Wee Michaels Journey (SAA)

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Raised by 27 people in 3 months
The basic reason for the gofund me is so we can afford to spend time as a family with our sick child without panicking over lost wages/overtime because we have no idea how Michaels bone marrow failure journey will go....please read our story......and please look at his page on fb "wee michaels journey".....
My son was diagnosed with severe aplastic anemia.  It means bone marrow failure. It means his marrow isnt producing the cells his body needs to survive. Reds for oxygen. Whites to fight infection. And platelets to clot any bleeds. This is a very rare blood disease and can be fatal without  support and treatment. He has been attending Edinburgh Sick Kids since the 3rd of May. He has attended a minimum of twice a week with the odd occasion of an extra day/night due to emergency or surgery (bone marrow biopsy and his hickman line placement). And he recently ended up admitted for shingles as his body wasnt strong enough to fight it without being an a constant i.v. for a few days. So he was in isolation for almost a week with that! His temp spiked 38.7 and we almost didnt get out.....

The initial plan was bone marrow transplant and he was expected by Glasgow to be admitted Mid August. However his hB numbers have recently been rising and dipping without transfusions for a few weeks making the docs think his marrow is trying to do something. He is till neutropenic. He still has incredibly low platelets. And his whites are still very low. His red are the only thing doing something. But the cells all come from the same place so there is alot of confusion why its only his reds getting better. So the hospital are currently adopting a 'wait and see' approach. With another biopsy. This has extended our nightmare, as theres no guarantee after the wait and see period that he still wont be admitted for transplant as he is still classed as priority for one!
Regardless of the outcome Michael is still going to be attending hospital for months upon months, over a year or more.
We have asked our family for so much already and feel quite low having to ask publically for help. But we have 4 kids and one income keeping the house etc afloat and its getting really difficult! Thanks to anyone in advance who donates to us. We know you work hard for your money and giving it away really is hard to do ❤ Please see Wee Michaels Journey on Facebook to follow our wee struggle ❤31638296_1532585544856945_r.jpeg
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