Monday, 31 January 2011
After a truly wonderful summer Ellen has sadly become unwell again. She has had several viral infections over the past eight weeks. We initially thought that these were straight forward winter bugs but it has now become clear that Ellen has developed Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. This is a rare complication of the bone marrow transplant she had 18 months ago. Today she is having another Hickman Line put in and will start a course of chemotherapy that we hope will clear the leukaemia cells. It is going to be yet another tough journey for Ellen as the doctors are not sure if the chemotherapy will work. We remain positive that Ellen's strength and tenacity will get her through this.