A bit of an update from the last month. Leias had a difficult time with the initial treatment going pretty well but only having 2 days at home before developing both pneumonia and a very serious lung infection which required being isolated in ICU for a week. Partially recovered she had another trip up to Starship for more Lumbar Chemo and Bone Marrow tests. And upon returning shes fighting another infection in her good lung. As can be imagined she is very tired and weakened but fighting to improve.
Through all of this Leia has been a real trooper, remaining very positive and coping in a way well beyond her year and we are all very very proud of her !!!!
Finally a shout out to the Hastings Childrens Ward staff, Starship Childrens Hospital staff and Ambulance and Air Ambulance staff and finally CCF and Canteen who have been so helpful and supportive towards Leia – we are and continue to be very grateful.
Brent and Family (mum Cherrie, Jarrod, Chani and cats Ozzy, Zazz and Leias new kitten Midge)
Leias Cancer beads of Courage …. she gets one per procedure or special event.
Leia in ICU …… Doc Dad and Nurse Chani plus The Hair Must Go
Air Ambulance Transfers …. with Air medic Kelvin and Pilot Sam
Starship Childrens Hospital ….. View plus Leias Gift Quilt from the Childrens Cancer Foundation (CCF) and her Angry Kat Pillow 🙂
A Final Word from Kermit
… snapped at Auckland Zoo during a day out before starting chemotherapy for the first time
Wish Leia all the best from her fan club down here in Wellington.
As if the poor girl hasn’t got enough to worry about that hair dresser / barber / butcher looks like a walking fashion crime zone! 😃
von Peter himself
Have done Pete and thanks mate. As for the barber …. nuff said !!!!
That angry cat pillow is really quite scary….. Best wishes to you all.
Hahaa, yeah it is!!! Kinda cute in a scary way though and thanks matey 🙂
Behind all of you and wishing the very best! She is one tough trooper!
Thanks Chris!!! We really appreciate the thoughts and support!
She looks like a fighter. Wish her the best from me.
Cheers Pete! She really is and the support is awesome 🙂
Leia Wishing you all the best, in the battle, never give up girl !
Herman Cape Town South Africa
Thanks heaps Herman, we all really appreciate the support and especially Leia who’s definitely had a tough few weeks!
Brent, Leia and Family
All the very best from rainy old England. Thinking of you guys and hoping you get good news and positive progress from Leia’s treatment. It looks like hell for all you to go through as a family, but if it does the job, it will have been worth it.
Hey thanks Richard, raining here too mate!!! And another air ambulance transfer back up to Starship hospital today to try and sort out the on-going lung infection. Showed Leia all the comments and support and it really brightened what was a bit of a rough day ….
Give her some big hugs from the USA. Just say it’s from all of us. 😉
Have done Bob, thanks and we all appreciate the wishes !
Wishing you all the best and hope things get positive very soon.
Thanks Peter, appreciate the support and wishes !