Friday, May 17, 2013

Leukemia - The Catheter is Out

In part last night's Lotto Event felt like a celebration for this morning's surgery. Today Jemma reached a huge milestone in her treatment when she had her catheter removed.

Although it was considered minor surgery there were still risks, and a parent's worry is ever present when their child is in an operating room. The surgery went well.

Here's the first picture of Jemma without a catheter.
She was hugging a tiny hedgehog as she lay in the recovery room.

I have no doubt that when Jemma is an adult this day will be one of her earliest memories. She was so excited for today and has been talking about it for months. She wants to go swimming and she wants to be normal again! After we returned home she asked if she could try on her swimsuits as soon as her pain from the operation went away.

This post is linked to:
A Mama's Story

Motivation Monday


  1. Sorry, misspelt Jemma's name earlier. Here's my amended comment:

    Hurray! That's really good news. It's wonderful that Jemma is looking forward to doing more things that many children take for granted. Keeping all of you in my thoughts.

  2. How wonderful! So pleased to read that everything is progressing well xx

  3. Wonderful so happy for all of you

  4. I'm so pleased for you all, and especially you and Jemma. Lucinda

  5. Bless her she has had to endure so much. Sounds like things are heading in the right direction.

  6. wow - Jemma has been through so much! Many hugs and prayers for better days ahead! My best friend's son went through ALL, and is an outstanding 16 year old young man who I am blessed to know.

    1. Wonderful! It is so great to hear about those who have been through this and are back to normal.

  7. I'm so happy to hear this wonderful news! Jemma (and you) must be elated!


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