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15 Proton

During Mason’s chemo we were told it was likely that he would need radiotherapy. Our initial impressions were….okay? How does that differ...

14 Last Orders

Masons operation to remove the bulk of his tumour went well. In a perfect world the surgeons said they would always like to achieve a...

13 Five hours Five days

Mason was a little over 5 hours on the operating table before we would receive that call from the surgeon to say everything went as well...

12 Charity kudos

We have used this post to take a break and give a shout out to some of the organisations we've discovered throughout the year between...

11 Pre-op

Chemotherapy has done a good job, and so far in only four rounds the tumor has shrunk to less than half its original size and has...

10 Chemo continues

Throughout Masons first round of treatment, everything was a learning curve. We naturally discussed things that went well and other...

09 Free Donations

Very brief post here, but for those who aren’t already aware and use Amazon, Amazon Smile is an option that can be selected in order to...

08 Neutropenia

After each session of chemotherapy, we are itching to bring Mason home. Finally, back to some normality, fresh air, his own bed, toys,...

07 Chemo boy - round 1

Following Mason's Hickman line installation, we had started to adjust to the fact he would shortly receive chemotherapy, and as referred...

06 Hickman line

Just wanted to open this post up straight into some info on the Hickman line, the link just below is similar to the sort of posters we'd...

05 Knocked Out

As a parent….Masons first general anaesthetic (GA) was horrendous to experience. From the doctor’s perspective, a textbook and...

04 First visit to Rainbow Ward

Being admitted to a children’s oncology ward was daunting for us, something we never imagined encountering. Hopefully we’ll be in and...

03 Testing

In order to determine Mason's issue and progress to some type of diagnosis, Mason would require a variety of tests, this would be...

02 A second opinion counts

We monitored the lump for a few days, assuming it was from the adventures of a one year old crawling around the house and learning to...

01 Finding a lump

Just how most things start out, on a normal evening. It’s one of those things where I haven’t a clue what we were doing that day but the...