Leane’s journey into motherhood took an unexpected turn, filled with both joy and trauma. As a stay-at-home mom at the age of 38, she eagerly awaited the arrival of her son, Loue. However, the birth was far from the beautiful moment she had envisioned. Unbeknownst to Leane, she had been carrying twins, and it was only after giving birth to Loue that she discovered the shocking truth.
Six weeks after Loue’s birth, Leane was rushed to the hospital due to heavy bleeding. It was then that doctors made a startling discovery – Loue’s “twin” pregnancy, although not viable, had left behind a rare and aggressive form of cancer. Furthermore, the cancer cells had spread to Leane’s lungs, causing grave concern for her well-being. Instead of being home with her newborn, Leane found herself spending a month in the hospital, undergoing 20 blood transfusions and enduring five months of chemotherapy.
Leane, a devoted mother and partner to Andrew, had become pregnant with Loue a few months after giving birth to their daughter, Francesca. Scans during her pregnancy appeared normal, but Loue faced a challenging start to life. He spent over three weeks in the hospital, relying on life support, cooling machines, and an incubator. With the loss of 80 percent of his blood, Loue’s organs began to shut down, necessitating an induced coma and donor blood to save his life.
Amidst the difficult journey of Loue’s recovery, Leane faced her own battle. Two days after Loue returned home, Leane experienced heavy bleeding and was rushed to the hospital. Medical professionals operated under the assumption that it was part of Loue’s placenta, only to discover it was remnants from the molar pregnancy. The shocking revelation added to Leane’s fear and confusion.
The road ahead for Leane was arduous as doctors fought to combat the rare and aggressive cancer that had invaded her body. She endured 15 hours of chemotherapy per week and 20 blood transfusions. There were moments when her life hung in the balance, such as when a blood clot reached her lung during her hospital stay. Additionally, the physical toll of cancer became evident as Leane lost her hair just five weeks into her chemotherapy. The visual reminder served as a constant, harsh reality of her battle. Despite the hardship, Leane is grateful for her remission and the chance to continue life with her precious son, Loue.
Leane’s journey is a testament to the strength and resilience of a mother’s love. Her willingness to endure it all, putting Loue’s well-being before her own, showcases the depths of a mother’s sacrifice.