David Burge Updates

David Burge updates his journey with leukemia

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Dave has been home since Saturday. He has been going into the Day Stay each morning to check his methotrexate levels (methotrexate was the chemo drug he had last week). This morning’s blood result showed he can now stop taking the Folinic acid. The Folinic acid tablets were supposed to be taken at very precise times, so each night the alarm was set for 1:45 am for the middle-of-the-night dose :-/.

On Tuesday I took our wonderful 10 seater Toyota Hiace for a service on the North Shore. I dropped Dave and some boys at the Day Stay on the way through (Dave’s Dad collected them later). The traffic was terrible: it took over half an hour to get from Takanini to Manukau (approx. 8km/5mi), so we were late. I’m going to put in another plug here for the team at North Shore Toyota: not only did they complete all the work on time even though I brought the van in late, they didn’t charge me a cent. That was very kind indeed and a very special gift to us. I took the three smallest children with me. My Dad and Di looked after the children and I while the van was serviced :-). We all had a lovely time: pizza, real coffee for me, a swim and a trip to the park. Tim and Ruth (4 & 2 years) slept in the van on the way home and then slept another couple of hours at home!

Dave has had a lung function test. Next week he has some kind of test booked every day.


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March 17, 2010 at 10:51 pm

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  1. Apart from Dave being a bit of a lab rat (!!!) it sounds like there are things to be thankful for.


    March 26, 2010 at 7:29 pm

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