Thursday, 5 January 2012

Priscilla's Latest

Priscilla and her foster mom, Donna, went by bus to Toronto yesterday to meet Dr Gladdy and Dr Catton, the 2 specialists that will be treating her. Their plan, to be confirmed next week, is 28 days of radiation treatment given on weekdays only so that she can be at home with her family at the weekends. Then she will have an 8 week break and then surgery to remove the tumour which will hopefully be much smaller after the radiation. Priss has to go into Ottawa for another MRI of the tumour on Friday, Jan 6th.

Hopefully the Canadian Cancer Society will help cover the transport costs but I don't know about her accommodation costs at this point. I have just found this link for ppl needing to travel lond distances to Toronto for treatment

Here at home we've just been pottering this week. There's so much sport on TV that I can't resist so a lot of knitting is getting done at the same time. Twitch comes indoors during the hottest part of the day and is most entertaining and amusing too...she love to sit on Joe's knee and be stroked, so much so that when he puts her down she tries to get back up!!

The Christmas tree etc has been packed away, next Christmas's cards bought at half price and last year's saved to make gift tags. Now's also the time to pick up reduced cost decorations, crackers(bon-bons) and Christmas fabric to make napkins and gift bags in place of wrapping paper. The tablecloths and napkins have been washed and ironed and stored away.

Deb and I went to Fremantle on Tuesday, Kakulis Sisters for a few goodies(including liquid smoke) and then a relaxing cuppa in the Woolshed cafe....not frugal but really nice! We also went into the Chinese supermarket for noodles and edamame beans(green soy beans in the freezer).

Nothing to do with anything I've just said but here are a few of my favourite houses in St Jude, Quebec where Joe's brother and sister live with their families!

Bye bye for now,
Love from Sue


  1. PMH Lodge is where I will be staying mum. I have to find out the exact cost, but the nurse said it's about $100/week and includes 3 meals a day.

  2. I've got my fingers crossed for Priscilla.

    Love the Anne-of-Green-Gables style last house!

  3. I'm still thinking of Priscilla and sending love, just sorry there's no more practical support I can send and hoping solutions for that prove easy to find.