Dating with stoma
Six-year-old Bradley, whose illness touched football fans around the world, died today after losing his heroic battle with a rare childhood cancer known as Neuroblastoma.His parents shared the heartbreaking news of his death on Facebook and received more 100,000 messages of condolences in just one hour.
In May 1956 – halfway through his eight year presidency – Eisenhower was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, a disease that causes inflammation along the small and large intestines.
In a touching gesture by the Jockey Club Racecourses, an additional berth for Saturday’s Grand National – the crown jewel in the jumping calendar – has been allocated to the five-year-old in an effort to help generate funds for his treatment.
His colours match his beloved Sunderland side, and a full card has been drawn up to feature the important figures in his life, with father Carl and mother Gemma, both sets of grandparents and brother Kieran all included, along with his ‘trainer’ in the form of Defoe.
This often prevents the need for suctioning during or after meals, which may stimulate excessive coughing and could result in vomiting.
Encouraging fluid intake is helpful for a patient with a tracheostomy.