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Our beautiful, gorgeous little girl, Anna, has leukaemia. She was diagnosed on Monday 5 December 2011.

Progress report

on January 12, 2012

Just a quick update tonight. Anna’s shingles is almost gone. However, she still has an unexplained pain in her upper chest and her temperature over the last few days has been high, going over 38 * today. She has had blood cultures, nose and mouth swabs, chest X-ray, scan and ECG ( piggy has had one too – you can just see his tags). We are all a bit puzzled. Maybe it is reflux? She is a lot better in herself today, chatting and engaging much more ( although you can’t see that from the look on her face in the photo!) Home looks unlikely before Saturday at the earliest…


Update by Anna’s Dad:

Have been advised that Anna will be moving from Ward 4 back to Ward 2 this afternoon as Anna’s shingles are no longer considered contagious.

4 responses to “Progress report

  1. Nici says:

    Hi Anna and Piggy

    I am glad to hear you are both recovering from shingles, and hope that they find the cause of the pain and temperature very soon so they can treat this.

    Fingers crossed you can go home this weekend.

    Lots of love to you and Nathan (and Mummy and Daddy)


  2. Mhairi Wilson says:

    Hi Anna,
    I do hope that piggy is ok, mummy didn’t say if the results of his tests were alright. It is great that your shingles are better and hopefully your sore chest will be fine again soon. Next time that mummy takes your photo will you give a really big smile as you look brilliant with a happy face? Just think of Nathan with his whoopee cushion, that should bring on a smile.
    Big cuddles to you and do remind mummy that I’m still up for a coffee in the hospital cafe if she wants a chum to talk with.
    Love Mhairi xx

  3. Jane Hurworth says:

    I hope Anna is back home soon, so Nathan can make her laugh all the tme!


  4. Gillean McCluskey says:

    hi Anna
    really pleased that the shingles is getting better now. Piggy looks nice and cosy in beside you on the bed. Lots of love to you ( and Nathan and mummy and daddy)

    Hope you get to go home soon!
    Gillean, Tom and Sam

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