Wow.. what a day! I can’t believe we’ve been in Boston for barely 48 hours and so much has happened.

Today really was a big long wait, but it was worth it. Meg was in surgery for 8 hours, and emerged soon after in intensive care with a funky hairstyle! (Neurosurgeons aren’t noted for their hairstyling but even Prof Black was pleased with his handiwork!)

It was a huge relief to hear from Prof Black and his team that everything went smoothly. But it was just magic to see a sleepy Meg in intensive care. She talked to us and within a few hours was looking her normal self. First thing she was allowed were a few ice cubes to sooth her throat and she really liked them – you should have seen her eyes light up when she was allowed some cold water! Tomorrow she can have breakfast and she’ll move to the ward. She’s such a star she’ll be better in no time :o)

She’s sleeping now and Helen and Peter are staying with her tonight. Thank you all so much for all your comments and emails.  You’ve really helped keep us going (and given us something to distract us while we were waiting!) and I know Meg is really touched by your kind words.

Meg has made it!

21 thoughts on “Success!

  1. Great News! You have been so strong as a family but the sheer relief that the op is over with must be wonderful. I look forward to keeping up with the news on Megs full recovery. Penny

  2. Wonderful News!
    Give our love to Meg – and we look forward to hearing from the Star herself at some point.

  3. Must be hard to believe that all the efforts, energies, worries, triumphs that led up to yesterday have come together, and Meg is awake, well and beautiful as ever. Thankyou all so much for keeping us informed. Most of Hampshire has had butterflies in their stomachs waiting for news from Boston!

    Huge amounts of love to you all,

    Leah, Geoff, Marcie & Jess XXXX

  4. Wooooohooooooo! And breakfast in bed now, Meg… Make the most of it.

    So happy. Thanks for all the updates Helen & Josh.

    Lots of love,

    Anna xxxx

  5. Morning Meg!

    So happy to here it all went well 🙂

    Cant wait to have you back in England again,

    All my love,

    C xxx

  6. Fantastic news, glad to hear everything went so well. Thanks for keeping the blog so updated….was checking it all day yesterday! Get well soon Meggy,

    Lots of Love


  7. Hi Meg

    Great to hear that you are successfully through the op and I hope that you are starting to feel better.

    I look forward to seeing you when you are back at Warwick.

    Best wishes

    Love Julia

  8. Wooohooo! Thanks Josh and Helen for the updates… Still thinking of you all and glad Meg is getting back to her normal bubbly self…


  9. That is such fantastic news, well done triumphant Meg! And well done Helen Peter and Josh for getting through what must have been a really tough day. Keep on smiling and you will get better and better every minute.
    With lots of love from Jennles, Annette and Clive x x x

  10. I’m so glad to hear everything came out ok… ;-}
    Cathy and (we’re not)Wicked(we’re misunderstood)

  11. Logging on just now and getting the update was enough to bring tears to my eyes.

    My Year 9s (they were busy with a task – aren’t I a focused teacher?) had no idea why I was staring at my laptop with a wobbly face but Meg got a cheer when I explained why. See, you’re even getting love from 13 year old children you’ve never met!

    Looking forward to seeing you back in the UK, Helen, so you can tell me all about it.

    Love from Jo (who is smiling so much, she looks psychotic)

  12. Hiya

    heard about Meg via her brother Will – I work for one of his client companies. I’m really glad to hear that Meg is doing well and wish you all really well for the future.

    Love, Marie

  13. Wonderful news! We all hope that you are up and about really soon. With love and best wishes from “The Spragues”

  14. Hi Meg and Helen

    It’s wonderful news – I’ve just sobbed onto my laptop! Best go and clear the tears up eh!

    Take care


  15. We heard the news through Jenty and I wanted to read it for myself. I can hear the delight – it is more than relief. Please know that we are all thinking of you and willing Meg better.


  16. Meg and Family; I am the communications manager at IMRIS, the folks who developed and installed the moving MRI that brought you to Boston Children’s – and the type of system you are trying to bring ‘home’

    First – My personal best wishes for a speedy recovery. We have been reading your website to stay up-to-date and are thrilled to see the operation went well. We know you are in very good hands at Boston Children’s!

    Stories like yours are why we all do what we do at IMRIS! You are an inspiration to our team and to anyone who has been touched by your strength and determination.

    Our prayers are with you!

  17. yaaay thats wonderful news. I’ve been thinking of all of you all day! Lots of love and hugs and thank you for keeping us posted! Can’t wait to see you all fixed and well Meg! lots of love Lilly x x x

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