Saturday, February 19, 2011
A Bumpy Road
Well this has certainly been a bumpy ride! We have had many issues, but are finally making more progress with getting Raul to the U.S. for medical care! His parents got his passport a few months ago with the help of Ciprian. And now, just recently, Ciprian and Raul's mother met with Dr. Delia to discuss the plans. Dr. Delia has agreed to having Raul travel abroad, and discussed the testing and possible treatments with his mother. She is requiring that the parents sign a legal document with her agreeing to sending him abroad, which will keep her from any legal challenges with the family later regarding this (a good idea!). Hopefully a lawyer will be procured next week to make up that document. In the meantime I am working on getting the hospital letters from the hospitals here that we need for his visa appointment. He will likely be seen at both Colorado Children's (to be screened for the BMT trial) and Massachusetts General Hospital for local testing/care. The last things will be to finish up our sponsor letter for his visa application, and get all the supporting documents to the Embassy in Bucharest! This has been a long road, and you can't imagine how excited I am for Raul to get here!