Concerns of a parent of an adult child facing a bone marrow transplant
My 27 year old son was recently diagnosed with Hepatitis induced Aplastic Anemia and we are just beginning the process for a bone marrow transplant. I have always taken great pride in being able to learn things for myself and in helping myself, but I confess that I'm in over my head this time. I need advice and support from others who have been through or are going through this. First and always foremost, of course, is the fear of loss of life or loss of quality of life. But as a parent, I'm also concerned for my son's loss of income, loss of health insurance due to job loss, and the emotional and physical stress his wife will soon encounter. Parents feel everything. We wish with every strength we have that it could be us and not our child, no matter what age that child is. If anyone reading this has helped an adult child through a bone marrow transplant, I welcome any advice you can give.