The only treatment available was aggressive Chemotherapy. He was told he would need 4-6 months of treatment – a month in hospital followed by a couple of weeks at home to recuperate, then this process is repeated a minimum of two more times. The month in hospital consists of a week of aggressive chemo which is designed to wipe out his good cells as well as the bad; two weeks of intense monitoring when his immune system reaches non-existent and therefore he is prone to infection, followed by a week waiting for his levels to rise to an acceptable stage so he is allowed to go home.
He was first admitted into Peter MacCallum on Thursday, November 12. He is currently on his third (and hopefully final) session in hospital. The great news is he has been told he is in remission and the current treatment is classified as “consolidation”.
Of course the main objective of the shave is to raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation.
If you would like to show your support for both me and my amazing dad, donations will be gratefully accepted.
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