Strength is the key in Cancer Treatment…
She was 8 when she started having fever, headache, and weight loss. Initially she went to paediatrician and was treated with so many antibiotics and even Anti-tubercular treatment. Then she was referred to us and was diagnosed with Leukaemia-Blood Cancer(Acute lymphoblastic leukemia). Initially she and her parents could not believe and then slowly absorbed the news and from here the story started. Now she is receiving treatment for a year and 8 months and has some more time to go. I treated her with chemotherapy and she also underwent so many transfusions, spinal taps and life threatening infections. She missed her school for one and a half years. Her parents also have to suffer a lot. They have to run arranging blood products, medical appointments, school activities of younger brother of girl. And also were trying to lead a normal life. She missed her friends .Her hair fell out she was always wearing a face mask. She kept asking me questions when will her treatment finish and why her treatment is so long for which i have no answer. Sometimes i saw her depressed. The nurses at our centre used to cheer her up and she has become so friendly with them , invites them for family functions.
Now her treatment is getting completed, she is doing well. Her hair is growing back. She has joined her school back. She is getting support from teachers and even one teacher goes to her house for extra teaching.
She now comes to our hospital regularly and is inspiration to other patients which i treat and helps me sometimes to cheer the families of patients.