We made the decision to shave his head
On the 20 January 2022 we were admitted onto E39, we were told that usually the chemotherapy he was receiving would be given as a day case, however they wanted to keep an eye on him, so it would be at least one night on the ward, however it ended up being eight days before he was discharged due to them being unhappy with his heartrate and blood pressure. Archer was quickly identified as being particularly feisty and he spent a lot of time in the side rooms, simply because of how much he shouted and screamed, but that fight has served him well. Whilst at home we also made the decision to shave his head, as he had a full head of beautiful long blond hair, but we thought it would be less distressing to shave it than watch it all fall out. That moment was a real milestone and full in our face reminder that he had cancer, and we were about to start a long journey. Archer was then re-admitted two days later to start the next round of rapid COJEC, the chemotherapy for Neuroblastoma, and during that admission was when they confirmed that he had High Risk Metastatic Stage 4 Neuroblastoma, which had spread to his bone marrow, although luckily only by 5%.