They have advised that we will need to be there for 6-8 weeks which is a scary thought but we have done this time away before so now we will just get on with it.
MD Anderson Cancer Center is the only hospital in the world that has the expertise and experience to preform this HIPEC treatment on children so we are going to the best place.
The treatment involves open surgery to remove all the tumors in Gavin and then insert heated chemotherapy (42 degrees) into his abdominal region. This will kill any microscopic cells that remain.
the surgery can take unto 12 hours to complete so this is very scary…
Below link explains and shows a animated video on the treatment:
As most people already know the cost of medical care in the US is massive. The HIPEC treatment alone will cost $400,000…We also will have to pay $25,000 on the 25th for some initial tests before the procedure.
When we seen these figures I thought they had put an extra 0 in my accident but this was not the case.
It is scary to think we need this amount and I know with all the support of everyone fundraising and donations that we will get it, but for now our main focus is Gavin and this treatment will work. If I have to sell my own organs to pay for it i will..
It is going to be very hard to leave Conor and Lucy again, we have told them we need to go away with Gavin for treatment, even though they are still very young they really understand what has to happen.
Hopefully we will be able to fly them out once Gavin is over the heavy treatment part so we can all be together.
This is our only hope of saving Gavin's life now so please god this works...