Ten months of gruelling treatment
We spent the next 10 months in hospital undergoing numerous procedures including 10 months of weekly chemotherapy. Due to the level of chemo, Millie suffered horrendous side effects. This included neuropathy, which resulted in her being unable to walk and being confined to a wheelchair.
As her neuropathy worsened, the decision was taken to stop the chemotherapy before we reached a point of no return. Millie then endured a seven-week course of neuro and spinal radiotherapy. Again, the side effects were horrendous as Millie suffered radiation burns and sickness.
On completing the radiotherapy, Millie’s brain went into shutdown and she spent some four weeks in a coma.