Explaining what they had found
But as the evening drew in, the results came back and Dr Amos took us into a private room to explain what they had found. Isaac had acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
. The brief overview Dr Amos gave us covered how long treatment would take overall over 3 years, but focused in more detail on the first stage that would start now and be for a month. I’m a person of detail though, I like the full facts, I want to know it as it is, I want the big picture and I want it in all its detail, not just digestible portions of information along the way. The lawyer inside me burst out and commenced a cross-examination into the entirety of treatment
, what it would involve, what results were, long term side effects, including nailing down their thoughts were of what Isaac would and wouldn’t be able to do physically in terms of sport throughout each stage, knowing I had a crazy-mad sportsman for a son who’d grieved lack of sport for just 2 weeks of illness. Then came the moment they came with us to Isaac’s bedside as we explained to him what was wrong
and what they were going to do to treat him.