Evan released from hospital after bone marrow transplant

After seven months, Evan was released from hospital on Friday 28th September.

During this time he has spent two months in intensive care, undergone two rounds of chemotherapy, two stomach operations, a bone marrow transplant and many complications and fevers. Despite all this he is in good shape except for his stomach that is still not working properly due to complications from the chemotherapy.

Because of this, he still needs intravenous nutrition each night between 8pm and 8am. His mum has undergone training so he can be connecting to the drip each night at home.

During the day he can get on with living, although the infection risks associated with his recovering immune system mean he will not be able to work or use public transport. He also has to avoid crowds such as malls and movie theatres.

Evan has shown maturity way beyond his years, not just over the last seven months, but for the past two years since he was first diagnosed with leukaemia. He was a model patient and the favourite of the nurses, and it was a very moving scene as he was farewelled from the ward.

We will be forever grateful to the doctors and nurses at Westmead. It is because of their amazing skill, dedication and compassionate care that he has survived an enormously difficult trial.

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