I have been diagnosed with ITP for about 6 years and I cope well with it. As an adult I know what to expect & have a sympathetic employer with regards to hospital appointments.
I have recently found out that my friends daughter (aged 9 months) has been diagnosed with ITP (platelet level 5). The nursery she goes to has told my friend that they are not equiped to deal with ITP therefor can not go there anymore. As my friend worked part time, she has had to give up her job. With the doctors & hospital appointments they have to attend she finds it hard financially (she lives in Lancaster & travels to Preston regularly), are there any benefits she can claim until he platelet count is raised?
My friend is fit & able to work but her daughter is her priority, she has approached 2 other nursaries who have told her "it's a grey area".
Any help would be greatfully recieved.