Riley had a Stem Cell Transplant🎗
This was the most difficult part of his treatment plan. Really difficult.
We spent a long 9 weeks in hospital.
Riley had his own Stem Cells Transplanted after 2 weeks of High Dosed Chemotherapy.
You can see from these pictures Riley was in pain and uncomfortable. He did get extremely poorly and was rushed to intensive care twice with septic shock and a number of other infections. He was needing a low percent of oxygen. He had really bad mucositis where he couldn’t eat or drink at all and was having to have water by a sponge onto his lips.
With spending nine weeks in hospital laying in a hospital bed he actually found it difficult to get up and walk again, But little by little he managed to get his muscles working again.
These 9 weeks were the hardest to deal with physically and emotionally. Been in the same room for 9 weeks. We were literally in isolation. It was really hard.
I honestly just can’t believe I now have a 6 year old! Where have these past 6 years gone?
Riley had the best birthday, he didn’t stop smiling and laughing. He had a lovely birthday party at his favourite play area on Saturday 23rd of February. He had a disco party as he absolutely loves dancing at the moment he doesn’t stop wiggling his bum and even twerks! He had the best time running around with all his friends, dancing and even playing games inside the play area. All the kids seemed to really enjoy themselves too. It’s always nice I think to see how the kids play when they’re not in school.
Where have the past 6 years gone? I have loved every single moment I have spent with Riley. He changed my life forever. My best friend, my angel and my very own superhero. 8lbs 2oz of gorgeousness!! What a strong beautiful funny and amazing little boy I have today.
Well Riley managed to open all his presents before he had to go to school! School on his birthday? He was so mad! He didn’t want to go at all but there wasn’t any tears thank goodness!!
I just can’t believe I have a 6 year old. I mean when Riley finished all his cancer treatments it literally felt like I was starting with a new born baby. But he had just turned 3 and now he’s 6! I just can’t believe it! Really couldn’t be more proud of him!! Absolutely love him all this world and so much more.
Happy Birthday to my darling Riley. I love you so very much. x x x x x x
I actually set my alarm early to get up and ready before waking Riley up so I was verrrrry organised this morning which is one of my new year resolutions!
I woke him up and told him it was time to go back to school and he burst into tears, saying he didn’t want to leave me. Actually made me abit upset tbh. He gets so used to been at home with me and coco when school breaks up for holidays.
Once we got to school and he saw his friends he was obviously fine.
He managed to have a good day and even did PE outside for a while.
As he was so good his Auntie Alice treated us to Pizza Hut for tea which is his favourite! Who’s favourite tea isn’t pizza!
With me doing slimming world I got a flat bread pizza with lots of salad and it was lovely! Counting my syns for the next two days with that. So I will see what the scales say to me on Friday…. wish me luck!
So its back to the school runs, back to making small talk with the mummies. Haha.
This New Year’s Eve I’m looking forwards to going into 2019 with a happy and healthy 5 year old son.
I can proudly say this year again Riley hasn’t had to have any cancer related treatment, he’s had to odd physio appointment but no treatment and that is amazing!
Riley has also reached 2 years in remission this year which is definitely something I am proud to tell people. He is definitely my own super hero.
Riley has taken everything all in his stride, school, pe, learning new things and his confidence has grown so much.My beautiful Riley, I hope in 2019 you reach 3 years in remission. I hope you continue to smile and laugh every day. I hope we make lots of wonderful memories together. I hope you have fun with your friends. I hope you help me to grow to be the best mummy I can be to you. I hope you continue to grow in confidence and achieve whatever goals you set yourself.
Whatever 2019 brings for us I will be there for you. I will protect you and love you. I will keep you safe and I promise you will always get your snuggle on a night.
My 5 year old son, my own little superhero, my everything.
You make me feel so lucky, you have made me so proud!