Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Homing pidgeon


What better birthday present could I receive? My daughter, Kirsten, returns home today after facing her demons. In about ten days, the pathology on the excised ameloblastoma will pronounce whether the demons are vanquished. All data thus far is very encouraging.

30 comments:

brattcat said...

wish i could bring everyone from yesterday's picnic to your door to celebrate your birthday with you, but since i can't, please know i celebrate with you the victories of the day and toast to you as you embrace another year...may this one bring you only good news.

Steffe said...

Great news. And Happy Birthday from Haninge!

Lori Skoog said...

Happy Birthday. Great news, that your daughter is home and hope everything goes well.

Kate said...

Happy Birthday, Julie! I've been following your daughter's blog, too and I cannot tell you how much I admire your entire courageous family. We bloggers are there in spirit with you. Love and hugs to all of you!

petrolin50 said...

So congratulations and keep my fingers crossed. I wish you many, many health!!! Peter.

cara said...

Good news, Julie. Happy Birthday and thanks for your efforts in bringing the story to the people.

Lois said...

Wonderful news Julie! I'm so happy for your entire family. Happy Birthday!

Rinkly Rimes said...

I feel so happy for you. Your family situation has been on my mind. Once the swelling goes down your daughter will be as beautiful as before.

Mark said...

What better news could you have for your birthday. Have a wonderful day!

Grant said...

Happy Birthday! Best of luck!

Winsome said...

Such a wonderful thing Julie. Have a great birthday, and a lovely welcome home to Kirsten. You are all so full of courage and love!

Ann said...

Happy Birthday! Just the present you wanted. She looks so much better than I imagined she would. You have one amazing daughter.

Dianne said...

Such a wonderful gift to have your daughter home from hospital - nothing beats that.
Happy Birthday Julie!

RedPat said...

The perfect birthday!!

Jilly said...

Oh yes, how fabulous this is. My goodness when we think of what your daughter has been through and see these absolutely heartwarming photos - what a birthday present.

All my thoughts are with you all.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Happiest birthday ever for you I should think Julie, many wishes coming your way.

Joe said...

A big Happy Birthday to you all.

diane b said...

Happy, happy Birthday!

Joan Elizabeth said...

Home already wow. Happy birthday.

Julie said...

Thank you, friends for the birthday wishes.

Yes, the speed of the return home has taken my breath away. But Kirsten has always needed between 8 and 9 hours sleep. In hospital she was getting about 2 because of all the checking. Once she started to eat (fortified liquids) over the weekend, and after the two transfusions on Sunday, she just stormed ahead.

And Ally was starting to be a bit 'naughty' and K did not want this. So, there is a lot of help for her, but she will sleep and communciate with her daughter. that is even more incentive. She also has a nurse coming in. And I don't think she has lost any weight over the operation period - maybe half a kilo. She is just under 44kgs.

So thank you for all the warm vibes. She and I both appreciate them.

Rae Walter said...

Happy Birthday Julie and wonderful news especially on your birthday. Hope that all continues to progress well.

Thérèse said...

Such good news for all of you! Enjoy and Happy Birthday Julie.

Luis Gomez said...

Great news. Really happy for you and your family. Have a great day Julie!

Dutchcloggie said...

You know, Kirsten reminds me of Jay Leno with that huge chin :-)

Julie said...

*chuckle*
We are working on her self concept, but being likened to Jay Leno isn't a dot point!

brainella said...

Hurrah! Glad she is doing well. Keeping prayers going there.

Happy Birthday. August is the best birthday month. :)

Dutchcloggie said...

Well, Leno made his chin his trademark and made loads of money because of / in spite of it. Might be an angle for Kirsten to consider...

J Bar said...

Great news, Julie. Hope all your daughter's news is always good now. Hope you had a Happy Birthday.

Alan said...

Fingers crossed for that pathology, Julie. Belated Happy Birthday:-)

Virginia said...

OH wonderful news. Yes she will thrive at home surrounded by her loved ones. Prayers continue for her swift and full recovery.
V