As you may have noticed we have added a new gizmo to the blog. I know you are only here because you care about Scott and his welfare and I know that you would all help if you could. I also know that many of you have already been kind (given us big checks!) in helping us through these tough times. There is also the harsh reality that not only are we skint, but you are too. However the elephant is in the room, please feel free to ignore it. Should you wish to help, it is there, ready and waiting.
Any money we receive will be put towards medical bills and prescriptions. We have good insurance but a high deductable ($4000) AND co-pay ($2000). And whilst Scott may be approaching the end of treatment we will still have off-treatment bills of $6000 in the coming year for such things as breathing treatments, monthy labs and hopefully, the removal of his port. As Scott was diagnosed just prior to the end of the finanical health year then we are responsible for 4 full years of payments. Incidentals (gas/petrol/non presciption drugs such as pro-biotics, immodium and benadryl/treats/bribes at hospital/craving weeks!! etc) easily run to $1500 a year. I wanted to lay this out here so you dont think I'm pulling any old exaggerated number out of my head. If all goes well (no relapse) then this leukemia will have cost in excess of $30,000.
We had hoped , and had promised ourselves, that we would never have to do this. Thank you and sorry for such blatant squirming and begging.