Update on my Son's AML. My son was allowed home for Christmas. Which looked very doubtful until the last test showed no further virus evident. Anyone that visited had to remove coats and hang them outside the room he was in. Make sure they were infection free and no tummy upsets. Then fight with Wrapped face masks that were outside and everyone had a different way of wearing it seemed? Plastic aprons also had to be worn Gel the hands before entering the negative pressure room and we are in.
It seems after a worry he had got C Diff again and then later to take the action of removing his central line as there seemed to be an infection that they could not fully treat as it kept coming back. The central line has 2 inputs that go into a single line that goes into the chest over his collar bone and into a main artery. His biggest problem was after they removed it he was reliant on 2 cannulas which have to be changed every few days. He was often with 3 or 4 bags of something or other.
As for the infection they found one in the central line and the Coronavirus in his throat swab and blood. This is also known as the middle eastern flu and they informed him that anyone in a low immune like him it could be dangerous and people with lung disease and they told my son I must not take my mask off when in there until they give the all clear.
He was home a few days before christmas and he loved it. He still has to go and have treatment at the local hospital every few days but at least he is home with his wife and rabbits. He is eating as much as he can as a high fat diet is the order of the day. He is 6 feet 2 inches and thin before all this he has lost 2 stone so is to thin now. He went to the transplant hospital late last week and he has been given a date when they are going to start the transplant procedure which is early February as long as he keeps infection free.
The down side is the Kit Gene he has if the transplant does not show it is working in a short time it may of failed!
Fingers are so crossed.