Hello Deqlans Army
Well we are 48 hours post op and Deqlan looking fantastic! He has had formula today and juice and water and tolerated it all very well, we are so pleased!
More exciting news, for me anyway, is that Deqlan has had two dirty nappies which means his intestines are definitely working ! As i mentioned 6 months ago, after our nightmare experience at Kloof, i will never ever complain about a dirty nappy again! They are a wonderful sign that things are working as they should be!
Deqlan look great and even played a bit of peek a boo today with Dad under the pillows. He also gave Mamma, Nanna and Meggy a hint of a smile when we put telly tubbys on for him to watch. Grandpa also tried to play peek a boo which normally has our Deqlan in roars of laughter, but not just quite yet - a few more days and Im sure he shall have us all laughing again !
The surgeon mentioned us possibly going home tonight or tommorow - its already quite late so im sure it will probably be tomorow - this is fine with us as we can just keep a closer eye on Deqlan for 1 more night before going home. The drip came out of Deqlans foot this afternoon, but he still seems to get a slightly high temp at times, which is now being controlled with Calpol, they want to wean him off the stronger medication - boy is the stuff strong - valerone drops - 2 tiny drops is all it takes to take the pain away, fantastic stuff!
I called our oncologist to give him an update and to also pre warn that we will be needing to still do a bone marrow aspiration - shall call him as soon as we are discharged to make the arrangements - its seems to be taking forever to get all the tests done, but we got to be patient and remember in Gods time.
Deqlan and Dad are now resting - Dad had a rough night last night with the alarm going off and dogs barking through out the night, but thank Our Lord no funny business, perhaps they where barking at the birds or dogs next door - but you can never be to careful.
Deqlan and I had a much better night and he only awoke 3 or 4 times but slept most of the night, looked very comfy and stable.
I still have a little touch of flu, finally recieved the medicine i needed this morning and feel a little better, but still wearing a mask and being extra causious. Can you believe the chemist closes at 8pm and there is no other medicine available to me after this time - so i had to wait until Debbie helped us this morning! Unebelievable - in a hospital and i couldnt get medicine, ha ha ha ha ha
The nurses have also commented on how strong Deqlan is and how quickly he has recovered . The ward is looking lovely - decorated beautifully for Christmas. Today the nurses came around and aksed us to write a letter to Santa which they have pasted at the entrance. Deqlans said:
I DONT NEED MUCH THIS YEAR - HEALTH WOULD BE A GREAT GIFT. TO BE HEALED TOTALLY AND PERMANENTLY. PLEASE GIVE MY FRIENDS TOYS THAT DONT HAVE ANYTHING. I WOULD ENJOY SOME BABY EINSTEIN DVDS OR DVDS WITH LOVELY CHRISTIAN SONGS. PLEASE BRING JOY TO THOSE THAT DONT HAVE ANYTHING. GO AND REST NOW, YOU ARE GOING TO BE VERY BUSY SOON
THANK YOU AND LOTS OF LOVE
Other requests included teeth to high heels like my mommys! How beautiful - what a lovely spirit is in the air - I love Christmas time and celebrate it with so much joy and love - the time our Savior arrived. I feel we have been given the greatest Christmas gift imaginable - Deqlan and his health, please Dear Lord, you continue to give us miracles and we thank you with our all and everything and know you are such a wonderful healing Lord . There are not enough ways and times I could say thank you Lord, but i am certainly never going to stop.
Please continue to pray whole heartedly not only for our soldier, but the many many others fighting this disease and other cancers. ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE TO THOSE WHO BELIEVE!
I recieved a lovely sms from Claire today - LORD YOUR GREATNESS GIVES ME KNOWLEDGE THAT NOTHING I AM FACING IS TO GREAT FOR ME TO HANDLE, BECAUSE YOU ARE WITH ME AMEN 1 JOHN 4;4
Thank you again for all your prayers, calls, sms, posts and thoughts - May our Lord bless your lives as he has Blessed ours
Thanks to Conrad for popping in and to Debbies for also making sure we are ok in the hospital! Thank you to you T and Rob and Reese for the lovely Christmas gift for Deqlan , he is going to really enjoy discovering whats on the inside.
Thank you to both our families for being there with us every step of the way, for being with us and for all your thoughts and prayers and calls
Mom and Dee you continue to walk this journey with us every step of the way as do you Conrad and Megs - thank you for helping making our soldier as comfie as can be , for taking such good care of Mark and I,making sure we rest and eat and even down to washing Deqlans bottles and changing nappies - I also could not ever show you enough, how much your help, love and support means to us - you are AMAZING and we love you so so very very much
Happy Birthday Erl, hope you have a stunning day, hope its not to cold and you can celebrate! All the best for the year to come and lots of love from us!
Promise to update with more news as soon as I can
God Bless and all our love