Anyway, enjoy the pics and the little comments that go with them... Hello to our Canteen supporter up here (Italia) who has been making sure that both Logan and Charlee are kept busy and happy.
|Nana and Grandad visiting from Te Awamutu|
|Logan tucks into a pie|
|Tracy's sister Carolyn at Stage 2 of her cut for Canteen|
|Carolyn and her supporters celebrate her new baldness|
|Sisters... Carolyn and big sister Tracy|
|The Westpac helicopter lands outside our window day and night|
|Logan and Charlee the day before... both bearing their 'plugs'|
|Logan met up with Aunty Carolyn at an impromptu outing when the doc gave us leave the day before the transplant due to Logan's good health|
|Logan looking out at St Heliers Bay beach... He has missed swimming at the beach so much this past year|
|Rangitoto in the background is on the plans for conquering when Logan is well|
|Evan and Aunty Carolyn relaxing at St Heliers Bay|
|With time still up our sleeves, we visited the local museum, which had changed since we were last there. Logan and Evan are enjoying the sea creatures exhibition|
|The war planes kept them both intrigued whilst I took photo's and went looking for something more calming|
|The quaint village was more my style... though I couldn't find an open pub anywhere|
|Logan looks wistfully out of the Ronald McDonald family car, that we had borrowed, knowing that this would be his last outing into the fresh air for quite some time.|
|Charlee and Dan set up Logan's 'Make a Wish' computer in his room and he got straight to it that night... Ironically, the room that we were about to be moved into, had no desk!|
|Aunty Carolyn made this for Logan and gave it to him on the beach|
|Logan and Canteen Support Person, Italia, see each other most days... On this day, Logan had been given phenergan and was getting ready to sleep, in preparation for his transplant|
|Logan... out for the count on phenergan! A cheap drunk!|
|The bone marrow... in all its glory|
|The upside down label which had Logan's name correct, but Charlee's spelt wrong!|
|Logan still sleeping as his sisters life blood flowed into him|
|Logan's blood pressure became worryingly high and had to be closely monitored|
|Choppers continued to come and go... just another ordinary day on the helipad|
|Logan wakes and puts on a taonga that Charlee, Dan and Glen got for him|
|Charlee, a couple of hours after surgery... eyes still blurry and mouth still dry, but her first words were to ask about her brother|
|Dan took turns with Evan to sit with Charlee and make sure she always felt safe and well|
|Emma, a family friend and trainee doctor in Auckland came to visit and learn|
|Transplant Day 1 (the day after), Charlee arrives with Daddy to say hi... and as we are in isolation, she had to be gowned up|
|Looking beautiful even after surgery...|
|The wounds left on Charlee's back... she has 2 punctures on each side and one in the middle... they removed 1100mls of bone marrow and Logan received every drop|
|Sometimes... there are no words...|
Hope this has helped you all to get a better idea of things here... were are we looked after by the staff, but miss all of our family and friends down there... Logan especially misses his mates, most of whom are too young to visit due to the restrictions in place...
Pictures and cards that have been sent, now adorn the walls, as do the Canteen balloons...
Love to all,
Will chat again tomorrow...
Oh... You can now SKYPE us if you search for my name... and I happen to be online, or you can text and we can make it so, as now, thanks to Canteen, we have internet!