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

Day 7 – home

on June 25, 2020

Anna’s surgeon took everyone by surprise and allowed her to come home today. Day by day she has had all her tubes and lines removed (final cannula removed from her hand before leaving hospital this afternoon). She had met all the physiotherapist and OT criteria (I passed my own physio assessment too!), her wound is healing nicely and everything seems to be working properly. He said there was no reason to stay.

Nobody was quite ready for that so there was some fast rearranging of her cough assist update (had been planned for Friday morning), as well as checking we had all equipment needed at home and various other hospital admin stuff. But we definitely wanted to come home if we were allowed.

Anna is still very tired and not able to spend long periods in her wheelchair yet. We have some way to go in terms of recovery. But this evening we are home, in the sunshine, and as always I’m just glad to be here with both my children. Together. x

4 responses to “Day 7 – home

  1. Eva Pueyo says:

    So Happy for all of you!! Tell Anna That she looks amazing in pink & red. Lots of love


  2. vwhiteside says:

    Quite unbelievably good. Welcome home Anna.

  3. Clarebeck says:

    I’m glad you got home safely
    And I hope your driving wasn’t too bumpy for Anna
    She looked happy in the car ( from a distance with the windows shut)

  4. Clare says:

    Marvellous news Ann Marie- well done to all, especially Anna. Have a good birthday weekend x

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