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Update – 21st October

Not so long, but overdue…..

Sorry everyone. We have had a really crazy week. But we know how worried you have all been.

Unfortunately, we didn’t get the results we hoped and prayed so hard for from the EEG.

It showed very little brain activity πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”

This hit us hard, and not even a week after we had been organising her birthday ball we began to make funeral arrangements for our 4 year old daughter.

Then she gave us hope. Her oxygen saturation had dropped and Doctors explained it will probably continue to drop and not come back up, they told us her heart would then slow and her body begin to shut down completely.

Well, her oxygen saturation came back up that night and hasn’t dropped since πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

We will continue to wait and let Edie take us the direction she needs to go. She is simply on ventilation, medication for pain and inflammation and natural supplements.

Better news is that today Auntie Kirsty arrived in Monterrey with WonderNiamh and IronLen. They have certainly raised spirits all round and today our hearts are a little fuller again ❀️❀️

πŸ€žπŸ€žπŸ™πŸ™Come on Ede πŸ™πŸ™πŸ€žπŸ€ž

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Update – October 18, 2018 at 10:11PM

Ok everyone, we need your help.
Edie will go for an EEG in the next hours.
Due to the sudden lack of physical response the Doctors will carry out a thorough test of neural activity. πŸ™πŸ€ž We need you to please put your all into Edie, ask whichever greater force you can. Ask that Edie shows us what to do next.
We are really lost right now in between complete hope for her to recover and that we want to be at peace with our decisions.

This is from one of our incredible supporters, a comment that yesterday stood out to me:
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β€œThoughts become things! Everyone please think/pray/meditate and focus on Edie’s recovery! Positive vibes all round!”
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And so we ask only this of you tonight πŸ™πŸ™πŸ€žπŸ€ž
via Instagram

Update – October 17, 2018 at 08:56PM

A picture speaks a thousand words.

I have debated putting this photo up. Not because of how I look, that is so far from my concerns.
But for fear people will shy away from seeing the real pain.

Yesterday Edie was doing AMAZING, almost off ventilation and taking so many breaths for herself.
All of a sudden in the afternoon she started to breathe irregularly, we alerted the medics. The ventilator was turned up and she was given a check over. She had become limp and unresponsive.
The Doctors took her for a CT scan, the initial thought was that there may be a bleed on the brain. I never thought I’d say β€œunfortunately there is no bleed on the brain”

The only visible culprit is the Tumour
Has it taken another function from our baby??
We just have to wait, there has still been no improvement. We pray for a miracle πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™ So why did I take this photo? We need you to see the reality of this, the raw hurt it causes. On the exterior we know we look strong. But when nobody is looking, sometimes not even our family, this is the time our worries creep in and we crumble.
All of the questions what? why? If?

Looking back at the photo is so strange with the β€œhappy” birthday decorations in the background. Just another reminder of how quickly things can change.

Please send Edie all of your prayers and positivity. Only she can step up her game right now and push back. She has done it before! πŸ™πŸ™πŸ€žπŸ€ž
We believe in her and we believe in God πŸ™
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Update – October 13, 2018 at 07:55PM

Today we will be filling the day with Edie’s favourites:
Story books, “Dirty Bertie” πŸ™ˆ and “We’re going on a Bear Hunt”, favourite movies, “Beethoven” and “Home Alone”.

The wonderful nurse in with Edie today hand made a birthday sign for the wall!

Friends have visited and we will see more through the day!πŸŽ‰πŸŽπŸŽˆ This is an extra special day! Our warrior is 4! And like most birthdays when she asks “am I like Niamh now?” we have already explained to her “it was Niamh’s birthday last month so she is 5” 😍😍 forever chasing her sister!! Thank you all for your wonderful love-filled messages, we have showered her with love and will do all day. Last nights birthday ball was amazing, we looked through photos and watched videos, playing them to Edie. πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

A day of positivity, complete positivity!

Happy Birthday Baby Girl! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰
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Update – September 23, 2018

❀️Quick update here everyone before we try and get some sleepπŸ’™

Surgery was successful, both shunts are now functioning again πŸ™Œ she’s stable, breathing well and all her vitals look good πŸ™Œ

Blood samples taken after yesterday’s surgery showed that Edie had low haemoglobin levels. So she needed a blood transfusion to give her some help πŸ’ͺ

This small act of donating blood that somebody, somewhere took the time to do has just helped Edie fight for her life.

If you can, please consider donating blood at your local blood bank.
Donated blood saves so many lives everyday!

Thank you all, beautiful people for praying and sending your positive energy to our little warrior again! You never let us down πŸ™πŸ™
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Update – September 22, 2018

Last night the surgeon came, he said they could only fit Edie in at 10pm. He didn’t want to take her in so late.

So instead he manually drained 30cc of fluid using a syringe direct from the valve. This gave Edie instant relief, her pupils were smaller straight away.

Today Edie will go in for the surgery in the next couple of hours.πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

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Update – September 21, 2018

Here we go again 🎒🎒 Wednesday night Edie graduated from the ICU and made it to her own regular room where we can stay in with her 24/7 πŸŽ‰πŸ™Œ

She has been training to breathe for herself having periods without assistance and she’s been doing great!

Edie has been breathing on her own with oxygen since 2.30pm yesterday. πŸ™ŒπŸ’ͺ On to today. The Doctor sent Edie for a CT scan to check her new shunt is working.

It’s not. πŸ˜”

Our girl needs surgery again! She’ll be going in to theatre tonight. She’s in a better clinical condition than last week with the pneumonia cleared up more but it is still a risky procedure.
Last week you all got her through, she had so many prayers and positivity sent! So we ask you once again to send her everything you have πŸ™πŸ™πŸ€žπŸ€ž

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