David Burge Updates

David Burge updates his journey with leukemia

Home Again

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Dave was released from hospital yesterday and his immunity is almost zero. Thomas (7) had a belly ache so he kept his distance: I have since found out that he had been eating a great deal of feijoas – including some of the skins – from a tree that overhangs the back garden, so that wasn’t contagious! He is fine now and so is everyone else.

We have received a number of lovely gifts recently, including…

  • Emails and phone calls with encouraging words.
  • Prayers and thoughts for Dave’s recovery.
  • A friend we haven’t seen for at least a couple of years dropped by. He is a qualified electrician and on the spur of the moment fixed a broken light switch.
  • We received a lovely food parcel with lots of wonderful goodies.
  • Someone bought us a number of loaves of gluten free bread. Fried eggs on toast for dinner tonight :-).
  • Bottled water for Dave – he has to drink 2 litres every day.
  • A friend took the younger children to the park to play for a few hours.
  • Gifts of money which allow extra things that make life much easier, e.g. a self-teaching spelling program for our homeschool and money for an Art Camp which Noah is going to this weekend.

… there are many others, so if you are not included in the above it is not that we do not appreciate your gifts and acts of service to us.

This news story might be of interest:

Leukemia Survivor Gets Future, Sister Back With Transplant


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April 9, 2010 at 9:47 pm

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  1. Glad Dave is back home, and glad Thomas’ belly ache was due to feijoas!! :o) (and over fairly quickly I assume)


    April 9, 2010 at 11:13 pm

  2. hi there

    Just back in town after being at the beach for a week. Glad to hear David is home – so much nicer than hospital – i had to laugh about the feijoas! I have done that but with strawberries! yummy yum!
    love to all


    April 10, 2010 at 2:15 pm

  3. Great to hear from Vicki that you are home Dave. Friends and family in the USA, New Plymouth, Mangawai, Te Kuiti, Kaukapakapa,Wellsford and Howick Baptist Church are all praying for you daily Dave, Tanya and your children.
    Thomas’ feijoa binge reminded me of the blackboy peach binge of my childhood – a great lesson in moderation in all things.


    April 12, 2010 at 9:19 am

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