Wednesday, March 22, 2006


During our time on 41north we met many other families and friends. Anna and Jack used to meet us on arrival and vice versa. We weren't on the ward much with out each other. Ethan and Jack were kept apart on many occasions due to the risks of cross infection but they would talk and play games through the little isolation windows. Erin and Adele soon found Jack's room and if I couldn't find them, I knew they would be in room 4 playing with Jack and trying to help Anna. Erin formed a special bond with both Jack and Anna. She loved going to hospital to see them and would be upset if they were on leave. We have so many wonderful memories of hospital thanks to them. Erin was over the moon when Anna asked her to go to the zoo with them. She had a great day. Anna and I also became a great support for each other. We both had a nursing degree and a sick child. It was rare to find someone who knew and understood where I was coming from. Once Ethan had finished treatment Erin would still ask about Jack. Jack also left Monash but ventured on to the kids to have more treatment. The treatment involved meant he couldn't see other kids. This upset Erin but she was pleased every time an update came through especially one with photos. She was looking forward to catching up with him after his treatment. She had it all planned, a little party like Ethan and a big present. Sadly this never happened. After a huge battle Jack passed away on his 3rd birthday.

Our deepest sympathy goes to Anna, David and family. We are thinking of you alot.

Jack, we will always remember your beautiful smile. You have taught us a lot about life and living in such a short time. You are truly a star that shone brightly. We will miss you.......

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is hard and heartbreaking to have to deal with a sick child but I am sure nothing can compare to losing a precious son or daughter. My heart goes out to all who are grieving, but may your lives always be richer for having known Jack.
Judi Maxfield