In June 2020 just one month short of her second birthday, and after 3 trips to emergency with what I thought was a nasty virus, Chloé was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. My baby had cancer. My heart broke in 2 and I went into some sort of shock.Continue reading “Chloé’s journey: One day at a time”
On the 20th of October 2008 our 2 year old daughter, Kali, was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. This is news you, as a parent, never want to hear. After the initial shock of it all and realisation that her treatment was going to mean long, gruelling hospital stays, over many months, I quickly turned my attention to a life long passion of mine, physical activity/exercise. How was I going to keep a little unwell toddler entertained and active over such a long length of time under such tough conditions?Continue reading ““Carpe Diem” Seize the Day”
The day I was told that our son has cancer is a day that will never be forgotten. For us, this day was Sunday 28th January 2018 at approximately 1pm. I remember the word “leukaemia” so clearly like it was only yesterday. It was that word said, almost 12 months ago that shattered the life we had previously known, never to be the same again.Continue reading “The cruellest disease”
As we step in to another big round of treatment, we are again faced with the uncertainty of what the future holds.Continue reading “Worry & Fear”
We all inherently know that having meaningful personal relationships leads to us living much happier and more fulfilled lives, and I believe it is something that most of us do strive for on a daily basis – whether or not we succeed quite as often as that.Continue reading “Meaning-full relationships”
A quick recap …
My son Lochie was diagnosed on January 28 2018 with ALL PH+ Leukaemia and was admitted immediately to the Royal Children’s Hospital.
The first time we were discharged was after our most intense and difficult stint in late June.Continue reading “Home vs Hospital”