CJ has treatment with help of a special mask

Caitlyn Meiklejohn has five weeks left of radiation treatment.
Caitlyn Meiklejohn has five weeks left of radiation treatment. Erin Smith

BRAVE 11-year-old Caitlyn Meiklejohn, better known as CJ, will start her second week of radiation treatment on Monday.

Her father, Neil Meiklejohn, said the first week of treatment had gone well but it was tiring.

The process involves Caitlyn donning a specially made mask that covers her whole face, except her eyes and nose.

She then has to lie alone and completely still for 20 minutes each day, in a special machine for the radiation process.

As it is a daily procedure Mr Meiklejohn said the family had been staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Brisbane, except for Jacob who is at a Canteen camp.

"We start our lives as single parents (this) week," he said.

"Jacob gets back from his Canteen camp and Sharyn and myself will be playing swapsies between Warwick and the hospital.

"It is going to be very difficult."

Mr Meiklejohn said he was hoping Caitlyn would start school at the Royal Children's Hospital this week, in between treatments.

The Shave4CJ webpage is still up and running, with all donations going to Camp Quality.

To donate visit mycampquality.org.au/shave4cj.



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