£5711.95 raised - we've reached our target! Any extra raised will be donated to the MS society.

Thank you to all the wonderful people who helped raise £5711.95 for Jennie's operation:

Maria and Elson Tavares / Jon and Caroline / Nick Baynes / Karen Lewis / Alice and Ryan Guy / Susan Witcomb / Rik Alexander / Chris Nelson / Michael Doheny / Mary Casey / Harvey Parker & Antonia Bell / Damyan Pepper / Harry and Xenia Nealon / Becky Moss / Lynn Horton / Marian Parke / Susan Sheridan / Jenny Needham / Alkan Hassan / Martin O Treasaigh / Tommy Hayes / Nick Dryburgh / Andrew Grant / Paul Ayliffe / Craig Gabell / Alan Botwright / Jason Avent / Jacob Harrell / Julia Friedl / Dave Jefferies / Pete Butler / Claire Edmonds / Xu Xiaojun / Juha Cowdrey / Jim Callin / Jay Green / Mark Taylor / Ian Monaghan / Tim Swan / Karen Kelly / Ruth Singleton-Nicholls / Ronan Murphy / James Chapman / Dereck McGibney / Vassos Shiarlis / Ross Stanton / Natalia Kilan / Jenny Beckwith / Tom Williams / Tom Geddes / Mel Ward

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Jennie's first update!

Just a quick post to update you all on Jennie's progress.

Jennie left for Poland early last Sunday (09/01) and arrived at her hotel with no complications. She was admitted to hospital the next day where she underwent preoperative scans. These revealed that both jugular veins were blocked, one 100% and the other 70%, meaning she'd need to have 2 stents inserted to alleviate the blockage. Surgery was scheduled for Tuesday 11th Jan.

After waiting all day (due to an ER crisis) Jennie finally went in for her 2 hr operation at 7pm last night. We waited anxiously by the phone, receiving a call at 9pm from Jennie herself. Her eyesight had already improved by that point and Jennie was in good spirits.

This morning she found her mobility had improved, and she was able to better lift her legs. Jennie remains in hospital today, but she'll be discharged this evening and home tomorrow.

It's early days yet but initial signs are positive and we remain optimistic about her recovery! Thank you once again to everyone who made this possible. More updates to follow!