Sam making a great recovery from his operation

Michelle and Colm Bradley with sons, Jake and Sam.  DP47

Michelle and Colm Bradley with sons, Jake and Sam

Sam Bradley, the twenty-one month old toddler is making a great recovery from his operation at home in Belnaleck with his family.

Speaking to the ‘Herald’ Sam’s mum Michelle said Sam had his operation on Thursday, May 2 and was discharged from intensive care the following Monday.


He was well enough to be discharged from hospital last Wednesday and the family (Sam, Michelle, dad Colm and baby brother Jacob) all returned home to Fermanagh for a much needed break.

“He’s getting stronger everyday and he is pretty much back to normal. It’s hard to believe that he had such major surgery just 10 days ago” continued Michelle. “And he has suffered no major or significant side effects.”

Michelle goes on to explain that he will undergo more testing starting on Thursday and next week will have an important and full week of tests.

“They are testing to get a baseline for stage three of Sam’s treatment, which is scheduled for the first week of June.”

The next stage in Sam’s treatment is intensive chemo which will involve Sam remaining in isolation in hospital for five weeks.

“The plan is that Sam will go in on Sunday, June 1 into isolation with the aim of the treatment to wipe out all his white blood cells and then rescue him with his harvested stem cells.

“This is the most worrying, and most dangerous stage of Sam’s treatment, and a very worrying and anxious time for Colm and myself.”


During Sam’s time in isolation only the medical staff and Colm and Michelle will be allowed in to see him, and Michelle says it will be a huge balancing act looking after Jacob at home and Sam in hospital at the same time.
On the campaign side of things there is big Country Night in Arney this Saturday night organised by the Fermanagh Rose and with proceeds going to ‘Together for Sam’.

Michelle also thanked Eden Hair which opened on Monday with all proceeds from the day being donated to the fund.
Michelle also said thank you to all those who have got in touch with fund-raising ideas, and said a large number of people have contacted them saying they are going to run the Enniskillen 10K for Sam.

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