Sergio is Back

Posted by on Feb 14, 2013 in News | 2 comments

Sergio O’Connor, Donal, Rosa and Tadhg arrived back in Ireland this week after a stay of over nine months in the Children’s Hospital Boston where Sergio underwent specialist life-changing operations and treatment not available in Ireland. Sergio and his father Donal travelled home by air-ambulance with refueling stopovers in Newfoundland and Iceland before arriving in Dublin late last night. They were met on arrival by an ambulance for transfer to Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin. Donal and his wife Rosa are so...

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Day 270: Friday 18/01/2013

Posted by on Jan 19, 2013 in News | 1 comment

Sergio had his scheduled esophogram this afternoon. The procedure was quick and Sergio was back in his room 30 minutes later. We weren’t able to get the formal report from the surgeons as they were caught up with another case and therefore didn’t get a chance to calculate the measurements. However the contrast studies appear to show no significant change from last week which is actually good news. Just before going to bed, Sergio’s nurse luckily spotted that his PIC line was somehow exposed and nearly falling out. Ironically...

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Day 269: Thursday 17/01/2013

Posted by on Jan 18, 2013 in News | Comments Off on Day 269: Thursday 17/01/2013

Apologizes for not updating the blog since before Christmas. The truth be told, we have been on a bit of a roller coaster of highs and lows over the last few weeks. The main concern was that a small part of Sergio’s esophagus was narrowing right down and it appeared that the weekly dilations were not working. The surgeons then started talking about the possibility of needing further major surgery which would take several more months to recovery from. We were fairly devastated with the news that was delivered to us before Christmas. The...

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Day 236: Saturday 15/12/2012

Posted by on Dec 16, 2012 in News | 1 comment

Visit Visita Eating...

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Day 234: Thursday 13/12/2012

Posted by on Dec 15, 2012 in News | 2 comments

This morning the boys got a big surprise as they went to visit Santa for the first time ever. They went completely silence and appeared rather dubious about the big man all dressed in red. Sergio kept looking back and forth from Santa to me with an expression that more or less read “help me, I don’t like the look of this man”. Tadhg ran off to a hiding spot in the corner of the room and spied on Santa from a safe distance away. It was only when Santa produced two teddy bears that the boys’ mood change to one of sudden...

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