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Six months into treatment, and making progress

Joe's Dad
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15 Apr 2015

My five year old son, Joe, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) in October 2104. This blog is tracking the course of his treatment, and life around it. For regular posts see, or follow us on Twitter @joehasleukaemia

Time flies - and Joe has now had his first six months of treatment for leukaemia. He is now into the fourth stage of treatment, delayed intensification, but seems to be coping well, and we have all begun to adjust to the day-to-day challenges of living with the treatment plan. 

We even got a short treatment break over Easter that coincided with the glorious spring sunshine, and Joe is in good shape. His hair has slowly begun to thicken; he has returned to his original starting weight, has plenty of energy and is back at school full time for the first time since last September. The next ten weeks will be challenging, but at last we can see a little light at the end of the tunnel; and can start to look forward to July, and the start of maintenance.



Hi David,

Thanks so much for the update on Joe! It's absolutley wonderful to hear that Joe is back at school full time and is back to his original starting weight. Still a long way to go as you say but he's heading in the right direction and there is definitely light at the end of the tunnel.

We've all got everything crossed. Stay in touch and thanks as always for all your support.