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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Welcome Home, Blom!

Today was fantastic in two ways…

It was Sylvia’s birthday and secondly, Genique came home (perfect gift for a brave mum).

We still have to visit the hospital every second day to monitor her sodium levels but it’s just a simple finger prick blood test, one Genique knows very well and is fairly comfortable with.

It is still a long road, but we’ll take it on one step at a time.

Upon arrival today, Genique walked in and lay down on our sofa and said:

“I just LOVE our house”

I think she really missed her home and her happy place.

I aslo think she likes going to the toilet without someone giving her a bed pan.

I think she likes having long naps, without someone asking about sqeezy arm (blood pressure) or blood tests from her butterfly (implanted port).

I think she likes her mum’s food the best.

I think she likes having a bath, where she can soak and share it with her brother and sister and chat away about the day’s events or just being silly, more than having to be wiped with a cloth.

I think she likes her own bed, more than the one with rails.

I think she likes being loved…

** Welcome home, Blom! **

Daddy, Mummy, Zanneh and Xayden love you - XxxX.