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Sunday, May 8, 2011

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Happy Mothers Day

It has been a long week.....

Emma was due to start her chemo on Tuesday but her oncologist refused to treat her until she went to the Mater Hospital and got a holter monitor on.  The holter monitor records her heart acitivity for a 24 hour period.  The reason she needs this done is because one of the chemo'sshe is on can be damaging to the heart and this needs to be monitored closely.  She aslo had her MRI which came back positive.  It looks as though the tumour has shrunk by about 50% - Thank you God.

We eventually started her chemo on Wednesday and finished today.  She was such a brave little trouper again but it is really starting to get her down.  I can understand that she is totally over it but she just needs to hang in for 2 more cycles.

Her oncologist told her that she could get plans underway for her Make a Wish holiday. We are going to LA for a week.  Excitement plus.  I should start buying some american money seeing as it is good value at the moment.

Anyway I have had a lovely Mother's Day, sleep in the afternoon (much needed) and then we went up the road to the local Thai restaurant.  But now it is time for me to hit the sack and get some shut eye. 



Sheree said...

Wow Leanne that's awesome news that the tumor has shrunk!!! Yay!!! I hope Emma can start to focus on her big trip exciting that will be for her...and she totally deserves it with everything she's gone through so far!!

Great to hear you had a lovely Mothers' Day today...that Thai is the best isn't it?

Sheree xx

deb famularo said...

Oh Leanne, I will continue prayers for Emma that the tumor shrinks away and never returns. I wish you guys a fabulous trip to LA. You will love it! I wish I was still living in CA, I'd drive down to see you! Hope you have a nice Mother's Day. Love to you and your family...xoxo

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Good news about the tumor!! That is AWESOME!! And yayyyyyy for LA!! Can't wait! Happy Mothers Day! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Taylor Made said...

Glad you are doing well...have the most fun with the wish planning ...our planning for ours was a great experience. They are such a wonderful organisation.