Saturday, 27 April 2013

Growing Up Fast :)

Its been a while now since i have last updated my blog the last time was for Karagh's Christmas Party for St Johns Ward.

Since then Karagh has been doing great she has had a few sore throats in the last few months. .We have said it to our GP about her having her tonsils out so we just have to wait and see what is going to happen. She has started all her vaccination needles again because when she got sick they were put on hold as they wouldn't have been any good to her from the chemo.

We are back to Crumlin Hospital on the 14th of May to have a scan and to see her oncology doctor to make sure everything is ok. .the past few scans have all been good so hopefully it stays that way and this scan is good too.

Some of you may already know that we got some more good news that we are expecting another little baby girl in few weeks time. We are so happy and excited and cannot wait for Karagh to meet her little sister :) we had a checkup on Wednesday and the baby is doing fine and everything is ok :)

                                                               Baby Cahill No2 :)

Karagh is growing up so fast its hard to believe where the time has gone. .2 weeks ago we moved Karagh from her cot into her little bed she still getting use to it but so far so good. .There a few nights now where she finds it funny and thinks its a game because she can get out of the bed and run around the room :) but she getting better as the days go by. .Everything takes time :)

Karagh's little bed :)

Looking back through photos the other day and found this one of Karagh after her first round of chemo.

Here is a picture of Karagh now Taken Few days ago

Wearing her new Tottenham Jersey :)
Enjoying a day in the Park :)
Karagh and cousin Sasha playing In jumping jacks :)
cant go anywhere witout Karagh looking for Sasha she loves Sash :)

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Happy Christmas :)

Christmas is getting closer now and we are so excited :)  we had loads of fun putting up our tree and decorations and with the help of Karagh too. .she love the tree so much she even gets under it and then try's to stand up relising she cant. Its so funny with her :)

                                             Here she is trying to stand up while under the tree

Last weekend we had Karagh Christmas Party for St Johns Oncology Ward Crumlin Hospital in City West Hotel. It was absolutely brilliant we had a brilliant time and so did Karagh. She was up playing and dancing with the other kids and she got to see Santy for the First time. She wasn't  to Happy seeing him she didn't cry but didn't want to be to close to him :)

Was so nice to see all the children having so much fun playing, dancing and doing Karaoke. They had the best night ever. We got to meet all Karagh's nurses which was nice because we had not seen them since Karagh finished her treatment. They couldn't believe how big she got she would have only been 7 months old since they last seen her so it was great to see them all. The Party went on for 3 hours and for the 3 hours Karagh did not stop once she was on the go the hole time. When we got home that evening and it was time for Karagh to go to bed she went straight asleep she had worn herself out from all the running around she did. So Happy she had a good time and i did aswell :)

                                                    Karagh on the Dance floor
                                                            Karagh meeting Santa
                                                               HO    HO    HO
                                                 Karagh after getting her face painted
                                       Karagh Sarah and Dr Capra Karagh's Doctor

From Me Karagh and Sarah we would like to wish everybody a Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year:)

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Sorry its been ages since ive been on to update my blog. The last time was just after Karagh's first birthday. She is doing so well the past few Months she is flying it around now its so hard to keep up with her :)She is teething like mad so she has her good days and her bad days and with five teeth she likes to try eat everything :) .For such a small person she has an amazing appetite and i thought i was the one with a good appetite :) Im not complaining though because its better shes eating loads than none at all.

Im really looking forward for Christmas this year, last year i didn't really enjoy it, well not that i didn't enjoy it i did because it was Karagh's first Christmas but because when we were told she was sick i thought it was going to be her only one. the night we found out Karagh was sick i couldn't stay the night in the hospital so when i went home i put up the Christmas tree so that when Karagh came home from hospital it was there for her to see, Putting up Christmas tree is suppose to be a fun time for family's for me that night was so hard because i had just found out few hours ago that Karagh had cancer i cried as i put the tree up, even now as im writing this its bringing it all back and its still emotional every time i think about it. There nights still ware im lying in bed with tears coming from my eyes because i still think about it all and what she went through, to me Karagh is my inspiration to stay strong, believe and keep fighting she did all them things and more and came out on top

.This year is going to be brilliant because we going to be doing it as a family the 3 of us and i no as we are putting the tree up and the decorations on Karagh is going to be thinking hope yee both no im going to pull this down :) ha i can just picture her with the smile on her face looking at me as she creeps closer and closer to it with her hand out, but like me i no she is excited and will just be curious so its something i am looking forward too :)

Karagh and her cheeky smile :)
Relaxing with Daddy
Ready to go for a walk
                                                     Playing on her Minnie Mouse Car
 In this photo Karagh is looking at the television because Andrea Bocelli live in Central Park is on and she love to listen to him singing especially when he singing Time To Say Goodbye but this is how she is when he singing noting will distract her and she never takes her eyes of the television :)


Thursday, 6 September 2012

1 year old :)

On the 4th of September Karagh turned 1 :) we had the best birthday party ever for her, loads of family and friends and lovely messages from Karagh's followers on facebook.
We had an absolute brilliant day the sun was shining and the kids had fun on the bouncy castle :)
After all she has been through she deserved to be spoiled on her big day and she did indeed get spoiled by everybody.She got lovely presents and cards from many people including Stefano a friend we meet in Lourdes he was from Italy. .he sent her a post card saying Happy Birthday and in Italian he wrote Greetings i pray for you :) which was so nice of him he always came over to her the hotel and he said to me he will never forget her.

I cant believe she is 1 already the year flew round with its downs but then we had our ups aswell being told that Karagh is N.E.D which was the best news we could have ever got.
She surprised everybody that day when they looked at the scan the doctor said to us that they couldnt believe that it had just disappeared it had shrunk with the chemo she was getting.
When i heard it first i was shocked but when i knew it had gone i was over the moon with joy and so happy.

Now Karagh is 1 year old and she is as happy as ever and still N.E.D we had her check up on Tuesday and the doctor was happy with her said she is doing fine growing well and putting on weight :)
We had her MRI booked for Monday but the Machine was broken so we have to wait on another date for the scan so still bit nerves even tho the doctor said she was fine but just want to get the scan done and to see that everything is 100%

Karagh with her Birthday Cake :)

Cake with Minnie Mouse

Me Sarah and Karagh :)

Singing Happy Birthday

Karagh had a brilliant Birthday so many Pictures to show her when she gets older and thanks everybody for all her birthday wishes on her Karagh Mouse Clubhouse Page :) xxx

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Here are some of the Pictures we took while we were in Lourdes

Karagh and Stephano our friend we met from Italy

The Upper Basilica 

Karagh and Sarah in front of Our Lady Statue

Me and Sarah on top of Pic De Jur with Lourdes in background

Me Sarah and Karagh 

Candle Light Procession

Karagh kissing the Grotto in Lourdes

Drinking holy water from Grotto

Karagh's Rosary Beads on tree

                                                                    Me and Karagh

Our 3 Roses we left at Our Lady's Statue

  We had a brilliant time there and memories that we will never forget and friends that we will have forever :)

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Trip to Lourdes

After a brilliant week in Lourdes we are back home :) ,we had a really good time and we met lots of really nice people. It was a week full of good times that i will never ever forget. we brought Karagh to the baths in Lourdes where she was placed into really cold water, me and Sarah also got into them and the thing about the  baths is when we got out we where bone dry. We also did the Candle light procession which was the most beautiful thing i ever seen. We brought Karagh to the Grotto where she rubbed her hand all along the wall as soon as we took her out of the buggy it was like she knew she had to do it and we did the Blessing for the sick where we were anointed with special oils and blessed by the priest.

We went to the top of the pic du jer which is a mountain in Lourdes that is 1100 metre to where the cable car drops us and i walked another 300 to the top where the cross is that illuminates at night, was a good day and the views was brilliant.

There was lots of things we done during the week and one of the things was placing a set of Rosary Beads on a tree for Karagh with her picture and soother attached to them, for me it was a happy but emotional time  
Throughout the hole week Karagh was brilliant she never cried once and she made alot of new friends as me and Sarah did too, One man from day one every day in the hotel at breakfast, lunch and dinner came over to Karagh and always said hello, he was from Italy, he gave Karagh 2 pairs of rosary beads and he gave Sarah a pair and me a gold coin on a key ring from the Vatican in Rome which was really nice. I talked to him through his translator and was telling him the reason Karagh was in Lourdes and what was wrong with her, he couldn't believe it.He said to me he had falling in love with her the first time he seen her and she always smiled at me, Before i finished talking to him he ask me could he have a picture of Karagh and our address as he wants to keep in touch with us to see how Karagh is doing :) and he told me he will pray for her every day.


I said alot of prayers for Karagh, for children who is fighting Cancer and for the one,s who have lost there lives to Cancer and  for there family's aswell and also lit candles for them too.

During thee week in Lourdes we were told that Karagh's Peach's Neet Feet arrived and we were so excited to see them and let Karagh see them and try them on and i have to say that they are the nicest cutest things ever and she is delighted and was full of smiles when she took them out of the box :)

I will have pictures of our time in Lourdes and also pictures of Karagh with her new runners on up tomorrow :)


Thursday, 9 August 2012

Its almost Karagh's first Birthday and her next scan which means we are happy but at the same time nervous about the scan, she is having an MRI scan on her full body this time, she is having it the 3rd of September and then we are back up on the 4th the day of her birthday to see her doctor with the results of the scan.

Its been a year that seems like it flew but at the same time the longest year ever if that makes sense, we have had lots of ups and downs, One of the biggest things we got hit with in the year was been told Karagh had Cancer its a day i will never forget for the rest of my life. Its one the things you never want to hear.She was in treatment for 3 months and everyday for the 3 months i kept saying to myself i wish it was me instead of her i just didn't want her going through it all. Then after her 3 months of treatment we were given the best news ever that the chemotherapy had worked and that the tumor had gone and Karagh didn't have to go through it anymore :)We were over the moon we were delighted. She's had one scan already since then and it was all clear so im praying that this one is the same and i no it will be.

We have had our first Holiday with Karagh to Spain and it was brilliant she had a lovely time we all did and Karagh loved the water she cried every time we took her out.Cant wait to bring her again next year :)

                                              Karagh having a swim for the first time
                                                     Posing for the camera :)

 I've had my appendix removed just 3 weeks ago and when i was going down to the theatre i was nervous because it was my first time ever to have an operation done but i was saying to myself on the way down i don't care how long it takes i no im going to be sore after but i don't care how sore this is only a quarter of what Karagh went through. The only thing that i wasn't looking forward to after was not been able to pick Karagh up and give her hugs but its been 3 weeks now so im just glad im getting better and i can pick her up again :)

We are off to Lourdes in the morning for a week cant wait to go :) will have pictures and updates on how it goes when we are back home :)