Saturday, 30 July 2016

A Robbery

The day after I wrote the last post Priscilla's quiet little town had as many as 50 cars and vehicles broken into, hers included.

The thieves stole over $300 of items such as cash, gift cards and her medications after she left her purse in there...she had taken all three children for a long bike ride and a play in the local splash pools before bed and when she got home she had so much to carry in and sort out that she forgot to go back out for the purse. Needless to say she is shocked and feels violated by this and also worried that they will come back.

Intra-venous anti-biotics were supposed to have been started for her kidney infection but that got mixed up and instead of home care nurses coming out to her she was told to be at the hospital at 7.30am the following day to have the drip started.

I just wish I could wrap her up in a gentle hug and make it all better but that will never be the case so instead we chat and stay close that way~~~please keep them all in your hearts.

Happier/healthier times 10 years ago at her aunt and uncle's house

Let's hope this coming week goes better

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

How Things Are Now

So much has happened since our last update...Priscilla has again beaten all the odds and expert opinions to conceive another baby boy, due December 9th.
However the original tumour has started to grow, it's blocked her left kidney and necessitated a tube to be inserted to drain it to an external bag. It's been very painful and becomes infected very easily so she's on strong pain medications as well as anti-biotics now.
A second tumour has developed next to her left ovary and that is a serious cause for concern. Her oncologist plans to start chemo in the third trimester and deliver the baby as early as possible via caesarian section.

These are Priscilla's words

"'Saw my OBGYN today and although I haven't been gaining weight baby is growing very well. He is measuring at 23 weeks and I'm 21 weeks. I thought I was 20 but apparently i lost a week somewhere according to him lol. Blood pressure was normal and no longer a worry. I was sure my blood pressure was high because I was in more pain than usual. See him again on a month. Last week I saw dr. Nicholas and hes concerned by the weight loss because it may mean the tumor is growing. Hoping it's not. I have an MRI at the end of August and an appointment with a dietitian over the phone tomorrow to try to find ways to increase my intake. Problem is with the baby growing and the tumor there my stomach has shrank as it has no room and my appetite is non existent (unless it's Riverside pizza haha but not so much affordable to eat every day ). I see dr. Nicholas again on the 9th of August again for a quick follow up. The infection in my nephrostomy seems to be coming back a bit again too so may have to head back to emerge earlier for more antibiotics. I have about 2 days left of the original prescription. I wish there was an easier solution to that problem. Although the tube has relieved an immense amount of pain I now have pain in other areas and extreme exhaustion from fighting the infection. It seems like a lose lose but trying to keep my head up. Thank you everyone for your support."'

Counselling is helping keep her head above a water these days as she also lost her beloved father-in-law last month but caring for a busy young family certainly takes your mind of things for a lot of the time

Summer rolls on and they are all enjoying lots of outdoor time...

 Even when it's raining they don't want to come inside...

Liam turned 3 and thoroughly enjoyed his birthday party in the garden with his family and friends...

So that's where we're at today, wishing and hoping for the very best for Priss and Will and all their loved ones, please continue to keep them in your thoughts and prayers,

Love from Sue