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Friday, 24 December 2010

Sonny Update (2)

Sonny has begun his course of chemotherapy and so far it has gone without a hitch. It is expected that he will begin to feel the bad effects in a few days but there is a possibility he could spend a few days at home starting on Christmas day.
The staff at Great Ormond Street continue to show a dedication beyond what one would have thought possible; he has a strong bond with many of the nursing staff and doctors and has a good understanding of what is happening to him.
The Supporting Sonny Through Lymphoma Group on Facebook now has approaching 300 members. Thanks to the bloggers who have joined. (By the way, a quick way to stop notifications coming as an email every time something is posted to the group is to click on 'Edit Settings' on the top right hand of the group page and take the tick out of the box which says 'Email notifications to...').
In the picture above Sonny is playing a guitar given to him by the Great Ormond Street charity. Last night four burly men from the London Fire Brigade came into the room with sacks of presents for him to choose from. He chose a Teddy Bear.
The family continue to be bowled over by the generosity shown to Sonny and to all of us.
May you have a peaceful and healthy Christmas, New Year and whatever else you may celebrate!

21 comments:

Sir Tom Eagerly said...

I will be raising a glass or six to the brave little lad this festive season!
Have a good one if you can, Bazza.
Cheers!

joanne fox said...

I do hope Sonny gets to spend some time at home over Christmas - though it sounds as if the hospital staff are treating him wonderfully well. Christmas blessings to you all. x

bazza said...

Sir Tom: Thank you Sir Tom. Here's to your health!

joanne: We hope this will happen but if it doesn't we will all be at the hospital.
Enjoy the festive season!

John Saunders said...

Hi bazza, your grandson looks like a `cracking` little fella! I do hope that he gets to spend some time at home over Christmas, I am sure it would be the best Christmas present for you all!
I hope that you and all your family have a peaceful Christmas and have positve news in the New Year!
J
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bazza said...

John: Thanks mate. Have a good one yourself!

klahanie said...

Hi bazza,
I would just like to echo the warm sentiments of the others and wish Sonny and your family some peace and joy during this festive season.
Positive thoughts to all your loved ones.
With respect and warm wishes,
Gary.

David said...

Dear bazza,
Here's hoping that Sonny can spend Christmas at home and that you all have a very peaceful and merry time, extending in to the New Year too!
With Very Best Wishes,
David.

The Blogger Formerly Known As said...

Wherever young Sonny spends Christmas, I can see you and yours will make it a very happy one for him. And, he’ll get the best thing any of us could want: a loving, caring family.

Happy Christmas to you all.

bazza said...

Gary, David and Mask: Thank you all so much for your kind support and good wishes. It is very much appreciated.
May you all be blessed with whatever makes you happy!

Kate said...

I am glad he is doing well. I hope this continues and he can enjoy some of the season at home with you and the rest of his family!

Santa Claus is alive and well in the hearts of children who believe all around the world. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy.

~Happy Christmas and Merry New Year from our family to you and yours

bazza said...

Kate: My wish is that he can still believe in Santa after what he is going through. Although only five years old he is very bright but I would hate for him to loose some of his childhood innocence.
Best wishes to you Kate.

THE SNEE said...

Dear Bazza,

I hope that Sonny gets to come home today and celebrate, but am glad that no matter where you are you will be together. You must have quite a talented group among you...painting, guitar. I'd like to be at your Christmas table when the creative juices start to roll. Merry Christmas to all of you, and wishes to Sonny to be well during this tough time.

Kathy said...

Hello Bazza, Wishing you and your family Joy and Peace this Holiday Season. (((hugs)))

Kelly said...

I wish your Grandson a speedy recovery and glad his chemo has gone smoothly so far. I'm glad to hear 300 and then some people have joined the support group so far. That's inspiring to me. He really looks happy in that picture with the guitar. I hope he, you and the rest of your family have a peaceful and loving Christmas.

bazza said...

Snee, Kathy and Kelly: It's 11:10pm in the UK right now and the good news is that Sonny is here at our place for two nights. He has slept well for the last four hours - something he hasn't done for three weeks.
A famous British businessman, whose daughter went to school with my elder daughter has just donated £50,000 to the hospital when he learned about Sonny!
Thank you all for visiting and your much appreciated good wishes.

Alicia said...

Love to you and prayers for healing and hope ...

bazza said...

Alicia: 'Healing and hope'; that express's our desires perfectly. Thank you so much and all the best to you Alicia.

kerrie said...

Hi B
thanks for you blog I hope that everything went well over christmas for all your family
cheers
K

bazza said...

Kerrie: Thanks so much for that and I wish you and yours all the best.

joanne said...

been away from the computer for a few days and i just wanted to return the beautiful Christmas wishes you left for me, and to express how wonderful it is to hear news of Sonny and see another amazing photo of him. In so many ways a hard Christmas for you and for your family, and especially for Sonny... and in the most important way a most beautiful Christmas as well... the things closest and most important to the heart being right at the surface.

Wishing you and your family the best of everything in the new year and a restoration for Sonny to perfect health.

xo

bazza said...

joanne: You write so beautifully and say such nice things that it is always a pleasure to hear from you. Thank you Joanne.