Lachie Love has been diagnosed with an inoperable and aggressive brain tumour.
A schoolboy diagnosed with incurable brain cancer has defied the odds, with recent tests revealing the tumour in his brain stem has shrunk.
Lachie Love was diagnosed with a highly aggressive brain tumour called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) only days after Christmas 2022.
Sadly, the life expectancy for children with DIPG is about nine months so Lachie’s family were thrilled recent scans showed a decrease in the size of the tumour.
“We would be expecting growth not shrinkage at this stage, so we thought this is very interesting,” Liesje Love told the Herald.
“He is only on natural supplements at the moment because his radiation treatment has finished.”
Lachie takes about 10 pills in the morning and eight in the evening, including CBD oil, fish oil and turmeric, boswellia extract, ground sea cucumber and other medications such as melatonin to help with sleep.
“He’s an absolute champ at taking them,” Liesje said.
“The sea cucumber smells so bad it’s a party trick to get people to smell it.”
The results are a complete turnaround from six months ago when Liesje and Andy Love thought they were going to lose their oldest son.
“In May we were basically thinking we were saying goodbye because he couldn’t walk, he…