xx

lizzyc said...

oh what an awful time for you and for Emma.. with so much happening this week it is just terrible for Emma to be going through so much on top of it.. i hope things aren't as bad next time..
and yes the floods have been devastating.. my neighborhood is like a war zone i cant begin to describe it.. so much sadness this week.. i hope the strength of the aussie spirit can keep us all standing in this hour of tragedy..
take care.. love lizzy

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

WOW! I am soooooooooo sorry to hear that Emma (and you!) had such a hard time at chemo :(:(:( I continue to pray for all of you daily! And those photos are so sad... I hope everything gets better soon there...and hope that the floods don't reach you...... {{{hugs}}} :)

Melanie B said...

Lee am so sad for Emma, the poor little thing. Praying for strength for both of you (all of you) as you go through this ordeal. Yes there is horrific stuff going on around you but that doesn't lessen what you guys are going through.
Big hugs and know we are here believing for a good report.

Me xx

PS on a lighter note, I think doing a photo a day was very adventurous of you, I barely remember to take photos at the moment. Keep your chin up buddy!!!

Nadia Cannizzo said...

Oh Leanne..this is heartbreaking. I am so saddened. I know that probably wasnt your intention, but boy its just so sad to hear what Emma and you went through. It is of course awful for her, but I feel for you as a mother..seeing your child like that and not knowing how to fix it. You are in my prayers. I know God has a plan for all of us, so here's hoping yours has a very happy ending! All my love, Nadia.

Katharyn Brine said...

Hey Leanne,
This post is so heart-breaking, your poor little baby! And poor you. Hope it works quickly.

Glad you're out of the flood zone.

Thinking of you ((hugs))

kathie said...

Leanne, I have only just found out about Emma. I will keep her in my thoughts and hope that the chemo treatment goes as smoothly as possible, and with great results. Huge hugs for you too, it must be difficult having to be the brave mama.