Friday, January 05, 2007

Here is an update from Emily's Uncle:

"We saw Emily, her Mum, Dad, A, and sisters in the ITU today and Emily is doing as well as anyone can hope at this stage. There's a long hard road ahead, and we must keep all our hopes and prayers for her coming.

Typically, Emily failed to understand the words 'heavy sedation' and defied medics this afternoon by opening her eyes widely, beaming a huge smile, and then chalking up a '1' in the air to signify a great step forward.

Her Mum, Dad, A and sisters thank everyone for their fantastic support and well wishes. A special mention to Rob who has been particularly inspirational to Emily!"


19 comments:

sian said...

YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY! Emily's jumped the highest hurdle and even though there's plenty more to come, we are all behind her! Sending lots and lots and lots of love, positive thoughts and sparkly, pink, fluffy hugs! xxxx

cory/fpj said...

"Intensive Therapy Unit"? I love dialectical differences between countries! :p

But anyhow, good to see her pretty chipper (under the circumstance). Kina's immediate recovery seemed pretty quick to me (me not being a cfer or tx patient, and not knowing what to expect), and Emily shows signs that the same might happen for her. Just hope she doesn't break out in a cheerleading move from her bed like one girl here in the U.S. did on the ambulance stretcher after a fall she took at a game she was working.

Good to hear these updates from time to time, even if it's as benign as, say, a toe wiggle.

Good job, Em. :)

Alice said...

YAY! For Emily. Thank you so much for the updates. Such an amazing woman! So nice to hear shes already sharing her beautiful, sparkly smile again. We are all behind her, and wishing her through this difficult time. lots and lots of pink kisses and thoughts. We love you. Much love to all the Thackrays and Adam.
From the Thompson family
xXx

Bev & Lucy said...

Heavy Sedation - yes we remember that with Lucy. Hours after being back in the tx cubicle, there she was trying to sit up and waving at us. Not that she remembers any of that now.

Awww Emily, you are showing us all how strong you are. We are all right behind you sweetheart.

Lots of love to you and your family.

Bev and Lucy xx

Nicola said...

Keep fighting sweetheart.


Nicola x.

Jacqui and Jake said...

Oh. My. God. That is absolutelybloodyfantasticallymarvellous!
Been a bit out of the loop these last few days due to a combination of Jake's 12th birthday celebrations and computer difficulties.

Jake says "Well done!" And being at a complete loss for words, can only echo that.
Love, best wishes and luck to Emily and all her family. This really is lovely news. :0) xx

Anonymous said...

So appreciative of the updates, and so glad to hear Emily is smiling.You are such a strong girl and I'm sure you are going to continue being strong and positive.Our thoughts are with you all , sending you much love and big cuddles Em,all our love Maggie, Archie, and Chris, xxx
Ps Gaz would have been so chuffed for you, xx

Sarah Milne said...

YAY!!!!! I have been in hospital with Wills having a new Hickman line so not online but, of course, got a text message first thing in the morning from someone who had read the blog. I was so happy for you all and it got me springing off my camp bed after a sleepless hospital night. Am keeping you all in my thoughts and looking forward to more good news. As for the Hydroactive this year - I'll race you Em!!!!!
loads and loads of love from Sarah and all the family xxx

rach said...

fantastic!

although, this is em...should we expect anything else? keep it up chick, sending loads of love and strong thoughts and vibes your way,
rachel xxxx

Justine laymond said...

Last year I thought without my life saving double lung transplant I wouldn't make it to my best mates wedding in Ireland this year. I have just returned from Ireland today - nearly 6months post transplant....and hear you got yours!!! 2 great events so soon! I am over joyed, and know that when you have recovered we can share not just the b4..but the wonderful after that you will experience!! Lots of love to you!!

Jac said...

Fantastic news :-) Somehow I'm not too surprised that Emily defied the 'heavy sedation', in fact I would be disappointed with anything less!

Thoughts to all Em's family just now, and all my love to Emily.

Higs
Jac xxx

Anonymous said...

Yayay!!
This is fantastic, sending you muchly pink fluffy sparkly hugs Emily, I am sure you will amaze us all with a truly fast recovery

Sending Huge Hugs
Dawny :-) :-)

Kate & Alice said...

Such fantastic news!We are all behind you!

And thanks so much to the bloggers for keeping us up to date.

Kate & Alice x x x

Anonymous said...

Yeah thats typical isnt it.. heavy sedation cant keep her still... Cant keep that girl down...
Thanks for the update so pleased she continues to do well..
Sending all pink sparkly thoughts and wishing her all the best...

xx Sandy xx

ingacheale said...

sending hugs and kisses to you emily,and sloppy ones from daisy and murphy xxx

Anonymous said...

Awwww wonderful news and a beaming smile :D must have been sooooooo reassuring for Emilys family and all her friends so many of them.

Sure also relief for you all that the transplant went ahead and just take each day a step at a time......

Sending much luv and positive vibes and BIG hugz Elaine Rach & family xxxxx :D

ps Thanx sooo much for teh updates been thinking about Emily all the time.....such an inspiration to us all and thoughts for all those other people in need of 'the gift of life too'....XXXXX ;)

Lizzie said...

YAAAAAYYYYY!!! two great big thumbs and two great big toes up! What a star managing to come out of sedation - there is just no stopping her. The next few days will be so hard no doubt but keep strong and pinky!
Lizzie xxxx

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Anonymous said...

emily, emily well done u keep everything positive now show those lungs whose boss.....
words arent sufficient , u r special no doubt. hang on in there. 2007 what a year already. loads of love 2 u all, hugs and thoughts 4 u sheena xxx