Wee Oscar hoping for time at home

Published Thursday, 08 November 2012
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There was good news for brave Belfast four-year-old Oscar Knox this week, when his family received the results of a CT scan they had been worried about.

Wee Oscar hoping for time at home
Wee Oscar in his Superman gear. (© Family photo)

Wee Oscar, who's battling a rare form of cancer and other complications, has had an even tougher time than usual in recent weeks.

He'd made the exhausting trip to Philadelphia for potentially life-saving treatment to counter his neuroblastoma, only for a heart and lung condition to rule it out.

And since the little boy's return to Northern Ireland, he's been suffering from abdominal pains.

But on Wednesday, his family told Oscar's legion of Twitter followers they'd had brilliant news.

The CT scan had shown nothing new, meaning there had been no further complications and no change since the last scan Oscar had in June - a "big relief" for his anxious parents.

But poorly Oscar is still in hospital and on oxygen for his heart and lung condition and his mum and dad admitted they'd love him to be able to come home soon.

Meanwhile, the campaign to raise funds to cover the hefty medical bills is continuing and the host of famous faces seen wearing Team Oscar wristbands also continues to grow.

One of the latest people to show support was Gaz from Geordie Shore, spotted wearing the distinctive blue band during the first episode of the show's new series.

Since Wee Oscar rose to fame on Twitter, the stars backing him have included Westlife and Snow Patrol, footballer John Hartson, boxer Paddy Barnes, broadcaster Jeremy Kyle and many more.

Amid their efforts to keep the campaign going, the Knox family have also taken time to use Wee Oscar's Twitter account to promote blood donation as stocks are low.
© UTV News
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