Sunday 3 January 2010


Well its the 3rd January 2010 and can't believe that this time last year we were eagery anticipating a date for Olivers transplant. We have come a long way since then. Olivers CD4 count continues to rise and is now .459 which is coming up to the bottom end of normal. He starts nursery on Tuesday which is another milestone in this incredible journey he has been on.

Its mind blowing that he has been through more than most adults have in his four years and this never fails to astound me. During this arduous journey most people around us have been incredibly supportive. Apart from Daves employer.

They have or should I say the Director of the company has, made it incredibly uncomfortable for him even saying that he has not been an ideal employee because of the time he has had off with Oliver and that they 'would not stand in his way' if he wanted to leave! This is at best Shameful and at worst abhorrent to me as a human being who has compassion for others. Dave has ended up resigning. This coupled with the fact that they made him take two weeks holiday out of 2010 allowance for being in hospital with Oliver in 2009 so he could get paid (bills have to still be paid) and because he has resigned they have taken that two weeks from his final salary leaving us with very little before Christmas. Hardly a contender for employer of the year ?!? Do these people not understand that he wasn't going in for his tonsils out?

Anyway, as long as Oliver continues to do well we will keep soldiering on and try to put it behind us with the contempt it deserves.

Olivers next immunoglobulin is 14th Jan and we are down at GOSH again on the 27th Jan. Will update then.xx