Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Gavin: Twists and turns

Our consultant came to see us late today to explain that on top of paraflu, Sonny has tested positive for EBV (click here for the last time). This is another virus linked heavily with Hodgkins Lymphoma. He explained that the EVB could have something to do with the relapse or indeed be contributing towards his enlarged lymph nodes on the PET scan. We're not sure whether to be bouyed by this news or that it will simply be another problem that has to be overcome before we start treatment. Whatever, our Consultant has put everything on hold until next week when Europe's finest meet once again to discuss the best way forward.
In the meantime we're making sure we make Sonny as comfortable as possible. We musn't forget that amongst all the major talk of high dose chemotherapy and bone marrow transplants, having flu, a lung infection and now EVB is pretty bloody miserable for anyone.


  1. We are thinking of you all loads and praying for Sonny to feel well again. Please, please don't hesitate to ask for anything.

    Lots of love,

    The Brindles

  2. You’ll have no idea who I am, but I work with your Dad at 33. I just wanted to wish you all the very best and hope that you will be better soon. I was also wondering that when you are better, you might be able to show my daughter around 33’s offices. She’s 10 (I think you’re the same age?) and she’s very keen to have a look round, but will be big time bored if I did it. Sounds a bit like a blind date, doesn’t it? And she is a girl, so it’s OK, you can say No!

    Anyway, get better soon!