The tumour was growing in his knee and had started to spread to other parts of his body. Liam started chemotherapy, doxorubicin, Cisplatin and methotrexate that month. In September 2020, he had surgery on his leg and, initially, they were not sure if he would lose his leg.
He started physiotherapy the next day and was going in for rehabilitation every week with gym work, balance work and hydrotherapy. He was still having chemotherapy, but this was stopped in December 2020 due to infections.
“They did warn us about side effects, his mouth was so blistered, and he couldn’t eat. At the worst point he went 10 days without eating or drinking.
He was so drawn and so pale and he looked so poorly – I thought he doesn’t look like my child – it was so hard.”
They nearly lost Liam due to sepsis and the decision was made to stop the chemotherapy at this point.
After finishing the chemotherapy, Liam was able to return to school, but unfortunately, relapsed in June 2021. He had more treatment but sadly passed away in May 2022.