Well, our little Meg gets to spend her birthday in hospital - again...... It's one year today since I took her into PMH emergency room and she was diagnosed with germ cell tumour. Her birthday was the day after and, although we did our best to give her a good day, it was very much overshadowed by events. So, plans were for her to have her birthday at home this year, and to try and make up for last years fiasco. Up until yesterday afternoon, that was what would be happening. Then the phone rang........
Marianne, Meg's oncologist was on the other end. She's spoken to Meg's surgeon and he wants to do a partial hepapectomy (partial removal of the liver) on March 11th. This put them in a dilemma though, because it's over two weeks since Meg had her last lot of chemo, and it's three weeks until the surgery. So, the poor love gets another round of chemo, starting tomorrow - her 11th birthday :(
To top it all off, we had news yesterday that our application for renewal of our visa to live in Australia has been granted for Phil, me and Ellie, but refused for Meg on medical grounds. We're investigating the implications of this, but I fear it's going to take us into yet another battleground... Fortunately, it looks like we have the full backing of Phil's wonderful employers, The Association For The Blind, so we're hoping for a good outcome... I can't bear the thought of having to leave Oz and removing Meg from the fantastic care she's receiving at PMH.
We had a little respite on Sunday afternoon and had a couple of hours at the beach with Nana. It's so beautiful and only 10 minutes away from our house - we're so lucky. Ellie took her camera and took 130 pics in 2 hours!! She's quite the budding photographer! Hope you like her pics.
So, if anyone is going to be around PMH over the next week, we'd love you to drop in and see us.....Ward 3B (we'll probably be in room 7)
Love to all....... Jane x