Wednesday, 31 March 2010
Monday, 22 March 2010
Ellen is doing fine. She has certainly been enjoying the warmer weather with a visit to the farm and many hours spent at the swings and slides this weekend. We now only have four weeks of treatment left. She starts her daily IL-2 injections this afternoon for five days followed by a week on PICU for the immunotherapy and then two weeks of oral chemotherapy at home. Heres hoping the next few weeks go without complication......
Friday, 19 March 2010
Sunday, 7 March 2010
Ellen has coped amazingly well with round four of the immunotherapy. We made it home yesterday and, as Ellen was feeling OK, we have managed to escape to the Suffolk coast for a few days rest and recuperation. She starts her penultimate course of retinoic acid tomorrow.
Friday, 5 March 2010
Ellen's fourth round of immunotherapy has nearly finished. The week has passed uneventfully. She is still on a morphine pump and is being monitored carefully on Paediatric ITU. She has been more feisty this round (every Doctor has been told to 'go away, leave me alone') and she has managed to spend more time playing and reading books. We hope to be going home tomorrow.