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A busy few days

On Thursday we were back over at Alder Hey for Chris's clinic appointment. We arrived at the hospital not long after half nine and managed to have Chris's bloodtests done before 10am. We fitted in a quick coffee for me and Coke for Chris before headed up to clinic. Clinic was a bit short staffed today, both receptionists were missing and so was Hayley who usually does the weighing and measuring. Despite this we were finished in record time. Chris got a taxi back to school while I had lunch and waited for pharmacy. Just as I was collecting Chris's meds, someone told me that Twin Vision were up at clinic and were looking for us. So I popped back up there and they had invitations to the launch event of the film which Chris helped make, which is going to be part of a display "A room with a view" at St Georges Hall in Liverpool.

After I got home from the hospital I went and spent a pleasant afternoon drinking coffee and chatting with Angela at her place, before coming home for tea. in the evening Chris started his next round of steroids.

On Friday Chris's mock exams began, he had his German oral and aural exams in the morning and his English Language exam in the afternoon. He said there was a lot of sitting around between exams but all seems to have gone okay.
Ian was home pretty late in the evening, there having been some delays due to overhead wire problems somewhere in the vicinity of Rugby!

This morning Ian and I were out early for a prayer breakfast. Chris's day proceeded at a more leisurely pace though he did decide to pop out to the Co-op to buy in supplies (Jammie dodgers, croissants and pain chocolats - steroids!!) Meanwhile Ian and I had an interesting time helping Debbi change the tyre on her car when she had a flat just as she left the breakfast! When we got home I made Chris a nice lunch/ brunch of an omelette, bacon and croissants before going to buy a new suitcase for Ian in Birkenhead.

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tx_cronopio
Jan. 24th, 2010 01:01 am (UTC)
I have been so awful about commenting of late, but I'm thrilled that you are back around! *smooches*
vivh
Jan. 24th, 2010 01:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks - nice to be back!!
moth2fic
Jan. 24th, 2010 11:10 am (UTC)
Chris seesm to be eating OK! Typical teenage boy in fact, which mut be quite gratifying as medication can play havoc with appetite. I suppose steroids might make him hungry?
vivh
Jan. 24th, 2010 01:43 pm (UTC)
Yes he is definitely eating well, steroids play a part in that, but he is also growing quite fast at the moment!
suilven
Jan. 24th, 2010 10:04 pm (UTC)
So I popped back up there and they had invitations to the launch event of the film which Chris helped make, which is going to be part of a display "A room with a view" at St Georges Hall in Liverpool.
Can you say more about the film? I'm interested.
vivh
Jan. 25th, 2010 09:32 am (UTC)
The group called Twin Vision have been working in the oncology unit over the past few months, patients had the opportunity to create their own character, drawing and writing about them and then making plasticine models of them. The group then made made more robust models based on their designs. Chris created a knight called Vinco, lots of children created aliens and rabbits. Then as one of the older children Chris was asked to write a storyline incorporating the various characters, so we ended up with Vinco rescuing the Planet of Rabbits from Alien invaders!! The children were then involved in the process of filming an animated movie based on what had been created and written. Several films were made by different groups of patients. It was a great project, read more about it at http://www.stgeorgesliverpool.co.uk/whatson/Room_With_a_View.asp
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