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Joe vs. The Cancer

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TrazzleMISTLEtoes Sat 08-Dec-12 23:26:34

My 3 year old DS, Joseph was diagnosed with the cancer Neuroblastoma in October.

Survival rates are approximately 1 in 3.

He's coming to the end of chemo and so far, chemo is kicking cancer's butt. 3 cheers.

dikkertjedap Wed 12-Dec-12 08:26:14

sad to hear that Joe is back in hospital. It is so hard, especially at this time of the year, with everybody being cheerful etc and with all the worries you face. I really really hope that Joe feels sufficiently better to meet his cousin and doesn't have to be in isolation.

I totally understand that Christmas can feel very pointless, however, I am sure that Joe and his little sister will still love it and it means they have something to look forward to.


FivesGoldNorks Wed 12-Dec-12 08:31:28

Oh no! Hope he's out on Monday as planned.

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 12-Dec-12 08:32:10

Oh big hugs Trazzle, sorry you are back in Xx

narmada Wed 12-Dec-12 09:19:32

Hugs sad xxx

TrazzleMISTLEtoes Wed 12-Dec-12 09:42:26

Sorry about last night's rant. I was feeling really down. Feeling more positive again this morning. J is waiting for a blood transfusion and is on antibiotics. He's absolutely fine in himself which is good.

DD got dressed up like a fairy this morning for her Christmas party. She's feeling better now.

Buffy I hope gorgeous DD doesn't get the germs. Did she even stay awake for the journey home?!

VenetiaLanyon Wed 12-Dec-12 09:55:42

Trazzle, you know that there is absolutely no need ever to apologise for whatever you want to say on here - and I wouldn't even describe that as a rant, in spite of completely rubbish circumstances sad. And even if it were a rant, never forget that we're all here for you no matter what you want to say - let us have your worst grin.

And anyone in your situation who can bounce themselves back after only one evening of feeling low is pretty incredible, tbh.

Glad that DD seems better, and many wellwishings to you all smile.

pinkbraces Wed 12-Dec-12 10:04:07

I dont post very often but always stay updated. Im so glad you feel more positive today, I cant imagine the roller coaster ride you are all on.

Sending lots of positive vibes to all the Trazzles, I hope Joe is out quickly x

TrazzleMISTLEtoes Wed 12-Dec-12 10:42:10

Dr says if his white blood cells recover and he doesn't have an infection we could be able to go home on Friday (and come back Saturday! But still...)

Cross your fingers! (Accidentally wrote cross your gingers there!!!).

NorksAreTinselly Wed 12-Dec-12 10:45:29

i have my gingers crossed for you every day smile
Please dont worry about ranting, this is absolutely the right place to do it

minmooch Wed 12-Dec-12 10:48:45

I'll cross my gingers for you xxxx

Hope Joe's counts pick up enough for you to get home and he gets time with his cousin. Xxx

BarmeeMarmee Wed 12-Dec-12 11:18:25

As a ginger person I shall cross myself for you grin. Glad DD is feeling better today. Hope Joe's transfusion goes ok (had one myself a month ago so know exactly what it's like so will especially be thinking of him and sending even more love your way). Splodging away here...

TrazzleMISTLEtoes Wed 12-Dec-12 11:26:48

Oops forgot to thank the blood donors again! Thank you!

And the tin of Yorkshire tea is labelled up and in the cupboard in the parents room. Kinky if you're reading this, feel free to pop down and help yourself when you are in.

Thank you.

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Wed 12-Dec-12 11:42:51

I gave blood last week, I was quite nervous as I had felt faint the last two times but it was fine this time (although my arm is black and blue!), it is definitely worth a bit of discomfort when you hear how important it is to those on the receiving end.

gingers crossed in Bath too. And new Winter Candle lit.

Oh. I'm so disappointingly suggestible.

<goes off to get herself a Yorkshire tea and gingerbread>

IwishyouaMerryChristmas Wed 12-Dec-12 16:56:05

Glad they're both doing ok.

I've just made an appointment to give blood on December 21st after having a reminder and reading this thread.

toomuch2young Wed 12-Dec-12 20:33:38

Everything crossed for home visit - gingers and all! Incidentally, I wonder if ginger good for all types of nausea ... Or just morning sickness?!
Enjoy the hamper, wonderful buffy organising it all grin x

onedev Wed 12-Dec-12 21:04:09

I haven't been on in a few days so sorry that things haven't been so good - hoping you get to see Santa. Gingers crossed!

pushmepullyou Wed 12-Dec-12 23:22:46

Fingers crossed for home on Friday. I think everyone who's had chemo has had these downs, but he will come back up again xx

BuffyFairyTopsTheTree Thu 13-Dec-12 00:43:06

grin at 'cross your gingers'! Firmly crossed for you.

Infection bugger off so Joseph can meet Santa and his cousin or else.

That told it.

Rant away, that's what Mumsnet is for and you're dealing with so much. You're being incredible.

Your DD made a gorgeous fairy. I do love your tree, Joseph's decorating skills make me smile every time I see it smile

My DD slept for 3.5 hours on the way back, then refused to go to sleep again until 11pm. Ah, don't worry, there's so much going around at the moment she's bound to catch something. She seems fine so far.

Big cheers for Joe. DH had so much fun playing with him he stopped being grumpy and offered to drive all the way back. Result.

Hamper pictures are on my profile. I should have admitted that I'm the world's worst wrapper and the hamper looked a bit worse for wear after 4 days in my boot and DD pulling the bows off.

thanks to the mumsnet splurge gang who helped me pull it off.

BuffyFairyTopsTheTree Thu 13-Dec-12 00:43:59

Splodge...damn iphone

Thumbwitch Thu 13-Dec-12 02:10:40

More ginger fingers crossed here that the infection resolves enough for Joe to get to see both Santa and his cousin and has enough energy to enjoy both smile

TrazzleMISTLEtoes Thu 13-Dec-12 03:14:31

I have a cold. Had to tell the nurse though I look like Rudolph anyway...

She was all hmm ill have to find out what we do about that (its started while I have been sat here). I went straight to bed and she hasn't come to wake me to kick me out... Yet...

Thumbwitch Thu 13-Dec-12 03:22:07

Oh no! Hope it's not a real cold, just a sniffle from being in the hospital air. Have they issued you with a face mask yet?

saffronwblue Thu 13-Dec-12 04:27:44

Found you and still splodging. Everything crossed.

TrazzleMISTLEtoes Thu 13-Dec-12 07:56:18

It is a very real cold sad

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