Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Baby 3.0

Just in case people are still watchingn this site!!!
Baby 3.0 due July 2011!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Tulip festival 2010

Off to the tulip festival with mothers group!

Friday, August 06, 2010

Pyjama Party!

Mia had a ball at her Pyjama Party today with all her friends from Kindergarten and Mothers Group.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010


We can't believe our little girl is 5 years old. Gladly she is not giving us the grief she was this time 2005! We thought we mightn't even get here at times, but just look at her! She is our little star! We love you princess!

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Doing really well!

Our little star Mia is doing so well. I will put on some photos later. Everyone keeps asking me how she is - Really great!!
Being stabilised on the warfarin (blood thinner)means regular finger pick tests, but she is getting used to it.
Her colour is great and is not needing much pain releif any more. A bit tired, but went to a full 3hr Kindy on Thursday.
Thanks for all your wishes and thoughts!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sort of Discharged

Hello All. Great news!! Mia has been discharged to Ronald Macdonald house with us for tonight, to keep an eye on her temperature and see how we go. If all okay, back to the ward tomorrow to have some stitches out (where her drain tubes were) and then off home!!

Thanks for all your love and support over the last 10 days, Rich and I would not have coped without everyones prayers and well wishes.

A very special thanks to our parents and siblings that have helped out so much with Theo!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Off the Ward

Mia is such a star, that they let us off the ward today! First we went to have an Xray (which was great, no effusions), then to the starlight room where Mia made some badges, had her face painted and played the Wii with Cooper, then out to the courtyard for chocolate milk and chips with Chelsea and Cooper! Very tired after that, so back to the room for a 3 hour sleep... Zzzzzzzzzz

Thursday, April 22, 2010

I do not like football!!

Mia has just cried throughout her visit from Nathan Jones and Danny Hughes from the Melbourne Demons (Rich did too after last weekend's result). Lovely boys coming to see kids in the hospital and wish them well. I think they were looking for new members!

Out of High Dependency

Mia was really sad to leave Emily in high dependency, but she is just doing so well!! How we got all her stuff into the other room I will never know, we couldn't see Mia on the bed through all the junk and balloons! Thismorning she walked to the bathroom and had a bath, got into her new PJ's (Thanks Cro) and is looking great!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wasit The Clown Doctors, The Fact My Drain Tubes Came Out, The Happy Gas or The Morphine. No one knows but we are all happy about this one.

Mia Says
"Thankyou to everyone for leaving me messages on the website and all my beautiful balloons. And thankyou to Katy for reading me a bed time story. I have enjoyed alll my Skype talking. Do you like my hair??? Mum just did it."

Monday, April 19, 2010

Small Steps

Mia is asleep at the minute and totally zonked out. Managed to take 4 steps out of bed and to the chair where she has remained all day. She seems comfortable when still but in alot of pain when moving.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

A Message From Mia Herself

Hello everyone out there. Daddy and i have just read all the beautiful messages that you have all been writing on here and facebook. It is now 9pm Sunday night and my operation was on Friday. I would like to also thank everone for the beautiful presents and things. The nurses here are very nice and i am a little bit sore.
Just got to have my first taste of "Warfarin" which helps to thin my blood. It tasted disgusting. Dad and i are now working out the best way of taking it moving forward considering it is a permanent part of my life now. We are thinking chocolate topping or something else yummy.
Here i am with my friend Tam, my beautiful teddy and balloon from Marg and Jane, and my beautiful handcrafted quilt.
Mia had a hard night last night, issues with pain mainly and finding it very hard to cough. Today we will have the pain team and physiotherapists to help out. Still waiting for the Drs to come around thismorning. She is a little happier when awake but still thirsty. Nothing to eat yet except the nose up of a chocolate frog! She has just had a lovely leg massage from Mum and looks comfortable. Thanks for all the messages.

With the possibility of sounding rude, who is KB from ACT?? We are wracking our brains!


Saturday, April 17, 2010

Hey All,
Breahting tube out, nasogastric tube out, norad (for those interested) and midaz all gone - little bit of morphine. Still has central line. Still miserable and frustrated that she can't drink, only allowed 27ml per hour! Not happy Jan. Hopefully up to the ward later today!

Tube Out

Mia's breathing tube came out at a quater past midnight, a lot later than we expected, but she is doing well. We have snuck back tot eh hotel to get some Zzzzz before she realises we have gone. She is very grumpy and all she wants is a drink - which of course is not allowed! Will update again in the morning


Friday, April 16, 2010

In ICU and all is going to plan. Long night ahead.


We have had a call from the surgeon that Mia's operation is finished and he is very happy. Still to see her yet, but we wanted to let you all know that she is doing well. Thanks for all your messages and support.

Here we go.......

Mia is in Surgery. She was great this morning and quite relaxed, especially after her pre-med! Doctor 'Tigger' has gone in with her to keep an eye on everything and now we just wait..... for a long time....... update in 5-6 hours people

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Thursday, April 08, 2010


Provisional new date for surgery, next Friday, 16th April. Once again fingers and toes crossed for no cancellations, onviously not everyone complied last time!!