During the nine days back at home, Lexie and her sister Coco reconnected, and life together was as it was before Lexie’s diagnosis, like two peas in a pod. Friends came over and just hung out, fell asleep on the couch watching movies, ate hot chips and tomato sauce, doing what teenager girls do best; they had missed each other beyond words.
On the ninth day of Lexie’s return home, her WBC and platelets had increased to a level whereby chemotherapy could recommence. Donna and Lexie drove the four-hour trip into Sydney to head into clinic the following day, being 1 February 2019. After examination, Lexie’s Oncologist delivered the devastating news, “I think it’s back”.
A more intensive treatment plan was prescribed, ultimately leading to a bone marrow transplant. Proudly, Lexie’s brother, Sandy, was a perfect match for Lexie’s transplant.