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Dr Christian:
Charlotte won’t be ready for chemo for another month, first her body needs to be prepared.
Chemotherapy is an indiscriminate cocktail of drugs, that will not only kill off what’s left of her bone marrow, it will also attack other cells, making her sick and forming ulcers in her mouth.

Dr Samantha Chippington:
We gave Charlotte a drink last night of barium and you can see on the screens the dark drink is actually in the colon, so that helps us to mark out where the colon is.

Dr Christian:
This line will allow charlotte to feed through her stomach when the sickness and ulcers are at their worst.

Dr Samantha Chippington:
I’m going to snare the wire to pull it back out of her mouth. And that’s the gastrostomy inserted.

Riding instructor:
Look for your line…two, three…leg on, leg on, leg on, now turn left.

Dr Christian:
Two days after her feeding line or peg has been fitted, Charlotte’s home and back on four feet.

Riding instructor:
Are you ready? Nice and tall…and canter…two, three…leg on.

Charlotte’s Mum V/O:
I think she’s been fantastic as to how she’s come to terms with it.

Riding instructor:
Go on, good girl.

Charlotte’s Mum V/O:
And she’s back doing all the normal sort of things that she did before she had it fitted. She’s back on her pony, and she can do everything that she did before and it doesn’t restrict her from doing anything else.

Charlotte:
It’s not that difficult, as long as you remember that after each thing you put in you clamp the clamp shut, otherwise it all comes rushing back up the tube.

Charlotte’s Mum:
Well done, good girl.

Charlotte:
It feels quite funny and you can feel it going in. It’s just strange, because it feels like, it feels cold sometimes but it also feels really tingly, and just weird.

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This video explains the process Charlotte went through in order to have a feeding tube inserted into her stomach. The feeding tube was required to ensure that Charlotte didn’t miss out on nourishment when she was too ill to swallow food, and is a common procedure required for a number of different operations.

Read the full episode guide for Charlotte’s Story >

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Today, in Brazil, a chanel showed us the beginning of that emotional story and I almost cry...I needed to know the end! Then surfing on the internet I found the special show about this case ( Charlotte's story). I was whaching the show and my heart was heavy, when she arrived back for her house I finnaly cry. Now I'm thinking about all the others cases of immune system probems, cancer and etc that we can't help and they die. Hope that Charlotte can be a normal, happy and health pre teen and enjoy your life.(Sorry the bad English)





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i have swelling to my hip and hell of a lot of pain, but the doctors are saying its an abcess of only 5mm can you please tell me how to get rid of it?





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Our family also watched the show about Charlotte and we would very much like to know that she is okay and doing well. An update would be great as I am told the show was filmed 2 years back. Not to be nosey, but the show made us feel such empathy for Charlotte and she is a very brave little girl. She should start her own website where people can check up and make sure she's okay, or help if she isn't. Just a suggestion. thank you.





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Hi. Charlotte actually now goes to my school and seems to be doing really well - it is a boarding school and despite all she's been through she seems to be really loving being away from home. I don't think she has any health problems at all now and looks really well. Hope this answers your questions.

On last nights show a young lady had an issue with a valve which closes off the wind-pipe from the stomach. I have a similar issue and several years ago I was told that I would be an operation to resolve the problem, which was actally arranged, but cancelled by the hospital at the last minute as the surgeon was going to be otherwise enganged at the specified time (Golf no doubt). I then moved to another part of the country and now that I am considerably older and the NHS is cutting back, I have been told that it is unlikely that it would now be approved. If you could tell me what medication was prescribed, I could then ask my GP about it's suitability for may case. Many thanks Jeff





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where can i see the full story?





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I think Charlotte was really brave doing that abd not crying or nothing x she is really brave





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I feel really sorry for Charlotte; I thought my case was bad as I was only 11 when I had Chemotherapy! Let me tell you, the feeding tube is horrible (well, it was for me!) and the sickness and operations and overall 'unwell-ness'. I hate it when people wish they were ill. I knew some people who used to say "You're so lucky!" I get really mad at people like that because a bone marrow transplant is a life-threatening ordeal. I'm 13 now, and I had Leukaemia when I was younger.





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I want very well in charlotte beautiful and talented and you and I have the same name because I am a middle name or Charlotte so I want the best of all, or hoped, and I cried for you when you view television. and as if she were my sister and I have been the only one to create a group on facebook to her and only 4 members! I hope for her than he could live well as all or almost all we do. we should enjoy life in Charlotte does have a good life his two years as a child yet, but we must always hope for each so for the people we love because you may be able to do many things but hardly must look to the bottom, until the see the hope and the thing to keep in my heart for those who suffer as I suffered my sister Charlotte want a world of good! I hope that you'll be fine I'm your big fan you made me move with your eyes smile for all the things that you were happy you spent the same are proud of you I love you little sister I hope you're still alive but I feel in my heart a beautiful feeling the affection I feel for you and I never tire of telling you you will always be in my heart ovuncque you are at even if we are close to me away because I try to imagine that you're beside me I am very saddened that you 're not here with me you so much

how can i help?





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HOW HIS CHARLOTTE GETTING ON AFTER THE SHOW





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