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Brave baby Oscar continues recovery at home after complications in cancer fight

PUBLISHED: 12:00 29 June 2018 | UPDATED: 12:18 29 June 2018

Back home, battling baby Oscar continues his recovery in Lowestoft. Picture: Oscar's family

Back home, battling baby Oscar continues his recovery in Lowestoft. Picture: Oscar's family

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On the road to recovery and still smiling, battling baby Oscar is back home.

On the road to recovery, Oscar preparing to come home. Picture: Oscar's familyOn the road to recovery, Oscar preparing to come home. Picture: Oscar's family

Last month Oscar Crane-Rawlinson had to be re-admitted to hospital following complications in his cancer fight.

But after overcoming further setbacks and enduring a sixth operation, the 10-month-old is back in Lowestoft to continue his recovery at home.

And having now been back at home for two weeks, his proud parents Tessa Crane and Zac Rawlinson said this week that “Oscar is still doing amazing.”

They said: “Lots of smiles for our happy boy and he is even sleeping in a routine at night time. We have lots of appointments and scans coming up, but for now we are great and loving our time at home.”

Now back home for two weeks, battling baby Oscar continues his recovery in Lowestoft. Picture: Oscar's familyNow back home for two weeks, battling baby Oscar continues his recovery in Lowestoft. Picture: Oscar's family

With home visits from the doctors, medication and care to keep him stable, the youngster is on the road to recovery.

It has been a traumatic time for family and friends, ever since his parents were faced with their worst nightmare in April after swelling on Oscar’s fontanel was found, and a subsequent CT scan at the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston showed he had fluid around his brain.

A cancerous tumour had to be removed from Oscar’s head, with other operations and numerous complications following.

Having returned home for 48 hours last month, Oscar was transferred back to hospital and placed in a coma after his shunt failed, causing extra fluid build up on the brain and intense seizures.

A new shunt had to fitted as further surgery was endured for the battling baby, But since then, Oscar has made great strides - with the smile on his face remaining.

Speaking on behalf of the family, friend Elaine High said: “After his scare where he was airlifted to Addenbrooke’s and then put in a coma when the double shunt failed, the doctors managed to get the fluid off his brain and put in the new shunt, which seems to be working well now.”

A fundraising GoFundMe page, set up to buy specialist equipment to aid Oscar’s future development, has seen almost £1,500 donated, with his family overwhelmed at the response. A town centre street collection, organised by Oscar’s family and friends, is due to be held in Lowestoft on July 3.

Visit uk.gofundme.com/g0ro9s to pledge your support.


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