This friend emailed to ask what she could do for us – a common question from friends and family. We are lucky to have such strong support.

“We're getting great care, from pretty well every department in that hospital. Talk about straining the health dollar!

I can't think of anything we need, but I can tell you that each time I receive a little email like yours, it boosts my spirits. It really does help to know that people are thinking of us.

And Rose is, indeed chubbing up beautifully. The transplant surgeon visited her last weekend, and says he's very impressed and encouraged. He may even decide to transplant her before she hits 8 kilograms.”