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Thursday, 23 May 2013

Getting Better

Hello friends

Still at the hospital and still wrestling a little with blogging from my iPad!

Here he is, my brave boy. We managed to borrow a wheelchair as he was craving some fresh air and a change of scenery. Firstly I'm not a brilliant wheelchair driver and secondly, Elliott does have hands! They are tucked inside his cuffs - removing hands wasn't part of the surgery!




We had a little setback but he appears to be stabilising now. He is very much a pin cushion and for a boy that is needle phobic that has been a real ordeal for him.

I'm still staying up in Camberwell in the Ronald McDonald house, here is a photo of their charity tree (again, not the best photo) but this is what they have to reflect funds raised. Your child's name is engraved either on a leaf, bird etc.



Mitchell is coping admirably at home, sorting orders and very importantly looking after Bella! He does keep asking when Elliott and I will be home only he has some housework to do...he has been baking cookies! I suspect a rather chaotic kitchen....

Elliott has asked me to extend his thanks to you all and he will be doing his own blog post in a while. We will be glad to be home soon - he will rush to his computer and I will rush to my craft desk!

Take care friends.

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68 comments:

Ann said...


Hi Christine

So delighted to see a pic of Elliot having his outing for some fresh air Bless him.
He is doing really well and I hope you are looking after yourself it is so hard for you all.
Tell Mitchell we are proud of him looking after Bella "Bluebelle" and doing all the orders etc and baking cookies.

Luv n hugs Annxxx

Wendy L said...

Best wishes to you both and big hugs. xxx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Great new Christine! Elliott still managing a smile too, I hope he continues to do well. Hugs Susan x

Tiff said...

Hi Christine,

I'm a newbie on the SAby3L DT and I just wanted you to know that I'm thinking of your sweet Elliot! You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Tiff

Gloria Stengel said...

I have you all in my prayers, esp. Elliot. Know that I am thinking of all of you and am praying for healing and strength for Elliot.

Sally said...

So happy to hear Elliott is doing well, hopefully only one step back and now lots of steps forward. Take care Sally x

Margie H said...

Continued thoughts & prayers to the both of you! And for you all to come home SOON! xo

Teresa said...

I am so happy to see him out and about even if it is in a wheelchair!! Tiny steps and then photos of him out running again right... Take care and lots of hugs to you both :)

Rose in Chester said...

Wow,
I hadn't reckoned with seeing a photo of Elliott looking as good as he does! That is so good!
There'll be cards for your two boys!! My hat off to Mitchell for "holding the fort" and well done to Elliott for putting up with all them needles! It would be my big nightmare!
Keep strong, Christine. All of you are in my prayers.
Rose

Clai01 said...

love to you all x

AnneRD said...

Lovely to see Elliott enjoying the sunshine. I am sure Mitchell is coping extremely well. Best wishes
Anne x

Janice said...

That's brilliant news Christine and Elliot looks so well too even after a small hiccup. Now, it's onwards and upwards.
I'm sure you both cannot wait to be home, and what a welcome you'll receive from Mitchell, Bella and your family!
Thanks so much for keeping us up to date.....your iPad is doing you proud!
Take care
Janice x

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. Fantastic to see Elliot out and about, even if only around rhe hospital. Also glad to hear that Mitchell is doing ok at home. Take care.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Christine, is Elliott amazing or what...well I think so and what a lovely photo of him and so soon after major surgery. Fantastic.
Well done Mitchell for holding the fort and baking, he sure will be glad to have you both back home.
Love to you all.
Elizabeth x

Hellma said...

Christine, Elliott you look well long may it continue and a speedy recovery to you, good job Mitchell never mind the housework you will have a few hours to rush the day Mum and Elliott are due home LOL.

Chris said...

Hi Christine,
Sorry about your setback but hopefully Elliott is onwards and upwards now. He is looking really good. Hope you are OK too.
Take Care,
Chris X

barbiepinkfairy said...

so glad he is doing well! I am sure you are all relieved the surgery is over, Take one step at a time.

val jones said...

Hi Christine. What a brave little chap he is, still smiling after all he's going through.
My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

Love Val in Spain xxx

Anonymous said...

It's so good to see Elliott up and about already. Mmm fresh baked cookies sounds good too! Juliat x

melanie said...

Great news you managed to take him for a ride hope you will be home soon Hugs to all of you and your parents .Melanie

Ella's Design said...

So glad to hear Elliott is doing okay despite a hiccup and his Mum's wheelchair driving! Wishing him a speedy recovery and hopes that you can soon be back at home with Bella and Mitchell, eating cookies! Best wishes, Lisa x

Lacelady said...

So heartening to see Elliott out of bed and enjoying some fresh air. I should think he was frozen if you took that pic yesterday.

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine. ,I am sure Elliott was really pleased to get some fresh air, he is looking good after all what he is going through.
I hope it will not be to long before you can both go home I cannot imagine how Bella will be. Please take care. x.

Supernan Sue said...

I am so pleased to see that Elliot is now on the mend, it will be an uphill struggle, so keep climbing both of you.
Well done to Mitchell keeping the act together.
Hugs and very best wishes to you all Sue xx

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, so good to see a photo of Elliott out in the sunshine (despite the cold!) and that everything is progressing. I hope you'll both be home soon, Mitchell and Bella will be so pleased to have you both back, hugs, Carole Z X

hazel young said...

Glad to here he's on the mend. Thinking of you all xx hazel

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine

Thanks for the update of Elliott i pray he has no more setbacks and its forwards from now on, so you both can get home where you belong .

Please tell Elliott my son passes out at the sight of a needle and hes 44,he went for one last week { he always asks to lie down on the couch } and the nurse said "please dont worry about it i have known Men to pass out who are in the 60s and even 70s
So Elliott you are one of the braver ones .Well Done !

Pleased to hear Bella and Mitchell are doing well ,bet they will both be pleased to see you when you get home .

Take Care both of you

Sending you lots of love and prayers
Elaine H X


Ruth said...

This is great news and so lovely to see Elliott. He is a very brave young man - best wishes to you all x

Astrid Maclean said...

So good to see that brave boy of yours sitting up and smiling! Great he could get some fresh air too! Hope things will get better and better from now on, lots of love to all of you (including Bella!) I am sure we are all looking forward to a post from Elliot himself!!

marg said...

Hello Christine
I think of you both often during the day, it will soon be over, and you'll both be home...just hang in there.
Take care
LoveMarg

Jean Z said...

so glad Elliott is doing well and Mitchell is looking after everything, you have two wonderful boys and you are one brave Mum all my love Jean Z xx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Christine,
So pleased to see Elliot has chanced your wheelchair driving, he looks remarkably well considering he has had major surgery.
Sounds like Mitchell is coping okay, but I expect he's looking to the you both coming home.
Thinking of you both, take care.
Lydia
X








Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, thank you for the update, he is doing amazingly well seeing he doesn't like needles - I hate them too! Glad Mitchell also doing ok. Sending lots of hugs. Emma

baconbits said...

Morning to all
Glad that Elliot is on the mend, you must be so proud of him and also Mitchell it must be difficult for him with you away and worrying about what is going on.
Hugs to you all
Amanda x

Anonymous said...

Lovely to see Elliot is doing so well and what an amazing boy he is. Well done to Mitchell too as it must be very hard for him too. Take care. Claire

Anonymous said...

Lovely to see Elliot is doing so well and what an amazing boy he is. Well done to Mitchell too as it must be very hard for him too. Take care. Claire

Maddie, Nottingham said...

Hi Christine, What a brave young man you have and Mitchell who is doing his own bit of bravery! Lovely to see Elliot and soon to be home and begin his full recovery. Thinking of you all as always.

Anonymous said...

Great to see your picture of Elliott out for fresh air and looking so good. It was winter here in Dublin yesterday gloves in May! It will be wonderful for you all when you are home. Good wishes

Phil D

SusieB said...

Hi Christine,

Have to say everytime I read your blog about your boys it gives me goosebumps. I can tell how proud you are of them but at the same time I think about how lucky they are to have such a special mum. Having gone through some rough times with my daughter I can really appreciate what you must all be going through. Continue to be strong, positive and treasure all the moments.

Please keep posting pictures of Elliot, its good for us to see he is doing well!!!

Sue XX

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine. Cant believe how well Elliott looks after major surgery, good to hear he still has his hands lol....

Love the charity tree it looks so pretty

Mitchell seems to be handling things at the other end but he must be worried about Elliott and will be so glad to have you both home, bet Bella will be too

Hope you are managing to get some rest too Christine as you have been through a traumatic time too

Sue xxx

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Christine, so pleased to see Elliott looking chubby cheecked and smiling. I am sure you will be so happy to be back home and all be togther again. I am sure you are very proud of Mitchell holding the fort for you.
Take care X Ros

Anonymous said...

Wonderful and incredible to see Elliot out and about so soon after major surgery, hope all continues upward. Mitchell deserves a medal, thinking of you too Christine.
Carole N xxx

Michelle Lock said...

Hi Christine.
So glad to see Elliott is doing so well. You'd never know he had just had surgery. He looks surprisingly well and happy, testament to his great character! Your a very brave young man Elliott. May your recovery continue to be speedy and you and your lovely mum return home soon.
Love and hugs to you both
Michelle x.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, So lovely to see Elliott, I'm sure he will be glad when he's home, you too eh !! So glad that Mitchell is coping well enough and looking after Bella, and even baking !! brilliant, bet he's missing you both though. Constantly in my thoughts and prayers.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine - So pleased to see Elliott out in the fresh air looking so great after all he as faced. I do believe that this is due to having such a loving and encouraging mum. You certainly have two incredible sons in Mitchell and Elliott and I wish you all the best for Elliott's continuing improvement and his speedy return to home when you will all be together as a family again.
Val C xx

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Christine thank you for the update,Elliott is smiling what a brave boy,Wishing you both a speedy recovery and that you will be home soon.
You must be very proud to have two fantastic boys Well done
michael keeping the home fires burning,cooking,and running Mums buisness.
Smiles
Ita

Janice said...

For someone who has just undergone major surgery, Elliott looks remarkably happy!!!. I am glad all ok despite a small set back. Sometimes a small set back is there just to make you appreciate how far you've come and although you still might have a way to go remember it can't be any worse than not having the surgery. Onwards and Upwards !!!!!!!!! Have a good bank holiday weekend. You might see some sunshine again over the weekend if you're lucky!!!! Janice xx

LisaK said...

So glad to see him up and out for a breath of fresh air. Such a brave lad! Bug hugs to you both and a pat on the back for Mitchell :o)

Anita Braddock said...

Happy Elliot is doing better always it takes time to get better I know that because I was in the hospital and not totally recovered. Hugs to all

Cazann49 said...

Hi Christine, it's so nice to see a smile on Elliot's face, although as a needle-phobic I know exactly how he must feel..I hope it won't be too long until you both go home. There's nothing like your home suroundings to help you feel better. Lots of love to you all.Carole xxx

Heather said...

It is brilliant to see a piccie of Elliot looking so well - hopefully he will be home soon.

Best wishes to you all
Heather

ginny c said...

Glad Elliot is doing well nice to see him out in the fresh air best wishes to you all hope it won't be long before you & Elliot. Are homecoming and tasting Mitchell baking ginnyxxx

Dawn said...

I'm glad to hear you are on the other side of the op, fingers crossed Elliott continues to improve. It's got to be a good thing for him to be asking for fresh air. Take time for yourself, to think things through so they don't build up, you are bound to of been anxious and probably still are, share your feelings with people you are close too, family or friends, if you are not on top form you can't help your son with his recovery. Take care, sending hugs x

Maggie said...

Thank you for keeping us up to date with Elliott's progress. We're all still willing him a speedy recovery and giving you strength with out thoughts. Let's hope you get home soon and sort out that kitchen! xxMargaretxx

sue jones said...

((((((((((((((((Elliot)))))))))))))

Anonymous said...

How wonderful to see Elliot out in a wheelchair, keeping positive.
Its good Mitchel is keeping busy too.
Take care, love
Pam S

Chrissie J Lui said...

Hi Christine, So nice to see Elliot out for some fresh air. So pleased everything is going well. Mitchell you are doing a grand job. Sending you all Love and Light.

(((HUGS)))
Chrissie x x x

Toni said...

Christine, so glad things are going well for brave Elliott and I love the photo. Lots of slow but positive steps ahead but I'm sure you will all get there soon.
Toni xx

Toni said...

Christine, so glad things are going well for brave Elliott and I love the photo. Lots of slow but positive steps ahead but I'm sure you will all get there soon.
Toni xx

Nikki Payne said...

Hi Christine,
So nice to here that Elliot is doing well and is still managing a smile:) He looks well considering what he has gone through and I hope you are well too... you are all in my prayers:)
Please keep us informed of any fundraising... my craft room is over flowing with cards so if I can help in any way just let me know:)....take care Christine and wish Elliot the very best and I hope you are both home soon :)
Hugs Nikki x

LoraineC said...

Thinking of you all xxx

Carolyn H. said...

Lovely to see Elliott getting some fresh air. Special,speedy get well wishes to a very brave boy and here's hoping you will both be back home very soon.Love, Carolyn x

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Maggieann said...

Hi Christine,good to see Elliott's smiling face again. Love to you both and to Mitchell and Bella who are keeping every thing ticking over at home.Hope that you will all be home together again soon. (((Hugs))) xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Christine

So delighted that Elliot is well enough to go out, even if it's only just outside the hospital. Hope your keeping cheerful, and that Mitchell hasn't made to much mess at home. Anyhow he's been so good you can forgive him anything.
Have a good weekend.

Elaine said...

Hope you are both doing ok xx

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Jennifer Swandells said...

Hi, I just popped in from John Next Door blog, I have stumbled across many different blogs through Ita's blog, Food and Crafts. I have been reading your story and it is so great to see your son, Elliot up and about, thoughts and love are sent to you. Hugs, Jen :-) xx
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