Friday, February 15, 2013

15 February 2013

This week Victoria went to the John Hunter Hospital for chemotherapy on Wednesday, so Alexandra was able to accompany us. What a great time she had on a very ergonomic chair!

Alexandra even thought it might make a good motorbike seat, with the bed-end being the handlebars.

The nurses in the day unit were delighted to see the girls' smiling faces and loved hearing the songs that Victoria had learnt at Prep, including the one about Mrs Brown who went to town with her underpants down.

Victoria was pleased to have Alexandra with us for the day.
It seems that Wednesday's are a quieter day in the paediatric oncology day unit, so rather than waiting for the blood results in the treatment room, we were able to wait in the reception area.


The girls watched a movie and then did some colouring and play at the little table. We had to wait about 2.5hrs for the blood results, as when Victoria's neutrophils are reported as low, additional checks need to be done.
The additional checks confirmed that Victoria's neutrophil count was only 0.3 so Victoria was unable to have chemotherapy this week.
We are thankful to God that Victoria has remained well these past 2 days and we are on track to attend the Camp Quality family camp this week. We are all looking forward to a welcome break away from home, even though the camp will have its own emotional challenges. I always cry when we arrive at any of these events, overcome with people's generosity and kind hearts, and very mindful of the reason why we are indeed attending the event.
Prayer Points
1. That every member of our family will be a blessing to at least one other person at the camp.
2. That all the camp attendees will remain well and safe during the weekend.
As we have come through the trials of the past two weeks, I will continue to claim this scripture over our lives, Psalm 23:1-3 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Thank you again for your prayers and continued practical support of our family.


Anonymous said...

Hello my gorgeous friend! SO great to get these updates Wendy-thank you. Lauren & I have Victoria on our daily prayer list & pray for her and your entire family every hearing about Gods hand in your everyday & we look at Him with such eager anticipation.
Such a priviledge to know you and be doing this journey with you. Love you heaps
Lisa xxx

Anonymous said...

This sounds like such a lovely day, even if Victoria's count was down. I am sure it was great for Victoria to have her siblings around in these moments and Alexandria looks quite entertaining. Hope you all have a lovely time on your camp. Sorry I haven't been blogging the last couple of weeks have been extremely busy up until last week doing 2 jobs. Now back to one job working in the Before School Care at BOOSH which I am really enjoying. This week lost the router to our computer via the scary storm last Sunday, have just got back on the internet literally right now......
Lots of Love and Blessings
Auntie Michelle