Happy to say Rose Boyd is home for a short break before the next phase of treatment. The Neutrophils blood counts recovered enough to allow this welcome break.
As you can see Rosie looks fantastic, despite the very powerful Chemotherapy cycle. The wonders of modern medicine!!
However we still have a long journey. We have a meeting next week with a haematology surgeon to discuss stem cell transplantation, hopefully from one of Rose’s siblings (1 brother + 3 sisters). Analysis of the blood tests for compatibility this upcoming week. After that more chemotherapy cycles. Looking at three months with all/some all as a hospital in patient.
The medical staff at the Mater Hospital have been amazing. We are so thankful.
We are also extremely thankful for all the help, support and messages from all our friends near and far. The school mum/dad cooking has been particularly helpful and so nourishing. Some very helpful ladies shopping has also been great.
Matthew and I have survived with lots happening since Rose went into hospital; Matthew’s Birthday, Rose’s Birthday, our 20th wedding anniversary, poetry recital (My Country), School Athletics Carnival, costume parade for book week ...........
We have all been made quite resilient.
Thanks for your prayers.
Love Andy, Rose and Matthew