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31, Aug, 2009

Monday 31st August 2009


The day has passed by in a bit of a blur, I feel like I am one of those runners at the gym on a treadmill running increasingly faster but getting nowhere.  I continue to feel uneasy being away from Rory while he receives the chemotherapy drugs.  Sean has given me regular updates throughout the day but not being able to see with my own eyes makes it less tangible.  Rory has received the Vincristine and Cisplatin chemo drugs today.  He has had an easy day occupying his time by; watching tv, playing his Nintendo, building with the Lego, and drawing.  Sean said he is feeling ok.  The Nurses have been giving him anti-nausea medication, and he hasn't yet required any pain relief. 

I spent the day in Whangarei racing around doing personal jobs, and trying to put in a few hours at work.  I called in to Whangarei Primary School to see about enrolling Sam for Term 4.  It is the most convenient school to send him to as Grannie Gardiner works close by.  The Principal said they could accommodate Sam, even though we are out of zone, because of our situation.  I was really relieved to hear this.  Mrs Wily has kindly offered to provide Sparky, our cat, with a holiday home while we squat at Grannie and Grandad Gardiners.  We know he will be well looked after, plus well out from under Grandad's feet (thanks Madeline).  Sam got off the Waihue bus at the Nichols this afternoon to give me some time to get home.  He enjoys being out on the farm and playing with Jackson in the hay shed (thanks Raewyn and Mark).