Simple in comparison
Having experienced the true depths of emotions, the intense periods of worry that comes with having a seriously ill young child. ‘Living’ in hospital for months on end (many of those months being in isolation whilst Alice received the hard-hitting treatment which stripped her immune system bare, throughout her stem cell transplant
and during the numerous infections she picked up). This temporary lock-down, where we can spend time as a family in our own home and with our home comforts around us, is proving quite simple in comparison. Of course, the most worrying aspect of the pandemic for us at this point is ensuring that Alice is kept away from any likely source of transmission. The hospital continues to function and the team of wonderful community outreach nurses are doing their all to see patients at home – to keep them out of the hospital where possible. Alice’s treatment continues at home and we have seen no difference in the treatment delivery through COVID-19.