Friday, 6 August 2010
Yesterday was yesterday, today's another day. Taking Adam in to have blood taken for pre-harvest serology and collecting his GCSF. Blood results are only valid for thirty days so the previous set cannot be re-used. Amusingly the purpose is to check for HIV... you can't donate stem cells (even back to yourself) if you are HIV-positive.
I see very little point in dwelling on the events of yesterday. My life is stressful enough as it is. The money has been transferred across and the treatment is going ahead as planned. Our efforts are best focused looking forward rather than back.
I would hope the process continues to some logical conclusion (including the PCT meeting on Wednesday) for the benefit of the next family that comes along in this situation. Adam isn't the first child for whom this drug has been requested (although PCT is a matter of home, rather than hospital, location). The next family may not be fortunate enough to have the charitable support that enables them to take matters into their own hands.