The title of this blog post should come as no real surprise, of course – Tommy’s illness is the entire point of the blog. However, right now, he’s really ill. I’ve just spoken to his wife, Kirsty, and Tommy is really going through a very rough time of it.
The doctors advised that he would continue to feel worse in the few weeks following his treatment, but even then, Tommy didn’t expect it to get this bad. He is suffering from confusion and hallucinations. Between that and the weakness in his legs, he is unable to stand for long, and has fallen several times over the past few days.
The doctors and nurses say this is partly as a result of the treatment, and partly due to dehydration, as Tommy has been struggling to keep liquids down – even those taken via his stomach peg.
Although Tommy knew his illness and treatment would take away his ability to run school events, he hoped to keep writing. However, this has not been possible, and now his family income has plummeted even further, to the point of being virtually non-existent.
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