Tuesday, 28 May 2013


Laura to has continued to make progress with her recovery. She has a busy schedule throughout the week with physio, speech and occupational therapy! It's tuff for her and very exhausting, but she's getting there. Weekends are quiet, so visitors are welcome.

Dad is back at work, and is chief building inspector (while the Reno happening for Laura's welcome return). Mum has organised a place to stay close to the hospital (thanks Kate, for your help). Mum will aim to get home for a few day a week and I will alternate with her for weekends,  so we are trying to get ourselves and Laura into a routine.

I Just want to thank everyone for their supports and best wishes throughout the past couple of months, it has been wonderful. We are blessed to have such a special family and friendships.

Friday, 24 May 2013


Laura has settled well into rehab at the Casey hospital. We are very proud of her she has done so well. It is not so busy here and the staff are great. They are in the process of taloring a program for her and the aim is to get her back to what she was  before the seizures started.
She is showing small improvements every day.
For those who have asked she is in ward D room 29.
Thanks to everyone that have  sent messages we read them all to Laura she is very grateful for all the good wishes.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013


Big news everyone! Laura is moving to rehab tomorrow. She will be going to the Casey hospital. Have not got much more info just yet, we will know more when she gets there. 

:)   :)   :)

Monday, 20 May 2013


Another good day, the feeding tube came out today! I talked to Laura and she said "I'm shit but I'm getting there" I think that is a fair call. She is doing extremely well, she even got into the wheelchair again today! She is sleeping a lot better which is giving lots more energy to use throughout the day.

Keep going Laura - your doing amazing big sis!!!


Saturday, 18 May 2013


Things are going well for Laura. She has had a really good week.
She is feeling a lot more control, her jumping legs have settled, she is able to concentrate more and her speech is improving.

The doctors are talking about her going to rehab as early as next week, they are just waiting on a bed. She has started taking her meds by mouth and is managing well.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013


Laura has had a very good day today. She even got to go for a spin in the wheelchair outside to get a bit of fresh air. Doctors are talking about rehab which is all very exciting.

Go Laura! You are amazing big sis!

Sunday, 12 May 2013



Laura has got through the weekend with minimal change, no seizures. she is still a bit uncomfortable, which is making sleep hard and resulting in her being very restless. Just a bit of a bump in the road, she'll get there....it's just a slow process. 

 I treated mum to high tea at the Grand Hyatt for Mother's Day. Thank you to my beautiful friend Helen for organising this and giving us the chance to give mum an afternoon out. 

Laura received a beatiful bunch of flowers yeasterday, thank you to Wally, Jenny and family. 

Thursday, 9 May 2013


Laura had a good day today, she was feeling a bit brighter due to a good nights sleep last night. She was able to get showered this moring and had another good session with the physio.

I got a few words through the phone tonight, can't wait to see her tomorrow night!!

Wednesday, 8 May 2013


Laura is now in the ward. She is doing ok, but getting tired easily and is a bit fed up. Fair enough really, after seven weeks of hospital life. She had a big physio session today, and is eating a bit more.

Slow and steady wins the race........

Monday, 6 May 2013

Right, I'm getting the hang of this now, here's a photo of some of the beautiful flowers Laura received 

Blog away.....

Think I've fixed the problem of not being able to make comments on my blog. Please give it a go now, I've changed a few settings.



Laura has had a good day today, she had a really good night sleep last night. She is still a bit uncomfortable, which is to be expected. (And this is really a good sign, because it means she is completely off the sedation and is functioning on her own is starting to associate what is causing aches and pains etc.)

We think Laura is now ready for a trickle of visitors, one a day would be great. I know everyone is very keen to see her :) :)
 Contact mum and work out the best time and day, we need Laura to hear lots of normal day to day things about what's happening in your lives, to keep her thinking of other things (the hospital is not giving mum and dad much small talk to share with Laura.) even photos of things would be great.

Laura is still in the ICU, she is ready to be moved to the back to the ward although we are waiting on a bed.  We will let you know when this happens.


Sunday, 5 May 2013


Got to see big sis today, she is looking so beautiful. So much better than this time last week.

She is still gracing the ICU with her presence, and has them wrapped around her little finger.
Who can not but love her....

She had her own little ICU salon (Laura style ) today with, head massage and wash, legs shaved, and an all over nutrametics apricot moisturising  (Thank Maxine!).

Laura is doing well although.......she was a little restless today, but nothing a good nights sleep won't fix. The seizures are defiantly slowing (I didn't see one in the 4 hours I spent with her). Doctors are happy with her progress.

Oh an Linda, she loved seeing the quilt. It put a huge smile on her face.
We love that smile.....thank you.

Lou. xo

Friday, 3 May 2013

Small steps forward for Laura today. The breathing tube was taken out this afternoon. She is still having small seizures but the doctors assure us that they are not doing her any damage and they are working on getting rid of them. She is awake and although her throat is sore she can talk again.

Thursday, 2 May 2013

2/5/13 pm

Laura is still in the ICU, they have reduced the sedation, she is able to communicate and ask for what she needs. she is still having small seizures, but the good news is that they are slowing.

For those who are keen to see her, give her a bit more time. She needs to be as quiet as possible (you know Laura, she could talk under water!) so visitors = Laura stressing about not being able to communicate. :)

I've had a few people say that they are having trouble posting on this blog, please let me know about this....not that I'm an expert in this blogging business but I'm sure we could get it sorted. My email is loumow@netspace.net.au