There hasn't been much news about our cancer patient...as she is in the waiting game between chemo shots...here is the latest...
...had blood test Wednesday and saw her doctor. The doctor was pleased blood cells
coming back up slowly from being rock bottom last Friday. Also, no fever,
which is very important. As long as she has no fever she can stay at the
Next test on Monday and the next lot of chemo will probably be 11Th Feb.
It will follow the same course as last time.
After the next chemo she will have another MRI scan.
Anyway as she needs hi-dose chemo treatment with transplant, this is very
aggressive and doctor wants her to go to New York.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York is the pioneer of this
type of treatment, they have had some success and have had some survivors.
It is a very difficult chemo treatment, but we have to go where they will
give her the best chance of a cure and survival.
As you can see, their lives have been turned upside down by all of this. The plan is in place...but it all depends upon how the cancer reacts to the treatment. This, is what your prayers are for...stop the spread and hope the chemo kills it.
Again, as last time, they have to deal with business matters. In preparation for their New York trip, this...
So as we do not know just now how long the treatment will take we had to
apply for visitor visas to the USA. As UK passport holders we automatically get 90 days in US without a visa but we may be there for longer than that. So off to the US embassy here (Singapore) this morning to apply for them.
Our patient did not need to attend as she is under 12. We went as walk in
applicants. This meant standing in line and waiting until your number is
called. You then have to have an interview, lots of people were asked many
questions and were at the windows for quite some time. They need to ensure
you are not a flight risk, that you will return to your own country, also
that you can support yourself financially. We were in the waiting room 2
hours and then our interview was only 1 question, 4 minutes; visa approved.
We will go to New York beginning of May.
There has been much focus lately on immigration policies of the USA and I have written about the subject as well. But, this is a prime example of how to do it RIGHT! While millions flow across the border illegally for financial interests only...Stevo and family only want to take advantage of the best health care in the world...and go home. And the USA responded with...'C'mon in...the door is always open for you.'