No sooner had I said “We are amazed that she’s kept the majority of her hair” Eleanor’s hair started to fall out. The day I had been dreading since she was diagnosed 9 months ago.
At the end of the first ten weeks of treatment her hair began thinning and I thought it was the start of the downward spiral but this was something else. She lost the majority of her hair in just over 2 days and it was everywhere! If you so much as brushed a bit off her face you’d end up with a handful, in the mornings it was all over her bed and pillow, I needed to hoover her car seat after each car journey and we were even finding it in our food!
I’m making light of it but in actual fact I’m devastated. It’s just another filling in this sh*t sandwich, the gift that keeps on giving! Her poor body is fighting so hard but the treatment really is taking its toll, it takes time for her body to recover after each treatment and by the time it has her three week break is over and it’s time for her to be blasted again.
A few days after it first started to come out Tim and I sat and talked with Eleanor about using Daddy’s clippers to ‘tidy it up’ it was starting to look terribly thin and you could see her scalp! She would sit and pull bits out, the confusion on her face when she tugged and it came out in her hands was really upsetting to watch.