Genique's Recovery

In March 2016 our daughter, Genique, was diagnosed with a brain tumor growing from the optic nerve. It's called a Pilocytic Astrocytoma, but she calls it her "mushroom". On 31 Aug 2016, Dr Charlie Teo removed 85-90% of the tumour. Unfortunately Genique's vision was severely affected by the tumour. This blog is about her recovery and the challenges our family face daily. My Story / Video Story

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Sydney - Going Home (Day 6 in ICU)

I arrived 8am to change shift with Sylvia. She was with Genique previous night. I was home with the other two kids to spend some quality time with them and also had a good night’s rest.

The rest of the day I waited with Genqiue until the hospital politics were sorted out to determine if she is going to be admitted to the children hospital’s normal ward or be admitted in the private hospital next door.

Finally doctors agreed she can go home because we live 5 minutes away from hospital.

Yeah, the rest of the family was so happy to see our Blom home at 5pm :)

Back With Family

Later that night we saw her tummy was still swollen. We called the endocrinologist and they said it might be gas and we will investigate it the next day when we have a follow-up appointment.

At the time she had normal urine and bowel movement.

Kind Regards,