Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Milly is home from hospital

Milly was allowed to come home this morning and Alex and Sam are thrilled to be all together as a family once more.

Milly has to rest and be settled as much as possible, and Alex and Sam have asked if visitors could wait until after the weekend. (Could you ring first)

They again want to thank all their amazing friends who have supported them and also to extend their thanks to Robins Ward at the John Radcliff Hospital in Oxford for looking after Milly so well.

Love Linda

Sunday, 11 March 2012

An amazing response to fundraising for Milly an update.

We are thrilled to announce that Luke Dawson's total amount collected from his open mic night on Thursday 8th March raised a fantastic £834.00. Thank you so much to everyone who came along to support him and his friends at the Racehorse.

Today at the Saints during a bucket shake for Milly the kindness of the Saints players, fans and supporters throwing in donations to our buckets raised a staggering £2292.68.

We are overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of the Northampton people in helping this gorgeous little girl at this time. I can assure you that every penny that has been donated will reach the Adkins family, and will make a massive difference to them during this difficult time.

Thank you so much

Love Linda

Friday, 9 March 2012

Milly's operation outcome

Alex and Sam are hugely proud of how Milly has coped with her surgery. Immediately after the operation her Surgeon Jay seemed optimistic that he had managed to remove some of Milly's tumour and the family felt that this was a positive step forward.

Very sadly it transpired on an MRI scan yesterday that in fact the surgeon had not been able to remove the substance of the tumour. What he had removed was purely scar tissue resulting from a previous operation when Milly was 4 and her tumour size (despite the major operation) has remained unchanged.

Alex and Sam are now facing more bewildering decisions as to how to proceed to help Milly. There is an option of more surgery next week, but that is much more dangerous than her initial operation that she had on Wednesday.

Please join me in wishing them all the best love in all the world as they make decisions about Milly’s future.

Alex and Sam wanted to again say to everyone that the encouragement and love they have received from their friends and family are sustaining them and it is this love that is helping them at this really difficult time.

Love Linda

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Operation update

Milly has had her operation. It took approximately 8 hours, she is now in the High Dependency Unit in the neuro-surgical ward in Oxford.

Sam and Alex said: A massive thank you to every one who has supported us, it is a really big comfort to us to know that there are so many people that are behind us and care for us. Today has been really hard and we have been frightened all day –this day has been the longest!

It is very early days for Milly, but we have been told that the next 48 hours could be full of big ‘ups and downs’. We will not know for some time how the surgery will impact on Milly’s life until she is truly awake; but we hope with all our hearts that her surgeon, Jay, has managed to make the tumour small enough so that further treatment options could be available to us.

Milly has been so brave today and we are really proud of her.

Love Alex and Sam xx

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Milly is much better and her operation is going ahead tomorrow - this is a little news update from Milly herself.

Hello this is Milly here, I have not had my operation yet because I was poorly. but I am better now. I am in in the special house that my mummy and Daddy are staying in by the hospital (home from home house provided by Clik Sargent). I did not get much sleep last night on the ward because the baby was crying and story story was on playing ALL night and my daddy was snoring. Mummy and Linda stayed the here in this house for the parents and they slept well and I do not think that is fair! (she laughed)

I have just eaten crumpets and later we are going to do some baking, some fairy cakes, chocolate ones. I am going to have a little sleep.

Love Milly

Monday, 5 March 2012

Milly, bless her heart, has a temperature and so the operation has had to be postponed.

When the family arrived at Oxford yesterday on routine observations Milly was found to have a temperature. This morning she was visited by the anesthetist who said that is was not medically advisable to go ahead with surgery in this instance. They do not know why Milly has a temperature as her throat, ears etc are all normal.

The plan is to see how Milly gets on today. The family have been put in ‘isolation’ ,but they are all together. If Milly's temperature stays normal today her operation will be rescheduled for this Wednesday 7th March, but if Milly continues to be unwell today it is likely that they will be asked to leave the hospital – return to Daventry and have the operation rescheduled for sometime next week - (no date available yet)

I am sure you will all join me in wishing Alex Sam and Milly all the best wishes and massive amounts of love.

When Alex gives me any more information for her email tree I will let you all know.

Love Linda x

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Helping Milly - Fund Raising Evening.. tonight 19:00 until 00:00 Woodford Halse Social Club

All preparations are steaming ahead for the fundraising night tonight. So many people have been so kind and donated some really wonderful items for the auction and raffle. Please come along if you are free!

MIlly will be going in to Oxford Hospital tomorrow in preparation for her surgery on Monday, I know that every one will join me in wishing her all the love in the world.

Love Linda