Latest on Nic

It’s been a while since I updated you on what has been going on with Nic Henshilwood of #rabbit4nic fame.
There’s good reason for this. There  have been some complications with Nic’s condition and they have affected his treatment timetable.

Nic was meant to have started his radiated iodine therapy on Monday, but there has been a delay and a change of plan, as his Dad describes:

NICOLAS UPDATE: The Radiated Iodine scan was postponed after the diagnostic scan last Thursday. There are still some Lymph nodes that are problematic and the Oncologists have advised that surgery is the best way forward.
We had a meeting with the ENT Prof on Tuesday. It looks like surgery will be scheduled for late next week!
Nic was a bit anxious at first but is now showing his true brave self!!

When he does go in for his surgery, Nic will obviously have several bunnies to take in with him, thanks to those kind donors across SA.

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They keep coming…

That’s Keean’s rabbit (freshly in from Bloemfontein) on the left and, on the right, a bunny from sisters Kristen and Lize in PE.

And here’s Keean explaining to his local radio station exactly why he has decided to send his rabbit down to Nic in Cape Town (and winning big brownie points at school).

Keean on OFM


Many thanks to Tim at OFM for permission to use the audio clip.  

Handover 1

Rushed day for us today, with many commitments, but I had to find time to share this news:


This is from the first rabbit4nic handover at Nic’s house this morning.
The guys from You Magazine were there to meet Nic and record the event as we handed over the bunnies from Charné in Pretoria and Emma in Durbanville (who I may have called Sarah earlier. Sorry Emma. *blush*)
It was a bit overwhelming for Nic with so many people around – it’s sometimes difficult to remember that he is 9 years old and not well – but it was great to get the bunnies to him and will make his treatment so much more bearable.
We have further arrivals from Bloemfontein tomorrow and Port Elizabeth on Tuesday and we’re actively looking for the best way to use this appeal to help out other kids in Nic’s situation.
Watch this space.