Intensive Chemotherapy is complete…. Whoop Whoop

Mia has officially finished her intensive chemotherapy as of today, it is  really great milestone to reach.  Her blood count however is still suffering from the effects of all the chemotherapy over the last couple of weeks so the opportunity for infections remains high.  Her bloods today were as poor as ever her HB ( the oxygen carrying cells) is only 66 (should be 120) she may need a transfusion if this gets any lower or she becomes symptomatic IE. breathless, restless, drowsy and listless.  Her white blood cells are very low at 0.6 (should be 4), her neutrophils are 0.2 (should be 2) and her platelets are only 72 (should be 150).  It will take at least another week for all of these results to show an improvement so we are once again hoping that Mia doesn’t catch an infection in the meantime. 

Despite her depleting blood count Mia has, as always, had a busy couple of weeks of activity.  She continues to enjoy nursery 3 days a week and we have also fitted in lots of Bike riding, trampolining, scooting and visits to the beach and play parks. 

Last Thursday Jack (cousin) and Auntie Sam visited for the day to make up for us missing Jacks birthday party at the weekend.  They arrived from Hove before Harvey had even left for school which was really exciting.  Mia and Jack really enjoyed spending the day together, it was a beautiful day and Sam and I took them for a long scooter ride down to the beach where we enjoyed lunch before Jack ran ‘Baywatch’ syle into the sea.  Mia stayed on the shore and played on her scooter (and ate extra lunch)! 






It was sad to see them head off for home and Mia was a little teary eyed as she watched them board the Hovercraft, she turned to me and said that “me and Jack were having a really nice time together, I don’t want him to go” sniff sniff… Love you Sammy, Jack and Caleb and Dan (currently enjoying Sardinia then Italy).

Nana and Gary are visiting tomorrow, very excited.  Oh and Mia has a new challenge, if she can go to bed without the oscar winning delay performances every night until Harvey breaks up from school we will buy a swing set including swinging seesaw thing for the garden… watch this space.  XXXX

3 Responses to “Intensive Chemotherapy is complete…. Whoop Whoop”

  1. Hayley Says:

    Yipeeeeeeeeee, I hope Mia’s counts recover quickly, enjoy the break and roll on maintenance well done angel. xxx

  2. Grandma Says:


    Well, nine months down the road and intensive chemo is finally over…….big cheers and sighs of relief all round !

    Great new pics, specially the birthday cake and the bike ones (great decoration of the cake Harvey, and Mia, your bike is beautiful, very pink and girly)

    Say Hi to Nana and Gary for me,

    Loads of love,


  3. sev and ryan Says:

    Hello everyone ,

    glad to know that the intensive treatment is finally over,
    we hope that everything is on the up ,and that Mia can enjoy the summer and plenty of great things !!!

    Thinking of you all
    xxxxx Sev and Ryan

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