Latest update: November 2018
It has been two years since Bella has had her bone marrow transplant. With every year that passes her chances of surviving increase and her chances of relapsing again decrease. The consultants say if we get to five years then the chances of relapse are hardly anything at all.
The first year after her transplant was probably the most difficult. She suffered badly from the effects of all her treatment and it took a lot of tears, energy and love to get her where she is today. She was able to start school and is catching up with all of her friends. Today she is a happy little girl and has forgotten all of the trauma she has been through.
We still attend regular hospital appointments and she will need to attend these appointments until she is 20 years old. She will need a bit more treatment in the future but until then she is enjoying being a six year old. Her resilience and determination amazes me everyday. Nothing is too much for her and she has the kindest most loving soul. I’m so proud of her.
Abbie, mum (November 2018)