1st week at home

Well we've done really well! We have managed to stay out of hospital, apart from scheduled visits for almost a week now. We had a really rough Sunday and Monday, but Tuesday he improved, Wednesday he walked about 1.5 around the dog park and yesterday he walked around paradise valley. It was so nice to be getting out and about as a family. Today we are in hospital for vincristine (sigh.....) and blood, he took longer to become nutripenic this time, normally he's starting to come up by now, and will have required three blood transfusions in this round as opposed to two.

We've also had an exciting addition in our house this week. Emma our new NZ nanny has joined us. A month ago, Mike impressed on me that we really needed another one. I was a bit reluctant, if it doesn't go well, it adds more stress to an already stressed environment. I also wanted to be sure to get someone who really likes kids too, and that would be good for Joshua, I actually prayed about it!

So, I sent my family letter off and Diana our placement agent came back to me with three kiwi's! We sent our profile off to all of them and three days later we got this lovely email from a 20 year old lass in Whitianga. She wrote: ' you may not be interested in me because of this, but my brother died of a brain tumor when he was nine And I'm all about having fun, I would love to meet your family.' 

Emma arrived on Monday, and within an hour she had all three kids wrapped around her finger. A big thank you to the man upstairs for listening!

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Fay Henderson | Reply 05.05.2013 23.03

great news Annemarie your new Nanny sounds like a real answer to prayer and since she comes from Coromandel she must be good. I am sure it will all work out xx

Shirley | Reply 04.05.2013 12.34

Praise God!!!

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13.07 | 21:33

Hi Anne-Marie - I found out about all this following a link someone liked on FB. I think of you all often. You brightened my life xxxxxx to you all.

04.06 | 18:38

That was and amazing story so pleased you are all doing well Kind Regards Sandra Rohrlach

08.03 | 17:48

Well done to all. Annemarie I did send a friends request on FB for "Josh updates" a couple of days ago(Mike Wish) but no reply.
Cheers to all from WA

25.09 | 20:01

We are staying at CCF Arrowtown, and we read about your family in the guestbook. You can read about our medullo journey at xox

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