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

…and back into hospital…

on February 23, 2013

Since being discharged on Monday, Anna has continued to feel really sick.

Although her temp is fine she is clearly not right. Her fracture is still sore, as is her tummy. Her skin is itching and she constantly says she can’t get comfy. She feels nauseous from the moment she gets up right through to going to bed. We’ve tried going to nursery and tried staying at home. She feels sick wherever she is. And going out any distance in the car almost guarantees vomiting. The general feeling is that there is impacted poo in her bowels which is building up higher and higher.

She is taking anti sickness medication ondansetron and metaclopromide, laxatives lactulose and movicol alongside her usual daily cocktail of drugs, but often struggles to keep them down. I’ve been in regular contact through the week with ward 2, keeping them updated, and they’ve been happy for us to manage it at home as she was still taking enough fluids and food. However on Friday, she was sick every time she had anything to eat or drink so we headed back into sick kids.


She’s now on IV fluids, and additional, stronger laxatives and anti sickness are to be given. We are about to go down for an ultrasound. The doctors know that Anna has a high pain threshold (she lived with an undiagnosed fractured femur for 2 weeks) and also can become seriously ill very quickly. So they are being ‘extremely cautious’.

Anna is keeping herself as still as she possibly can, presumably to limit her nausea. Like many children, she instinctively knows what to do when she feels ill.

I don’t think she has smiled all week.

11 responses to “…and back into hospital…

  1. Veronica Whiteside says:

    I love your new haircut Anna and I’m looking forward to seeing a big smile from you when you start to feel better soon. Love & hugs from Grandma.

  2. clare ( one of Ann Marie's 3 sisters) says:

    Oh Anna how awful! Your expression is dignified but I’m not surprised you are not smiling. I hope things are resolved quickly
    xxx Clare

  3. Cheryl says:

    Good Morning Sweet Anna, I hope you are feeling better soon. Sending HUGS your way


  4. Vikki Pearce says:

    So sorry to hear Anna is back in hospital. We hope she feels better soon and has her usual smiley face. Lots of love Viks, Dave, Mike and Tom xxx

  5. Mary says:

    I’m not surprised you’re not smiling right now Anna, I wouldn’t be either! Hope you start to feel better very, very soon. Mary xx

  6. Tracy says:

    So sorry to hear you’re back in hospital Anna. Hope you’ll be feeling better really soon. Tracy x

  7. Jacqui says:

    Don’t blame Anna, poor thing she shouldn’t have to put up with more rubbish! Hope you feel better soon xxx

  8. Fiona Unwin says:

    Poor little Anna how much can one child take we send her all our love and best wishes xx

  9. Babbles from Brooke says:

    sending hugs, and well-wishes your way!
    Hope you feel better soon!
    – Brooke

  10. Hazel Marwick says:

    Hugs to you Anna hope you feel much better very soon. Hugs to your family too. Hazel, George, Rowen and Elise xxxx

  11. Gillian Duffy says:

    Get well soon Anna, Love Finlay Duffy (nursery)x

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