Cian's Kicking Cancer

Cian's Kicking Cancer

About my blog

This blog will be updated by my mummy and daddy to let everyone know how I'm doing and tell you all about the fantastic support that I am receiving from lots of very caring charities.

We are extremely grateful to our family, friends and supporters for fundraising and sending us messages of encouragement.

We also have a dedicated Facebook Page.

Au Revoir Les Bleus

Daily updatePosted by Daddy Case Sat, February 27, 2016 09:54:15

Although the title of the blog makes passing reference to the rugby win last night, it is mainly connected to the change in Cian since the beginning of the week.

Cian was feeling the effects of last week’s chemo between 7-10 days after it was given (Monday-Wednesday).

As I mentioned in the previous blog we were praying for poo as Cian was heavily constipated that was affecting his eating, drinking and overall wellbeing, He was in quite of bit of tummy pain which meant he couldn’t do as much as he would normally do.

Without going into the grisly details, Cian felt much better by Thursday. This coincided and was boosted by mum returning, who he hadn’t seen for a couple of days as she has spent some time catching up with her work colleagues in London.

Lorraine has been employed for the law firm Eversheds since she left college at 17, and has worked at their offices in Cardiff and Manchester; but has had close links other offices in the UK and abroad.

Work has had to take a backward step in terms of priority for us both, and it is fortunate that we both work at places who have sympathetic policies when it comes to these situations.

Lorraine has given great commitment and dedication to the firm and her loyalty has been repaid, not only in terms of the compassionate leave that she has been granted to concentrate on Cian, but also by the friendship shown to her by all her colleagues.

Eversheds have chosen to fundraise for LATCH as a way of demonstrating their support to us.

They have organised a number of different events. These are just a taster of what the Leeds office has contributed to:



Cake stall, raffle and jelly bean jar


Donation from Leeds CSR Committee


Donation from card sales




While Lorraine was in London, she took part in a quiz night that was raising money for LATCH and a number of other worthy charities (unrelated to Cian).

So the end of the week has been positive again with Cian being back to his bubbly-self, and a lot more active during physio.

His dose of Vincristine chemo that was delayed at the start of the week was finally administered on Wednesday, and his next round (4 out of 9) starts on Monday.

Before that, we have the weekend!! As well as enjoying the rugby last night in the hospital, we are taking Cian home for the rest of the weekend.

We have made his bedroom even more to his liking with new blinds and curtains. The old ones were never made for a child’s bedroom and a little boring, so we have livened them up with his favourite colours.

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