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15-08-2009 08:01 hour
jane Cunningham ( Whangarei )

Rory te Toa you keep making those white bloodcells and the other ones too - you turn that corner ok?  There are better things around that corner and you are getting there...
 
Leigh kia kaha - sending you non eye shutting rest - look after yourself (even if it is just talking kindly to yourself when you have those internal chats) you are being supported
 
off to netball but have to put the guinea pigs back into the grass - it was too stormy for them last night and the lambs have been wondering what on earth was going on yesterday was their first real stormy weather and they were not happy!    

14-08-2009 20:14 hour
Brenda

Hi Rory and Leigh. I thought I would give you a lamb update!! DAvid insisted on them sleeping in the Laundry last night!! @#$%$#@!^&* is what I thought of the idea and @#$%^&^%$#@! is what faced me this morning when I had to go to the loo!! The lambs names keep changing, first is Ethan called his Suuky, then Suuky Pants, then Sam Suuky Pants, now it is called Sammy Bammy, Rueben called his Chocolate ears, eventhough he has a brown nose!! They are putting on weight with milkshakes too, you can't see their hips anymore. Tonight they are sleeping in their own house and David has instructions to put them somewhere else if he wants to keep them warm!!!! Can you tell I am into high maintenance of one's self over being a farmer??!! So, I really hope you have a better night and things get better, I check on you several times a day and am sending you both lots of strength and warm fuzzies.  Brenda 

14-08-2009 19:04 hour
Sandra Parker ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

Hi Rory
Hows it going down there. I hope you are feeling a little better.Well the wheather here is raining again. Thats right it always rains in the weekend so the lawns wont get mowed again this weekend. I was back at Auckland Hosp on Thursday but after you have seen Drs all you want to do is go home. So i,m sorry I did'nt get to see you. Leigh how are you doing. Keep smiling my friends. Dont forget all your friends are thinking about you. 
 

14-08-2009 15:44 hour
Heni ( Waipoua Forest , nz )

Kiaora Rory and Lee B, Its been a long time since i was on this site and just i'm just catching up with everything of what you two are doing. I see you have some bands so looks like i have to go and get me some too. I also know that i will have to try and check the site more often aye!! Luv you's both.
Ma Te Atua Hei Tiaki,manaaki me awhina ia Korua
Heni 

14-08-2009 15:31 hour
Janine ( New Plymouth , NZ )

Leigh, you amaze me daily with your strength and determination, this is the first website I check each morning and even Michael checks it daily too.  Briana and Kenzie love the photos and often ask how Rory is. Our family would love some Kia Kaha bands I will email you soon.  Keep up the great job you are doing Leigh our thoughts are always with you and your family, Big hug to Rory and Sam. Love Janine

14-08-2009 13:02 hour
jane ( Whangarei )

Well Rory - i picked up my Kia kaha Rory bands this morning and i am glad to be able to be reminded to send you some good energy at  a time when it sounds like you really need it....
 
bloody cancer
(surely a little swearword is ok?)
you are a strong spirit Rory and you have the best support in the world... i don't know if you are a  Finding Nemo fan but in the immortal words of Dory  " just keep swimming"   
 
Leigh - i keep sending you love and strength - i don't know where you, or Sam or Sean get the courage  from but just know that you and your family are never far from my thoughts and i send you healing and love    

14-08-2009 09:47 hour
Auntie Teri & Uncle Graham ( Gold Coast , Australia )

Hey Rory - you have been so incredibly brave and strong with what you have to deal with.  This is the last big hurdle to get over to get better and you are nearly there.  Uncle Graham and I are so very proud of you and although we can't be with you right now, we are sending you all our love and positive thoughts, and think about you every day.  Keep fighting and be strong Rory.  Lots and lots of love and hugs - Auntie Teri - xxxx

13-08-2009 15:27 hour
Brenda

Dear Leigh, I feel overwhelmed reading today's incidents, and I'm not there going through it so you must be beside yourself. I hope it is reassuring for you when the doctors say that they all go through it and come out the otherside. Hold onto that with all your might. Focus on the positive. Its all very well me saying that way up here but I am thinking of you and sending lots of strength. Brenda  

12-08-2009 20:52 hour
Brenda

Hi Rory, today Rueben and Ethan got pet lambs to rear for Calf club day. They spent all afternoon with them in their new home (lambs homes that is although you would think that the boys wanted to move in there with them). The lambs are part of a triplet set of boys so its kind of nice that they too are brothers. Don't know how the boys will be in the morning when they have to get up a bit extra early to feed them before school. Rueben picked daffodils to decorate their homes! Anyway, sounds like you had an adventurous day and your doing school work too, good on you!! Can't wait to read what exciting things you do tomorrow. Lots of warm fuzzies. Brenda 

12-08-2009 20:51 hour
Trudi Johnston ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

KiaOra!! Yes this is the second entry for today!!  Kody was a bit quiet this evening and after a few questions it came out that he snapped his Rory Band!!! In half!!!!!!  I tell ya I was not too happy!  So will be purchasing another one tomorrow...with strict instructions on how to treat it!! 
I wonder what you will both get up to tomorrow?? I just loved the photos of the day old bunnies and the Pukehos took my breath away.  Take Care  and Leigh I bet you will sleep like a baby tonight and maybe have some sore arms tomorrow?? ...Hope Not!.... Lots of love from The Johnstons  xxxxx