Posted on March 4, 2017
Firstly, a huge thanks is due to Donald Stainburn who has just completed a 47km tough terrain bike ride for Sally in New Zealand. Thank you Donald! Ive added a couple of photo’s form the ride.
As for Sally, after spending 9 days in AMU at Airedale, the doctors came around to tell us that they had made Sally as stable as possible from the infection and kidney function point of view, and if we wanted to go back to Germany we needed to go now. After a short period of upset and coming to terms with this on Wednesday morning, we got back in the battalion, booked the ferry and sailed over to Rotterdam on Weds evening with the kids and Sally’s mum. Sally is retaining a lot of fluid and wasn’t able to fly unfortunately so we spent a very rocky and sleepless night on the ferry, but made it back to the Hallwang intact.
We’re now at a critical point where we need to treat the liver tumours further ASAP in order to prevent the infection/sepsis symptoms taking hold and Sally’s organs shutting down in response. We have now sold our car, remortgaged for £25k, now taken out a loan in Sally’s name for £20k, and a further £15k in my name, we really are at financial breaking point but have never needed the funds as much. Sally's kidney function took a battering with the sepsis but is now improving day-on-day, and the fluid is passing slowly. Hopefully in the next couple of days she will re-start the cancer treatment but it looks like we will need to stay another 4 weeks at least this time to make sure we’re not straight back into Airedale when we come back home. I think we’re looking at around £120k for this visit, of which including loans we have around £45k. Although the You Caring page appears to stand at £19k, the funds from this come straight into the Paypal account so are already spent.
Thank you to all who have helped us and please, please, please give what you can, share with others, share with businesses, anything you can is eternally appreciated and we really do hope to return he favour to others who, God forbid, might find themselves in this situation in the future.
Good luck with all of the events planned (the list is attached) we’re overwhelmed with all the help and planning that’s gone into these.
Thank you all,
Love Liam, Sally, Ryan, Adam, Maisy, George and Michele (Sally’s mum) x