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

Some smiles

on February 28, 2013

Anna has been much, much better today.

She is allowed out of isolation so we’ve been to the shop and chosen a magazine and even been out of the hospital to get a chocolate muffin from the deli.

Tuesday’s X-ray suggests her fracture is healing well.

There has been no vomiting, plenty poos and lots of eating and drinking.

All the swabs, infection screenings, blood tests and urine/bowel samples have revealed no infection. There is still no real idea of what has been wrong – most likely an unidentified bug – but there is an underlying concern about the similarity of her symptoms to previous significant episodes (that seems to be the medical term for terrifying, life threatening incidents, of which we’ve had a few), in particular the low blood sugar level. So Anna will be referred to the metabolic team. I think she has already been discussed within the endocrinology team. I don’t think there can be many teams at edinburgh royal hospital for sick children who haven’t seen or discussed Anna. Certainly she is known to neurology, oncology, orthopaedics, respiratory, endocrinology and metabolics.

Tonight, she has had a lovely bubble bath and is sleeping soundly.

Despite trying hard not to, she smiled several times today.


8 responses to “Some smiles

  1. vwhiteside says:

    Delighted to see such an improvement !

  2. eileen simpson says:

    so glad u are feeling a little better anna. love and hugs from flora and all the simpsons xxxxx

  3. Fiona Unwin says:

    What a great sight and good news xx

  4. Linda Simpson says:

    Wow! She is such a star! Wonderful news.

  5. Lovely to see Anna smiling again. Lots of love to her and you x

  6. Tracy Curle says:

    Super news and so good to see her smiling. Love to you all x

  7. Rosemary Smith says:

    Hope all continues to go well. All the ladies of Linlithgow Ladies Choir send their love to you all x

  8. Gilean says:

    Now that is what I call good news Anna. really hope you continue to feel better and better and that soon there are more of your lovely smiles again.
    Lots and lots of love to you all from Gillean, Tom and Sam

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