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Don't take it away - Jun 17, 2014

We'd finally touched down into mildura and whilst the girls had felt unwell we'd hoped the return to blue sky's, fresh air and familiarity would lift their spirits
Instead Willow desperate to return to school would need further days to rest and recover, and Piper would again require hospitalisation admitted into the ICU to assist in the recovery of a very nasty chest infection.

It has now been one week since our girls became unwell, their cousins and grandfather all developing similar symptoms and so we are told has the rest of the community, apparently this year has been terrible for pneumonia and the flu, the ICU full of children, it's a similar story at the Children's Hospital with numbers of flu admissions soaring well over last years, so I guess it's anyones guess where we collected this strain, perhaps one of the aircrafts travelled, perhaps the play centre we decided to let the children loose to burn off a little energy, the tram ride in Melbourne, maybe even the hospital itself, what ever the case the story remains the same, and we are once again in hospital with a helpless little girl desperate to feel well, wishing the crackles in her chest to silence and the sparkle to return to her eyes.


With Piper's inability to cough and shift the mucus from her chest she has developed pneumonia, so with percussions, suction, fluids, nebulisers and antibiotics we assist the break down and reduce further risk of aspiration.


In china I would dream that Piper would suddenly start to speak to me.


Each day Willow would ask 'is Piper better now?' I can't wait until Piper is better so she can she play with me.
Of course we'd explained to Willow our realistic expectations for Piper, although I guess a five year old will also wish their own dreams true.


So here I sit in the ICU allowing myself to feel anxious, frustrated and just a little sad. I watch our precious girl in her big hospital bed try to overcome this strain of illness and I know with thanks to our amazing doctors and nurses she will smile again soon, what I fear most is the wonderful advances made in china, those three seizure free days, the clear chest, the control of secretions, the presence of reflexes, those strong little arms, Please, please don't take that away!
Let us build on hope, let even the smallest of our dreams come true xπŸ’œ

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Nic Pietsch | Reply 23.06.2014 10:41

Our love thoughts and prayers are with you

N | Reply 23.06.2014 10:40

Our love thoughts and prayers are with you

Erica Szentpaly | Reply 22.06.2014 12:55

Oh Poor Piper and Willow. Praying that Piper gets better and stronger every day and that Willow gets to play with her. Positive prayers n thoughts sent to you.

Annette Gray | Reply 22.06.2014 11:34

I'm praying the girls will be better soon. Poor Piper, she's been through so much, I'm praying so hard to the powers that be that all will be well very soon. xx

The Renwicks | Reply 22.06.2014 05:27

You guys are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love to you all.

Helen Stanton | Reply 22.06.2014 03:00

Thinking of all your family. Love and light to you. Xoxox

The Safaks | Reply 21.06.2014 20:40

Thoughts & tonnes of best wishes to you all!

Tracy Lawn | Reply 21.06.2014 15:56

I pray that you guys get a break soon. you are a strong and beautiful women summer a miracle will happen soon

Sal | Reply 21.06.2014 15:18

Hopefully Piper is on the mend & you're able to be home together very, very soon.

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11.11 | 07:44

hi, my name is Lexi Crutchfield i go to school with Willow, i wish you all the best and i hope piper can become the best she can be.

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07.02 | 09:55

Oh Summer, you are doing an amazing job with Pipes & all of your family. Keep at it. The same goes for you too Piper. Loads of love from over here. Rikki. Xxx

06.02 | 05:38

Piper is one tough little cookie, I have no doubt at all that she’ll continue to grow and surprise us all. Love you Princess πŸ‘‘ Piper. πŸ’œ

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