Deryn Blackwell to be discharged from hospital

Deryn Blackwell, from Watton, who is currently being treated for two forms of cancer - leukaemia and

Deryn Blackwell, from Watton, who is currently being treated for two forms of cancer - leukaemia and Langerhans. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

The Watton schoolboy who has been treated in hospital for a rare duo of cancer for the last three months is to be discharged today.

Deryn Blackwell, 13, has been at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children after having a bone marrow transplant to tackle the cancers Langerhans Cell Sarcoma and leukaemia.

Thought to be the only person to have both conditions at the same time, the Wayland Academy student has been in an isolation ward since his operation in February.

His mum, Callie, wrote on her blog: 'I'm not sure how to feel about this, a massive mixture of emotions right now.

'I am very anxious, mainly because there's a safety net here [at the hospital].


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'They do a complete MOT on Deryn every single day and what if I miss something back at the house? What if there's something going on with him that I can't see? What if.'

Doctors have said it will still be a few weeks before Deryn will return to Watton.

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