I am pleased to say we are home from hospital - I don't think we have ever
been more grateful to step through the front door.
Everyone at the hospital were absolutely brilliant but there is nothing like your own home.
Although I have quickly discovered a downside to home...I do not have
the doctors and nurses on hand and checking Elliott every couple of hours and I suddenly feel the huge weight of responsibility on my shoulders. Still, being a mother comes with a variety of rewards and challenges and you just have to meet each one in turn.
I will not go into all the details of Elliott's surgery, you might be reading this at meal time!
But what I will say is that the tumour has affected his pituitary gland (known as the 'master gland').
Going forward everything that gland produces will now have to be artificially provided.
Elliott will reach normal height, puberty etc by the time he is aged 23/24 and that is
obviously a lot to take in. We still have radiotherapy ahead of us and an array of tests
but at least the surgery is done and dusted.
As mentioned, I will be providing details of a fund raiser for Ronald McDonald House in Camberwell.
This will be in the form of a craft event at the studio/shop and also for those that live further away
the opportunity to buy a kit. Watch this space....
Now to craft - yippee I have something to share with you!
This is a scrapbook page that has just appeared in the Spellbinders Idea Gallery -
you can see all the details here.
The photo is Bella receiving her 'first' at the Higham Dog Show last year.
A real assortment of dies here - again, the page reminds me of a pinboard design.
This year's dog show takes place tomorrow - unsure if we will get there but if we do
I will undoubtedly share photos.
Before I go I want to say the biggest THANK YOU ever for all the comments and emails.
Forgive me if I have not responded to you personally - I have got a bit confused with who I have replied to
because of using my phone, iPad when away. I can promise you that I have read each one
and they are all very uplifting and supportive - it really truly helps.
Take care friends and enjoy your Bank Holiday weekend.