Thank you for all the messages of support, love and follow up – including those checking in to see how Anna got on going back to school. We thought we’d share a quick update to let you know …
Eloise has started her high-dose chemotherapy protocol. It’s given via her Hickman line, round the clock, alongside fluids and various other meds to counteract the side effects of her chemotherapy. We have decided to call the machine that pumps all her fluids her ‘Stickman’ as she is attached to it 24/7.
Pete stayed with her overnight on the ward. The ward is wonderful with lovely staff and a pleasant atmosphere. Eloise has enjoyed going to the playroom (with Stickman in tow) and watching her favourite programme Raa Raa lion.
Eloise is pretty exhausted as all the chemo, observations etc are round the clock (including requiring 2 hourly nappy changes, due to all the fluids etc), so prayers for sleep for her (and Pete) would be really appreciated. We plan to each do a few nights on the ward and then switch. Eloise continues to smile and she copes so well with all the disruption. She really is a superstar.
We wait to see how Eloise reacts to the various chemo drugs – please continue to pray she doesn’t have too many side effects. She’s started to go off her food so we will see how the next few days and weeks go.
Anna loved going back to school yesterday! Thank you to those of you that prayed. We are so proud of Anna – throughout all of this, she has been exceptionally mature, kind, caring and generally fantastic.
For those that pray:
Many of the prayer points remain the same as before, but the key ones continue to be:
- For the chemotherapy to work and shrink the tumour – to particularly shrink it away from the brain stem, so that surgery is a viable option.
- For Eloise to not have too many side effects from the chemotherapy and for protection from infection.