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Wednesday, 23 October 2013

A Quick Hello

Hello friends

Just wanted to stop by and say a quick hello.
I've been very distracted this week, we travelled to hospital on Monday to collect a 
special piece of equipment - a radiotherapy board.
The Royal Marsden have allowed us to borrow this so that Elliott can get used
to his mask being locked down - you see those white spots at the top, 
that is where the mask clips onto.  He has done so well at home familiarising 
himself with wearing the mask but now the next step is the clipping down.
Not nice but we are taking little steps and we should get there.
(Apologies - terrible photos, taken on a phone late last night!)
I've chosen to call the board Bob - Bob the Board!

This is our makeshift Bob the Board area, 
cushions from the sofa on the lounge rug....
with an investigative dog....
and my boy before we put the mask on...didn't photo him wearing his mask, 
we decided it was a bit too scary even with Halloween around the corner! 
Sorry I haven't blogged properly for a day or two but I am planning 
a special blog post very soon with some news...exciting good crafty news!
Take care friends.

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good luck Elliott, keep going, we are all behind you.
Lots of love, Pauline.

Rosie said...

I'm not surprised you haven't had the time or perhaps inclination to blog. Hope Bob goes well for Elliott.

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. Thank you for introducing us to the latest (temporary) addition to your home. Welcome Bob : ) What is the mask called? Go Elliott...you will get there. Take care.

Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Christine.A big welcome to Bob~ show him who's the boss Elliott, you CAN do it!! Looking on the brighter side of things Christine, Bob looks very low maintenance~no feeding etc!!
Take care and (((HUGS))) to you all.
Maggie x

Wendy L said...

Brave lad. Keep chin up, as the saying goes. Xxxx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Well done Elliott you show Bob who's the boss!! Susan xx

Rita said...

Hello Christine and Elliot. I hope that Bob becomes your friend and let's you get your treatment done. Lots of Hugs. Rita xxxxx

Janice said...

Just brilliant....I'm so pleased Elliot is progressing well.
Looking forward to hearing your crafty news!
Janice x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Bella is giving 'Bob' a good 'looking at', inspection time ha ha. Elliott looks quite comfortable there, it is great that the Royal Marsden will let you try at home, hopefully allaying the fears. You CAN do it Elliott, I have every faith in you, lovely young man.
Lots of love and hugs to you All, from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Christine and Elliot hope all goes well with Bob.
Keep you chin up everyone is.rooting for you all.
Looking forward to crafty news. Sophy n Gran

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
Good luck Elliott,I am sure you can do it.
Looking forward to your special blog soon. Take care. x.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Elliot lets hope that Bob is able to allay your fears, just you show home who's the boss. I'm sure your can master it.
Looking forward to your crafting news.
Take care.
Lydia
X

Anonymous said...

Keep at it Elliott, I'm sure you and Bob can get a good and productive, working relationship going! Great progress.
I'm intrigued by the crafty tease. JuliaT x

marg said...

Hello Christine
SO good that the Hospital are taking it gradual for Elliott!
By the time they start, it will be over so quickly he will be saying "that was a piece of cake" lol
Take care all of you
LoveMarg

Anonymous said...

Good wishes - Bella is obviously encouraging Elliott.
Phil D

hazel young said...

That's great that they have allowed Elliott the board to get more familiar with it. Glad it is all progressing well even though it is baby steps. Good luck with it all. Don't worry too much about your blog Christine your family takes priority. although we do love to read it. I just check everyday to see if anything new there. Hugs and kisses xx hazel

Toni said...

Good morning Christine, Elliott and of course, Bob. Nice to meet you. I'm sure that Bob and Elliott will get along just fine once they get to know each other. So pleased that the hospital are supporting you all so well. I think your blog should be the last thing you are worrying about at the moment. We all totally understand so not a problem. Having said that, looking forward to reading the 'special' blog when you feel up to writing it.
Toni xx

Lacelady said...

I know that Elliott has had a bit of a problem with that mask, but I so admire his bravery! We are with you all the way Elliott!

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Christine,
It is good that the hospital is providing you with the wherewithal for Elliott to conquer the board and mask. I'm sure you'll get there Elliott, just don't give up. Good to have the support from your family, even Bella!
Best wishes, Rose

val jones said...

Hi Christine. The hospital sound as if they're really helping you and Elliott. Lovely Elliott still smiling.
Love Val x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, don't worry about blogging we all know you have more important things to do at the moment. Elliott is doing well, he will get there. Sending a big hug to you all. Emma

nattyboots said...

Hi Elliott go conquer that troublesome Bob , we are all behind you knowing you will do this , sending you big gentle hugs .

Hi Christine ,please do not worry about your blog and blogetts we are all behind you too ,and will be waiting for you .

Take Care
Elaine H X

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

My word that piece of equipment looks quite harmless until you realise how the mask is locked into place. Think I would panic too. Hopefully Elliott will conquer the panic and be able to get on with his treatment

Sending you all big hugs

xxx

Jean Z said...

Such a brave boy I could not do it, so claustrophobic but Elliott will master it I am sure, small steps at a time love Jean Z xx

Janice said...

Elliott, you are such a brave lad working through this hurdle. I am confident that you will overcome your problems with it and soon be able to take it in your stride. Just pretend you are darth vader !!!!. All the best. Janice xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Christine

No wonder you haven't had time to do the blog with what's going on at the moment. Hope that Elliot soon gets used to Bob and can start his treatment.

Maggie said...

Hello. That's the way to do it. Make Bob a friend! Cheap to run and very little in the way of walks or entertainment needed, just the odd lie on the carpet. Every home needs one! Keep at it Elliott and you will win in the end and think of the rewards. Virtual hugs to all and positive thoughts in waves. xxMargaretxx

Mary by the Sea said...

Hi there Christine, package of goodies arrived today. Thank you all so much.

Good luck with Bob the Board Elliott. We're all rooting for you.

Just charging up my new cordless Dyson, can't wait to try it out... how sad am I?...

Take care, Mary, xx

Elaine said...

Hi Christine hope that Elliott can start his treatment soon xx

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Christine,Boys Bella and Bob. I wish you all well and hope that bob will do the trick at home, in hospital when in use, and then put back into storage for the next brave person who needs it.
Elliott you are an amazing teenager, and I have had three and gran to a young girl ( 16) so I feel I can say so.
X Ros

AnneRD said...

Great smile as always Elliott, well done. Anne x

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, hope all goes well with Bob! Thinking of you all! Carole Z xx

LoraineC said...

Good luck with Bob, I know you can beat him xx

mags said...

I think it is marvellous that the hospital have let you borrow Bob. I am sure you will soon have Bob under control. Well done Elliott.
Mags
x

Laura O said...

Well done Elliott ,you are getting there ,Don't worry about blog we will all keep checking ,you just blog when it suits .Laura O

Janice Wallace said...

Hi Christine, Elliot (and Bob).
Like the others say, don't worry about the crafting blog, but DO keep us updated on Elliot. Like the idea of Darth Vader, well it is almost hallowe'en. You'll get there Elliot, soon be over.
Janice W

Ann said...


Hi Christine

Well done Elliot Bless you your getting there so proud of you giggled at "nosey" Bella doggies have to investigate everything.

Christine please do not worry about the Blog please just keep us up to date about Elliot and you
Sending you all BIG gentle hugs Annxxx

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