Lockdown update 28 April 2020
As we went into lockdown Hollie completed another round of testing. The hospital has become a different place, and we are pleased to have been able to stay home for the last 4 weeks. Unlike friends and family we’re more used to the world of lockdown and restriction, having spent a large part of the last 2 years keeping Hollie safe from more every day germs! We have really enjoyed the time in our bubble, except maybe some moments during home schooling ;) Hollie has thrived being at home; has had the most fun playing with her brother; and has even begun to eat normally at last!!
Hollie’s last scans still show residual disease in her left tibia, but her bone marrow results show no active cancer cells. Another small step in the right direction. She is being scheduled for more detailed scans of her left leg in the next few weeks. Following review of these and more detailed discussions with the orthopaedic surgeons, they will be considering removal of the affected bone as the next step. Hopefully this will mean that we can keep this disease at bay for a little longer. We’ll keep you posted, kia kaha.