This is currently only available in Toronto and she would be required to go two consecutive days a week, every other week for 4-6 months. I would need to be with her for transport and mobility to and from the hospital. Therefore I will need to take these days off work and will not be paid. Also, they want her to take a course of Rutuximab, Which is infused by IV over 6 hours for thirty six weeks at a cost of $10,000. This is currently not covered by our health care drug benefit plan.
The Doctor told us that she seriously needs to get these treatments and does not have the 6-12 months to wait until it is available in London, Ontario at the LRCP Cancer Treatment facility at Victoria Hospital.
This is why I am trying to raise the funds to help her have little to no pain daily and a good quality of life.
The Doctor is concerned that without these treatments her body will begin to fail as is will not be able to continue to fight the GVHD along with her liver needing to constantly being overtaxed trying to cleanse the meds from her body. currently Laurie is on 35 medications to manage her pain, mobility and try to keep the GVHD at bay, he fears that she may not live past 6 months without the treatments.
Laurie is the strongest woman I know and has already proved that in the past 8 years since she was diagnosed. I witnessed her endure 14 bone marrow biopsies 2 of them from the breast bone. very painful.
She is very determined and remains positive as her battle continues. Laurie very much wants to be here to see our granddaughter grow up....
Please, if you can, help us to attain our goal.
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