On Monday/Tuesday, we hope that Oscar will have his stem cells harvested. This is another invasive procedure for the poor little man, a large tube will be inserted in a vein in his groin (under anaesthetic in theatre), his blood taken out and the stem cells removed, and the blood pumped back into him again. These stem cells are bone marrow cells (which should now be cancer free) and will be used to populate his own bone marrow after he receives his high dose chemo further down the line. I suppose it is an alternative to a bone marrow transplant as we know it, the aim of this being to transplant his own marrow back to him once he needs it.
Oscar's hair has also started to grow again, cannot believe how quickly this happens! Just fine little blonde hairs appearing all over. You can see the shadow in this photo...!