What a wonderfully heart warming day! It was so good to have all the family together with Laurel and Maddi. Thankyou to all our amazing family and friends for your generosity in helping make this possible. We have no idea how to thank everyone but you all have truly made us have a very special time. The kids were stoked to spend plenty of time with Maddi, they havent seen her in over 7 weeks or Laurel, a very magic time.
The good news dosent stop there. Maddi is over her tummy bug and arrangements are now booked for Laurel and Maddi to return to Christchurch hospital on a medical plane on Thursday or Friday! This is a massive step. Maddi is out of isolation, no measles and ready to be cared for in ChCh hospital. This will be a relief for Laurel, who hasnt been home in over 7 weeks and pretty much been in like hospital prison. She will be going to a ward. Maddi isnt out of woods totally she still has fluid but its decreasing, she may still need another brain drain but if so they can do that in ChCh. Just like to thank our Auckland Angel's Aunty Pauline ClarkePauline and Uncle Mike Clarke your support and love in our most trying times will never be forgotten, like having a second set of parents...amazing. Thanks also to our other friends who live in Auckland and have offered help and support, just knowing we had backups and offers of help meant so much. Our little girl is a superhero, she has been thru so much but keeps smiling and ticking so many boxes. Laurel cant wait to see everybody and if youd like to visit Maddi and Laurel in hospital in ChCh that is fine just send a message first so we dont pack out room at same time. We are doing good, weve found strengths we thought we never had, and realised we truly have the best family and friend support network in world. We are truly blessed and thankful to have each and everyone of you in our lives.