Many people take vitamin C supplements in the belief they will: prevent or reduce the frequency of the common cold, or lessen the duration and severity of the common cold. But is there any evidence that vitamin C supplements work? In Jan 2013 the Cochrane Collaboration* published online the results … Continue reading
Late this afternoon, Camila was released from hospital. The doctor explained that tests had confirmed
Last Sunday evening Camila was admitted to Westmead Children’s Hospital. Kriscia and Carlo had taken her to Emergency earlier in the day following vomiting and a fever. Subsequent pathology tests revealed a case of meningitis, probably viral and in the very early stages. Just as a precaution, Camila was given … Continue reading
Evan had one of his regular visits to his specialist today, and the news was all good! It’s been 10 months since the marrow transplant and the donor’s immune system is now at almost full strength. This means he is no longer at risk from bacterial infection, and has only … Continue reading
Evan has been re-admitted to hospital with a fever, low blood pressure and irregular heart beat, probably caused by another stomach infection.
Evan is released from hospital. Intravenous feeding will continue, but the plan is to phase it out over the next month or two.
Evan has a new Hickman (intravenous) line inserted. However his doctors have decided not to resume intravenous feeding for the moment as he has been tolerating normal (but small) meals since last Friday. He is on day release between 2pm and 9pm and should be released from hospital at the … Continue reading
Evan is back in hospital with an infection in his intravenous line. It is removed and he will not be receiving any intravenous feeding until a new one is inserted next Monday.
After seven months, Evan was released from hospital on Friday 28th September. During this time he has spent two months in intensive care, undergone two rounds of chemotherapy, two stomach operations, a bone marrow transplant and many complications and fevers. Despite all this he is in good shape except for … Continue reading
Evan has his first day pass from hospital after the bone marrow transplant. He is locked off from his drip, goes home for about 10 hours and then returns in the evening to be reconnected to the drip.