It’s over - Aria MacDonald

It’s over

There is a sense of relief that Christmas is over and we got thru the day just fine as we thought we would.
It wasn’t easy. We Skyped back home and spoke to my sister and Hamish’s family. Hamish found it a bit difficult to be away from them. For me it was my day on with Aria so I didn’t have time to absorb it all.

For me I certainly missed the big feast that come on Christmas Day! Eating a scoop of mashed potato and a tiny piece of tasteless pork loin did not hit the spot. I said to Hamish the first thing I am going to do when we get into an apartment is cook a big roast with all the trimmings. We are still getting used to the food, mainly because we don’t have cooking facilities and have to dine on hospital cafe food. But we have been blessed with homecooked American food which has been different to food as home but just as yummy.

Asher has lost weight since being here. So we are just feeding him whatever he will eat. Top of the list is donuts and cheeseburgers! I know, shocking but he does eat fruit and drink water so it isn’t too bad. As long as there are calories going in we are happy. I jumped on the scales and as I had suspected I had lost around 3kgs. Unlike Asher I could well do with it. The hospital cafe does have an excellent salad bar where you make your own so I have been living on that and bagels and cream cheese. Just a little bit because the cream cheese here has about 20% of the favour the cream cheese at home does.

Aria is ok today. No bleeds for two days so that is great. She is pretty sleepy but that isn’t surprising because she didn’t sleep a wink yesterday from 7am – 11pm when I made her close her eyes and hold my hand and she finally fell asleep.

Asher and I are off to church tomorrow so that is great, really looking forward to it. Going with Carol and hopefully catching up with her neighbour Fran. I rang Fran today because she had sent us a very kind christmas present and Carol had told me she was English. We spoke for awhile and it was so nice. Hope you don’t mind me saying Fran! Her accent was like one of Aria’s doctors at home, Dr K and it was funny cause those little things bring back memories of home. I find it very weird I miss the Starship crew but it seems strange to be doing hospital without them. Lots of history I suppose but I feel like perhaps one of them (or all!) might come sailing thru the door at all stage, yet I know they won’t, it’s hard. They are our people and Aria’s people who have worked hard to get us here.

Anyway, there is HEAPS of snow. I am very keen to get out in it and might dress Asher up tomorrow arvo in his snow gear (thanks to some christmas presents) and get out in it.

5 Responses to “It’s over”

  1. Lisa Robertson says:

    So lovely reading your posts, and the pics are great!
    Glad you got through Christmas day, keeping you all in our thoughts xx

  2. Tiffany Keller says:

    I’m glad to hear that things went well today. I keep praying for the transplant for Aria!

  3. Viv says:

    Hey there! Your “Starship peeps” miss you guys – but SO grateful that you are where you are – still marvel at God’s answering of prayer – and His timing, which is, as always, perfect.

  4. Kathleen and Anita says:

    Am sure will you have a wonderful time at church and will be blessed by the spiritual food. And what fun you and Asher will have in the snow! Enjoy it! We had a hail storm on the 25th and it poured with rain today so we are still waiting for a fine evening to all meet at a park to see the fantastis christmas lights. This year the theme is Jurassic Park. The lights there must be very pretty in the snow. Love to you all

  5. jen says:

    what a neat experience the snow will be for Asher

    God is always with you Anita 🙂

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