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Joshua Dobson

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[lt]p class="western" style="orphans: 1;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;]Welcome all,[/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="orphans: 1;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="orphans: 1;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;]This page has been set up by Joshies Mum & Dad in the hope of potentially finding a proven treatment or cure to the rare brain tumour that he and his friends like him have been diagnosed with.[/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="orphans: 1;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="orphans: 1;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;]Bit of a back ground story[/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="orphans: 1;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="orphans: 1;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;]On the 2nd of January Josh fell unwell and was rushed into hospital, where he under went emergency surgery to release the pressure on his brain. Following on from this numerous amount of scans took place and a biopsy was taken during surgery to fit a reservoir.[/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="orphans: 1;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;]While we were waiting for the biopsy result Josh had return to his normal self and you would not know any different. [/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="orphans: 1;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="orphans: 1;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;]2 weeks after the biopsy, We were given the result and the diagnosis, the tumour in the centre of his bran is a cancer called Bithalamatic Gloma, Which in short causes fluid build up on the brain and stops it draining down the spinal cord.[/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="orphans: 1;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="orphans: 1;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;]The weekend after the diagnosis we decided to visit family before radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatment would start. Where again Josh fell ill, In turn lead to another round of emergency surgery to implant a shunt as the reservoir was not as effective as the doctors had hoped and resulted in pressure building again on his brain and making him unwell.[/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="orphans: 1;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="orphans: 1;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;]So how is he now you may ask.[/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="orphans: 1;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="orphans: 1;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;]At the time of writing this 11/02/2016, Josh is currently waiting in hospital for a port to be implanted to give the doctors better assess for when his treatments starts, for taking blood and giving the required drugs for treatment. Also after having a meeting with the doctors this week, the shunt is working as expected to a certain degree as it is only draining fluid from one side of his brain. So the plan is at the same time the port operation takes place they will do a presedure to release the pressure and drain the fluid on his brain.[/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="orphans: 1;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="orphans: 1;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;]The reason this has to happen is because the doctors need Josh to be stable for a guarantee 6 week to be able to start radiotherapy.[/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="orphans: 1;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="orphans: 1;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;]Ok then, So why have we set up this page.[/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="orphans: 1;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="orphans: 1;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;]The main aim is to that Josh can raise money for the 2 main brain tumour research charitys in the UK. The reason why we have chosen these 2 charities, Is because only 2% of money raised for charity goes to brain tumour research. Even though more people under the age of 40 die of brain tumours a year. So we feel its fitting we raise money for these 2 charities.[/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="orphans: 1;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="orphans: 1;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;]The second aim for this page is for the amount of money that he raises, Josh can present a big cheque to the 2 charities and maybe maybe not raise a bit of publicity for brain tumours and help people that are going through the same thing that he is going through no matter how big or small.[/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="orphans: 1;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="orphans: 1;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;]Our first fundraising event will be wear a had day on the 24th March 2016. Where we will be using this page to raise the money. For those who would like to get involved with helping Josh, could we please ask that you would share this page on as many different media as possible.[/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="orphans: 1;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="orphans: 1;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;]Also if any one is interested in Joshies story, this page will be updated on any significant changes and on a regular basis.[/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="orphans: 1;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="orphans: 1;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;]We would be ever so grateful of a donation no matter how big or small your donation may just give us or someone the answer they are looking for.[/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="orphans: 1;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="orphans: 1;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="orphans: 1;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;]Evening of 13/02/2016 Update[/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;]Josh is currently recovering from round 4 of brain surgery. He been in theatre this afternoon to drain the remaining fluid from his brain using a endoscope. At present not spoke to the surgeon, however he is coming tomorrow but recovery team said he was happy with how it went and everything is in place. Josh is now sleeping off the anaesthetic.[/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;]Evening of 20nd February 2016[/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;]After a successful operation on Saturday 13th. The plan to start radiotherapy was a go. With the first appointment to be on Wednesday 17th February. So the morning of 17th we got all our things ready to go to his first treatment appointment. After been shown round and a good treatment session we had a extensive chat about the chemotherapy that would be prescribed to be taken along side Joshies radiotherapy treatment. When we where given the different briefs and the 3 bags full of tablet. What only felt like we where taking home parts of a nuclear bomb.[/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;]On our way home we needed to stop at the supermarket to stock up on a few bits that were needed to administer and prepare the chemotherapy treatment. While at the supermarket josh complained of head ache and was sick in the middle of shop. Josh was also becoming drowsy. Once home we checked to see if this could be one of the side affects of the days earlier radiotherapy treatment. No was the answer. A swift call was made to the advice line and the told us to so straight to the hospital. Upon arrival to the hospital Josh became unresponsive and within seconds there was many people working on him to get him on a ventilator. Once he was stable he was taken for a CT scan to find out what was going on. [/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;]After what seemed like a eternity. The doctor came through to discuss what they had found and what they can do to put things right if there was anything they can do.[/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;]If you have read this far now is probably time to take a seat.[/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;]The tumour that is in Joshies brain had blead from the inside. The only results from this is death, due to the fact this inoperable and untreatable apart from being give pain relief. From this point on many neurosurgeon, doctors and oncologist had discuses and the worst news any parents could receive, is that if their child was to deteriorate they would not intervene and there would be benefits to life to resuscitate.[/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;]A plan was been drawn up as to what to to do next. The conclusion was to transfer him to St Georges hospital PICU where he would be monitored. [/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;]While this was happening several phone calls where made to gather all family members together. [/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;]With a smooth transfer and family arriving from all corners of the country. From this point on was a case of taking it minute by minute. After fighting through the night, again more meetings took place. The next steps were to take him off the ventilator get him breathing for himself and see how he reacts.[/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;]After further monitoring during the day a plan was put in place to transfer Josh to a hospice that provides end of life care. So transport was booked for Friday 19th and we arrived as a family in the afternoon, where within 10 minutes of being here Katie was in the swimming pool. [/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;]I main aim of end of life care so families can enjoy every minute together with little worry and stress as possible.[/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;]At the time of writing this we are all in bed recharging our batteries for a fun packed day tomorrow.[/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;]02/03/2016 Update[/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;] [/span][/p] [lt]div id="_mcePaste"[gt][span=font-size: medium;]If you ever wanted to give anyone any inspiration take a leaf out of my boys book, considering potentially he was not going to make a 30 minute emergency transfer via ambulance he is still going strong, after picking his sister up from school and having fish fingers and chips for his tea. [/span][lt]/div[gt] [p][span=font-size: medium;] [/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: medium;]He is now on a 5 day plan to totally reduce his steroids. Hopefully if the powers that be, on Wednesday next week we plan to have a appointment at the hospital to make another plan as to what to do next. [/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: medium;] [/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: medium;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: medium;]As his steroids are being reduced, this could bring on head aches. It is all a case of doing what his body tell us to do and reacting to it. [/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: medium;] [/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: medium;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: medium;]So tomorrow is another day.[/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: medium;] [/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: medium;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: medium;]Just take a thought while reading this.[lt]br /[gt]Please share this post or link and read so people can read his story for a little bit of inspiration If you was to look up the definition of warrior there would be a picture of his face[/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: medium;] [/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: medium;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: medium;]One thing I always tough my kids is to be strong and for once he seams to have listened.[/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: medium;] [/span][/p] [lt]p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt][span=font-size: medium;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p][p] [span=font-size: medium;]If you ever wanted to give anyone any inspiration take a leaf out of my boys book, considering potentially he was not going to make a 30 minute emergency transfer via ambulance he is still going strong, after picking his sister up from school and having fish fingers and chips for his tea. [/span][/p][p][/p][p][span=font-size: medium;]I have now run out of space to update this page all update will be on his facebook page [url=https://www.facebook.com/Joshua-Dobson-Brain-Tumour-Awareness-1524329024538798/]HERE[/url][/span][/p][p][span=font-size: medium;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p]

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31-May-2017

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11-Aug-2016

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26-Jul-2016

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15-Jul-2016

Anonymous

From 23 Para Engr Regt, WO's and SNCO's mess.

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07-Jul-2016

Paul & Lottie

Sponsoring David Fox for the London to Brighton 2016 cycle ride. We are sorry to hear of the loss of your son Joshua, an inspiration for us all. Congratulations on the fantastic sums of money raised to date.

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23-Jun-2016

Carol Bevan

20-Jun-2016

Vicky

Well done

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19-Jun-2016

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15-Jun-2016

Emma Griffiths

I have just read your story and what an inspiration your little boy was. I am so sorry for your loss. Be at peace beautiful xx

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14-Jun-2016

kal

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