Sunday, 18 October 2009

Just another Saturday.....?

Saturday started just like any other - the usual crazy early bike ride extravaganza followed by a 'date' at the swimming pool for a latte and teacake with the babe (whilst No#1 son swam) .....
On Friday Karena went to the dentist as she's had a raging toothache which was getting worse. The chemo affects your teeth too ! Anyway, he said she had an absess needing root canal treatment and gave her some antibiotics, a treatment quote (!), and also an appointment for the actual procedure.
By Saturday morning though the pain had worsened and was also affecting her eye and ear - and with our previous warnings about basic infections being potentially a serious problem due to the chemo, after returning from the pool and dropping No#1 daughter off at stables, I called the hospital, and we had a talk to the person in charge of the cancer ward.
"She needs to come in"......that was about 10:30am. So off we went to the Royal Berks.... After getting her booked in, we were told the wait would be some time - so I wandered into town to buy the groovey trainers that we had previously promised No#1 son!
Tick tock tick about 4pm after blood tests, intraveinous antibiotics, and consultation after consulation (not to mention a healthy dose of waiting around!), they decided she didn't need to be admitted after all and discharged her with some stronger antibiotics. Hooray ! Relief !

So off we trot into town once again - this time all together - as No.#1 daughter has a textile project requiring dress materials for Tuesday (it's a bit outside my skill set, that one)...

Eventually we make it home....the babe is utterly pooped, so a visit to Domino's pizza and family viewing of the X-Factor finishes Saturday off !
So this week we have to make an emergency appt for the root canal treatment (requiring emergency re-mortgaging of the house to pay for!!), then the CT scan on Thursday as planned.
Appreciating your ongoing prayers....

Sunday, 11 October 2009

A day of rest.....

Sunday has come around again - probably my favourite day of the week.....

Karena is doing really well....almost 2 weeks now since the last chemo and she is feeling pretty good. We went out for a shopping visit to Portsmouth yesterday so her strength must have returned, she even found some Christmas "bits and bobs" (aaaaarrrrrgggghhhhh !!)
And we all made it to church together today to meet with the risen King of Kings which was simply magnificent !

Family chinese meal today where we all cooked different chinese dishes and then had a taste sensation - it was absolutely fantastic. "Mistress Ho Chi Min" (aka "the babe") is very skilled at both cooking and parenting methinks!

CT Scan is on Thurs 22 Oct. Consulant appointment to discuss path ahead is on 10 Nov....nothing else planned between now and then except for a half-term holiday away with friends. Can't wait ;-)

Please pray for :-
  • "Mistriss Ho Chi Min" - for continued strength/resistance to bugs, winter colds etc etc
  • CT scan to be clear when we speak to consultant on 10 Nov