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Update Feb 2008

Hi All,
>
> Just a quick update on how Poppy is doing...
>
> Poppy's Chemo
> Poppy had week 5 of her chemotherapy on Tuesday, and is coping
> fantastically! So far, there is no hair loss and her blood counts have
> remained normal. She is very tired, and has quite a few niggly pains, but
> she is managing full-time school, with time off only on a Tuesday
> afternoon for chemo. She is also back at her dancing lessons every
> Saturday morning. Vinblastine has been much easier on her body than the
> intensive chemo that she had before....just hope it is sorting that tumour
> out!!!!
>
> Poppy required play therapy for the first few weeks of treatment, but she
> has it cracked now! Our routine is to pick her up from school, travel over
> with her superstar friend, Abi, who is also having chemo, Poppy has a
> thumb prick (without any tears now!) to monitor her blood counts, then we
> wait in Oncology Daycare to see Dr. Peet, once he has checked Poppy for
> loss of strength and any other side effects, she has her port accessed
> (again without any fuss or tears!) & the chemo is all done within about 5
> minutes!!! Then Poppy chooses a lollipop for herself, Abi & any other
> children she has met that day, and we head off home! It is all becoming
> routine again now. We are very proud of Poppy, as always, she is a star!
>
> Poppy's scan is booked for Friday 18th April, that's week 12 of her
> treatment. Please can you pray that the chemo is working & Poppy can
> continue with the full 18-months of treatment.
>
> Poppy's Website
> Please visit Poppy's website, www.poppyfieldsappeal.co.uk as Lee Parker
> has been working very hard to upgrade it!! It looks fantastic! There are
> now links to other children's websites, mostly children with the same
> tumour as Poppy. There are lots more photos too!!! It's fab!!
>
> On the homepage, in 'Latest News' - you can find a link to our fundraising
> video, which was made for the ball in January. Leigh Maddox did this for
> us, it is amazing. It is saved via 'You Tube', and is 10 minutes long. The
> first time you play it, it tends to stop & start, so I found that by
> letting it play, going away for a few minutes until it has completed, then
> when it's played through once restarting it & watching it the second time
> through, I avoided that!!! Once it has been downloaded you see, it plays
> smoothly, so do try that!!! Hope that makes sense! It is so good, but you
> may need a tissue!!!!!
>
> Fundraising
> We should be 'officially' presenting £17,000 to the hospital very soon, so
> watch this space!!! We will let you know of any other fundraising events
> very soon!
>
> Well, we hope this finds you all well!! Take care,
> Love
> The Guilders
www.poppyfieldsappeal.co.uk

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