David here again. Just got off the phone from talking to Lee re the weekend. She is going to look after Jack saturday afternoon so I can play cricket so I thought it was about the arrangements for that. However, it seems that Jenni has deteriorated quite a bit this week. Apparently the doctors are unsure whether the problem is the cancer spreading (perhaps up through the lymph nodes to her brain) or she is suffering from an infection which they are unsure they can control. It seems from what the nurses are saying to Lee that worst case scenario could be days, best case could be weeks. Keep in mind however, that I am only getting this information third hand and I wont really know too much until after the weekend. Even though we all knew this would be coming sooner or later, it just seems to have caught us out a little and I'd be lying if I said I was anything other than lost as to how to talk to Jack about it over the coming days and weeks as it unfolds. No matter how prepared you are and what reading you have done it feels like it all amounts to nothing. He has had a great first week back at school. Found some more new friends and re-established last terms friends; we had a note home from the teacher telling me how well he had started the term and how well he was doing; he started swimming lessons tonight and loved it and just seems to be blossoming at the moment. I just hope it doesn't undo all the good things that are happening for him at the moment.
Anyway, enough for now. Lets hope Jenni is not in pain no matter how this goes and that she at least gets to spend another quality time with Jack and Jamie this weekend. And who knows, it may be an infection that they get under control in a day or two.
Thanks for all your prayers and wishes after the last post.
Thursday, 8 October 2009
Posted by Jen Ballantyne at 9:44 pm