Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Hey everyone, it's Lucy this time (Em's other sister),

I was at the hospital last night and she's doing so much better, and wanted to update everyone on a few things. Yesterday was a really good day, with more champion exercise biking, eating lots more solids (although her body isnt crazy about them right now), and she just looks so much more herself, with rosier cheeks and a chatty disposition.

A highlight of the day was Mr Richard Madeley (of Richard & Judy fame) dropping by for a spontaneous visit. He really brightened up Em's day (not to mention everyone else on the ward) and was his genuine and caring as always. Another high point was the lovely new and very pink pajamas bought by a certain star mother.

Em also wanted me to thank you all for your kind wishes, all the cards she's received as well as lovely emails and blog responses which I have been printing and passing on to her. So a huge thankyou to everyone.

Exciting news is that the surgeons are so impressed with her progress, they are aiming to take her off suction for the first time today, in order to see if the lung can support itself. This suggests they are pretty confident that it will, and if they are satisfied she will be put on a heimlich drain (a sort of minature chest drain with a small bag). These are giant leaps considering how dark everything looked only days ago. I'm convinced has something to do with all the positive thoughts and wishes being sent Em's way, and a lot to do with the fact that she's a feisty little warrior. I'll update you on the drain situation asap.

Thanks again to everyone, xxx

24 comments:

Nicola said...

Wow,how very nice of Mr Madeley.I'm so glad your doing better sweetie,I hope you get the new wee drain in tomorrow.As I recall I had 4 doctors connecting me to one,and taking the mickey out of me at the same time,as it's not the nicest looking handbag I've ever had;)I'm sure if you add some pink to it,it will look stunning though,especially with pink P.J's.

Muchly hugs xxx.

marjolein said...

That's really good to hear. I hope things will continue to progress with the smaller drain in.
Thinking of you! Love, Marjolein

Katie H said...

Really pleased to hear you are doing so well, I hope things continue to improve in such a speedy way! xxx

Anonymous said...

So pleased your doing well I've sent the angels to you every night ,I know the docs are doing their stuff but its always good to have a back up .That was nice of Richard Madley to give you a visit you seem to touch everyones hearts so you'd better get well and out of that bed and home .much pink love ..anne mac

claire221082 said...

Yay for rosie cheeks and chatty disposition (makes you sound a bit like Mary Poppins!)

Hurray for getting better quickly, keeping my fingers croseed that you get to wear your new dress and see me in my beautiful dress!

Richard (softie) said...

Excellent news! Thanks for letting us know Lucy!

So glad the lady in pink is getting pink-cheeked again. I do hope she won't allow this star treatment to go to her head! :-D

Take care Em, keep it up!

Simba said...

Richard Madeley came to visit. Wow! I'm v jealous, I used to really fancy him in my teens!!

Glad things are looking up, take care xx

Kat said...

Yey, so glad things are looking up! Thanks for the update Lucy! Take care Em, we're all thinking of you! x

Hillary said...

I'll be praying for you. You'll be just fine. Keep your head up and keep smiling! :)

jac said...

Oooh...a visit from Richard?! They are going to have to build you a VIP suite on Foulis ward, lol ;-)

So glad to hear you are continuing to improve and I hope the new drain is more comfortable for you. Sounds like everything is going in the right direction now, so whatever you are doing, keep doing it!!

Also, more importantly, I sincerely hope you have some nice pink ballerina slippers to go with those PJs...if not, I just saw some lovely ones in the new Next catalogue :-)

take care Em, lots of love and higs, jac xx

tasha said...

So glad to hear everything is improving. Your one tough chikie. Hope your feeling better. Hope the new drain wont be as uncomfortable for u. Take care look foward to speakin to u soon love tasha x x x

Jenni said...

Its good to hear Emily is back to herself. It was sweet of Mr Madeley to drop by and see her, it just goes to show how many people Emilys life has touched.

Jenni xx

James said...

Muchly glad your improvingness is continuing :D Hope you are managing to get some rest in between celebrity visitors ;-)

lil fairy said...

YAY miss emily. glad to hear of more improvements :D hope the smaller drain is workin. sending lots of love xxxxx

Sian said...

miss emily! who apart from u would have a celeb come visit when she's poorly eh?! tell him to bring a few more celeb guests from his show next time too... you just can't get too many famous people in one room can u?!! hope you're feeling better and that the drain thingy is doing ok. hugs and kisses. xxxx

Emma R said...

Oh, your matey Dicky M dropped by, that was nice of him!

So pleased to hear all the progress, I dont think there is anyone in the world being sent as many good wishes as yourself right now!

Take care of you.

Em. xxx

Anonymous said...

I'm a total stranger Em, but am now following your progress after finding your JustGiving page. I discovered that a girl in my street who walks my dog sometimes has CF (and there was I thinking she might be asthmatic...) I will tell her about you. You are challenging CF head on and I fervently hope you get your transplant; the world needs more people like you, girl, with a lust for life and a really funny and determined outlook. Hope you're up and about very soon, Chief Angel!

Sian said...

sorry but i just had to reply- you can't "sometimes" have CF- it's something you're born with and there is no cure! (hope things are ok still Em by the way!) xxxx

Nicola x. said...

Sian I think Anonymous meant the girl with CF sometimes walks her dog.:)

Sian said...

ahhhhhhh that explains a LOT! hehehehehehehehehehehe! doh! at least i'll have showed my thick side and made Emily laugh! xxxx

Anonymous said...

So pleased to hear you're improving. Pretty V.I.P having Richard visit you. Is he dashing?! All of our thoughts and love are with you Em. Sorry we haven't been in touch much recently. We shall have to send you some fluffy clip cloppy slippers to match the p.js. Lots and lots of love, from all of the Thompsons. We are all thinking of you. Thanks for the update Luc!

Sasha said...

Ohhhhhh personal visits from Mr M eh??!!! Totally deserved too! So glad you are continuing to go great guns Sweetie and yay to new pjs. Well done Star Mother!
Love to you all and thanks to your fab family for all the updates.
Love Sasha xxxxxxxx

tasha said...

Keep on fightin Emily ur the best! we all love u so sooooo much and want u back with us. Am missin our wee chats so much. Ive still been doing all my stuff. Ur the bestest chikie in the world hunni. Keep on fighting. All my love wee tasha x x x

Sarah Lux said...

Hi Em!

Its Sarah (as in Ozzie Paul's lass). Glad you are making progress - keep going girl!! We saw you on GMTV the other week and thought you did wonderfully! Great that your mate Rich popped in...can you pass on my details..?! Can I add to the team of angels? Keep smiling hun xxx