28 Nov 18

By Dominic Byrne

Single Parent Getting After It

That’s not a bag of urine, beer or ice tea. It’s a litre of fluid drained from Lou’s right lung. The reason she hasn’t been eating and has had 24/7 nausea.

The tube was still attached in the pic, and the bag drained another .5 of a litre making it a rounded 1.5-litre, collected through thoracentesis. A procedure in which a needle is inserted into the pleural space between the lungs and the chest wall to remove excess fluid from the area.


  1. Dearest Louise, just wont to send lots of love , strength, thoughts to you in wishing you well.
    I remember bringing Scarlett over for sleepovers, way back then, she loved coming, she always said “Louise has such a great Mum, breaky in bed!!”
    Louise do hope you are feeling a little better and can eat a little.
    You have such a wonderful family.
    Louise you are such a dear friend of Scarlett.
    Will be there on the 6th.
    Lots of love Libby Xooo

  2. Lou – I wish you all the strength to get through this time. You are extremely brave and resilient!
    A very courageous woman.
    All the Best and thoughts are with you!
    Will Dawson

  3. I read Louise’s story the other day and just wanted to say she is a truly inspiring and brave woman. I hope she gets the results she needs from these targeted chemo treatments. Hope she makes a speedy recovery from the lung procedure. Thinking of you guys.

  4. Dominic,
    I am so sorry to read this about Louise. She is in our prayers. We are going through the same type of cancer with my wife.

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