30-10-2009 20:28 hour
Nikau Newman ( waihue, dargaville , nz )

Hi Gardiners, its Nikau. thanks Sean for the tips on the glider, it went real good. hope you guys have a good weekend. good luck Rory. see ya soon, Nikau

30-10-2009 16:31 hour
Jane c ( Whangarei )

hi you guys... hope you are still spew free Rory...every hour is one less hour you have to go through this....
i really just wanted to say Leigh that teacher needs a kick in the pants for making you feel less than the miracle worker you are - shows how little she knows about learning and how brainy Rory is to start off want me to take her out behind the bike shed???
keep up the good work you guys

30-10-2009 14:57 hour
Kathryn Milich ( Dargaville )

Hey there Rory, well I'm sitting at computer worx reading over your website, I have just dropped our hard drive in to be looked at and figured I may as well pop in to see how you are all doing!  Korie is at home with Jamie after a rather hot and busy day at show day.  Korie has his second swimming lesson this afternoon, which I am going along to - and hopefully will see some progress!!  I dusted the science table down today and put all of the bugs into containers with see through lids and some of the precious breakables into covered containers too.  Korie made a native garden for show day and used some of his science table treasures, however to his dissapointment he didn't get anything for it.  Your mum and dad would have been impressed, they would have known all the plants in his box and he even put a kauri snail shell in there too!!  Hope you are not feeling too yucky, something to get excited about is the weather and if it stays fine tomorrow Korie will get to use his new builders belt, must go I have just had a call from Jamie to say we are late to be somewhere!!!!! Loves xox

30-10-2009 07:43 hour

Hi Rory, hope your night wasn't too unpleasant. Keep your eye on the end result, no more Chemo. Keep on swimming. Brenda

29-10-2009 22:53 hour
jason wendy logan and mikayla ( np )

hi again guys, sounds like you are right back in to the routine again, the pattern is just the same but the end is nearer and that is a driving force to make each day a day closer to the end of this mission - just like a jedi knight would do rory - you just keep on fighting, and as yoda would probably say in his little green way "fight you will rory - strong you are !!" (see what being a mother to a boy that also loves star wars does to you) you know having rory and sam loving star wars is probably a good thing (as poor from buying the star wars toys etc. and incredibly knowledgeable about all those who are forced to endure our kids love of star wars can be) they have probably gotten a lot of good knowledge and stamina from all the characters as they really do have good fighting spirits (god now i am sounding like a fan - i only know these things cos of logan - honestly ?!?) any how guys, keep up the good hard work - and remember "may the force be with you (couldnt resist - sorry)  love and hugs wendy jason logan and mikayla ps: mikayla started crawling on sunday - yikes - all the small toys of logans will be on guard now !!!

29-10-2009 19:14 hour
Jeni G (Dargaville) ( New Zealand , NZ )

Hi all, we still think of you every day, and are sooo happy for you this is the last round of chemo. I know life will never be the same, and none of you (or the extended whanau) will ever be the same either. This is who you are now, a strong, fighting family, and an extra extrordinary little boy with a grown up spirit. Although it will still be tough ahead, as it has been all along, you will have a chance to move forward in a new way, things and people will cross your paths and they will affect you, and you them, in ways that may have never occured otherwise. I am so happy for Rory in that when he finishes this round, he will rebuild as the special person he always was but with so much more insight. This is such a cruel story of yours, and yet an amazing one too because true insight is a rare find, and a gift of those who have endured. I hope I don't offend you Leigh with my ramblings, I certainly don't want to simplify what you've been through, I just really believe in looking for the Hope, as you have done thus far. Heaps of love to you all for this round. Jeni xx 

29-10-2009 15:50 hour

I too was thinking of you yesterday, but wasn't quite sure if you were starting yesterday or today Chemo for the last time. I'm so glad it is the last one for you, this time next month it will be normality for all of you. Go Rory!! Warm fuzzies, Brenda

28-10-2009 18:16 hour
Kathryn ( Dargaville )

Hey there Rory, It was super seeing you all on Monday, after you left Korie and I went into his room and looked over the treasures you gave him for his science table - time for wipe down I think, the dust isn't part of his collection!!!!  Hope today went smoothly, whoop whoop to the last round of chemo, after this you can kick it to the kerb and work on getting seriously well again!!  The Royal New Zealand Navy Band gave a free concert in the Town Hall today, it was an amazing show.  Rory you and Sam would have really enjoyed it, they were brilliant!!!  I was working in the library and I could hear lots of laughter and applause so I popped in to watch, they were very funny and the music was great.  Anyway must sign off and go home for dinner, love to you all Kathryn xox

28-10-2009 15:53 hour
The Johnstons ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

Hello!! I have been thnking about all of you LOADS today.  The beginning of the last round!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Easy for me to get excited about ...I dont have to endure it like you do!  I hope it runs smoothly.  The weather is supposed to be getting a little chilly so there should be some good days to stay curled up in bed!  Its not quite the same when you cant hear the rain on your own roof but still nice.
Take care Love Us xxxxx

26-10-2009 17:27 hour
jane c ( Whangarei )

great news about the ticker Rory!!glad that you made it out to the coast (there are healing properties in being on a Northland beach - science will catch up with exactly what they are sometime) if you ever feel like a bit of a beach time we have bach at Oakura (not  the Naki version) just email me and we can make a's not too flash but it's a good place to go hide out....