Monday, December 25, 2006

Progress update from Melinda

Hi everyone and a Merry Christmas to all. Yes, it’s already all over her for another year.

I just spoke with Cheryl and she is sounding quite good. Things are nice at the hospital today (Christmas Day), with Christmas music and lots of visitors for Cher. Jo brought Bridget in for a visit. Bridget was soooo excited to see her mum, and then wanted to go home with mum. Bridget settled down, left Cher, and proceeded to visit other patients on the ward. Now she is back sprawled on Cheryl’s bed :-)

Cheryl has been having problems getting an IV in her arm (veins too thin), so they are going to put in a “pick” line. It’s a line that goes in the arm and comes out at the collarbone. With this one line, Cheryl can receive antibiotics, they can take blood, and she will also receive food supplements, all through this one line. Cheryl is shaking her head at the food supplements – a girl who has had to diet her whole life has to be force fed? LOL

Dr Brown came to visit this morning to wish Cher a Merry Christmas and to say he is still aiming for Jan 4 for the operation. This may be delayed a bit if Cheryl still needs more time on the antibiotics.


Thank you Jo for the Holiday pack of Jones Soda – new 2006 limited edition. Flavours are: turkey & gravy, sweet potatoes, dinner roll, pea, and antacid flavours (for after you’ve eaten too much)! What a riot! Cheryl hasn’t opened it yet and will have this for dinner tonight. Cheryl is really looking forward to all the turkey dinners she’s been promised for when she gets out of hospital (about 6 of them!).

Thanks to Metro Theatre for the flowers – a lovely spring bouquet, all kinds of colours.

Thank you to Holly Horwood for a gorgeous bottle of wine.

Thank you Joan Lynch (Bridget’s vet and Cher’s friend) – for a Natural Ionic Crystal. A tea light holder that is made from natural salt rock that is approximately 250 million years old! Should get rid of any negative vibes.

Happy Boxing Day, and stay safe through the holidays.


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