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Weʼre raising £2,500 to Help Support our little star Lochie, making his life comfortable, and happy throughout his treatment. "In courage find Strength" #Lochie

Broughty Ferry, Dundee

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Our little guy Lochie was born on 29th January 2017, a healthy 7lb 15oz, he was just the happiest baby ever, sleeping all night from an early age, and charming everyone with his smile from the minute he knew how to. He was born into a very loving little family, Mum Joanne, Dad David, and Brother Logan, not to forget our little Pomeranian doggy Mikey all based in Broughty Ferry - On 29th September of the same year we were struck a blow that was to change our lives as we knew them, and to date we are still living in the aftermath of it. After countless trips to doctors and hospitals, Lochie was diagnosed with Stage 4 (High Risk) Neuroblastoma. This is a very aggresive form of childhood Cancer. Since his diagnosis Lochie has had 31 Doses of chemotherapy, 25 blood transfusions, 10 General Anaesthetics, 7 MRI scans, 6 ultrasounds, and recently surgery to remove the primary tumour, along with his right kidney. There are still many more treatments to go before Lochie is out of the woods, it is expected to take us through to at least the 12 month mark, we were lucky enough to see treatment carried out without any set backs up until recently when he developed V.O.D. a rare and serious side effect of high dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplant - this has meant a period of 7 weeks in isolation, but hopefully he will be back home in Broughty ferry soon . Lochie has been responding to treatment extremely well, attending Edinburgh Sick Kids Hospital every 10 days for 3 days at a time throughout october november and December last year, alongside all of the other procedures mentioned above. Lochie was a very sick baby when he was first admitted to hospital, and for 2 weeks he lay on his back unresponsive to every procedure, even down to canulas being pushed into every available vessel in his body. However at the end of week 3 he was dicharged for a few days, and has managed to go home (against all odds) after every set of chemotherapy. His smile came back, he has developed his own amazingly endearing little character that melts everyones hearts (not least the nurses and medical staff) and is that happy little boy who he used to be. Unfortunately although Lochie is doing so well, the task of keeping him this way and preventing him slipping backwards, or worse still being taken from us, is not only a physically and an emotionally draining process, but time consuming, and not without expense. We are a very proud little family, and have avoided setting up such a page for a few months now, however the demand from generous friends, relatives, neighbours and even strangers, to be allowed the chance to do 'something' to help has led to us giving in to 'justgiving'

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110

  • Joanne Wightman

    Joanne Wightman

    Aug 7, 2018

    Natalie’s Pretty Muddy moneyLots of love Natalie and Maisie xxx

    £142.00

  • Kirsty Hendry

    Kirsty Hendry

    Jul 27, 2018

    Lots of love to Lochie xxxxxxx

    £100.00

  • Heather McLaren

    Heather McLaren

    Jul 13, 2018

    Love you Lochie 💙 from Hev, Bry, Libs and all my sponsors ❤️

    £349.00

  • Carly Stevenson

    Carly Stevenson

    Jul 11, 2018

    Sending lots of love to little lochie! ❤️

    £50.00

  • Lee Paterson

    Lee Paterson

    Jun 28, 2018

    Love from Lee and Molly xx

    £300.00

  • Joanne Wightman

    Joanne Wightman

    Jun 28, 2018

    Granny’s pretty muddy money xxx

    £80.00

  • Susan Matthew

    Susan Matthew

    Jun 28, 2018

    Here is my pretty muddy donation 😍

    £210.00

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Broughty Ferry, Dundee

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