Once again thank you all for your lovely, supportive comments regarding Ruby. I`m sorry if I didn`t get around to you last week but I`m sure you`ll understand what a trying week it`s been. More later.
This weeks challenge at Simply Less is More is to make a card using LITTLE CREATURES
Well....I had a good root about and found this set of stamps I bought years ago from Creative Expressions ( I think) and only inked up once. Although the stamps are quite a good size, mice are quite small creatures aren`t they?
I started by stamping the two mice then, after masking them I stamped the lamp post. I also made a mask for the lamp so I could sponge the background with decorative chalks.
I coloured the image with Promarkers and added a sentiment from the same set. Unfortunately I caught the edge of the stamp and left a tiny mark so I`ve covered it with a clear gem.
Right, back to Ruby. Last week she had a lumber puncture and a CT scan on her head. There was some concern that she may have a tumour in her nasal passages aswell as she was still having some trouble breathing especially when laying flat. Anyway both sets of results have come back clear so that is a bonus. The steroids seem to be working and her breathing has improved over the last few days but she has ballooned. Her face looks like the moon bless her, she does look healthy but we are aware that it`s the steroids and she will lose weight once the treatment starts.
Because she has already had a full course of Chemo and quite recently, the effects appear alot sooner so she will start to lose her hair almost immediately. Not sure how she`ll deal with that this time but I`m sure we`ll get round it somehow. So this is the start of another 2 year treatment plan which will probably last at least 6 months longer because there`ll be times when treatment is delayed because of infections. By the time it`s finished poor kid will have spent more than half her life having treatment.
Apart from that Ruby is fine. Loving the attention, making friends with the nursing staff and eating like a horse.
Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx