Little Georgia set to come home soon
THE little Lisburn girl who had a bone marrow
transplant last month could be back home as early as this week.
Georgia Cocking (5), who was suffering from
chronic Myeloid Leukaemia, was allowed to leave Bristol
Hospital, which had been her home for six weeks, a fortnight
Since then Georgia has been visiting the
outpatient department regularly where her progress has been
Last weekend she had a slight setback when
she contracted a viral infection linked with a high temperature
and had to be re-admitted.
However, mum Debbie believes is just a small
set back and is hopeful Georgia will be able to leave hospital
this week and be home in Lisburn as early as Friday.
Georgia has already been given the all clear
from the transplant after tests showed her body has accepted the
donor's bone marrow
Georgina's which is rare in children, was
discovered some months ago and after a worldwide search by the
Anthony Nolan Trust a perfect bone marrow match was found in
Debbie said the family are excited about the
being reunited again back home in Lisburn.
"Georgia has been in fine form and still
bouncing despite being back in hospital," she said. "When she
got out of hospital a few weeks ago Liam (her brother) came over
was there to greet her when she got out. She was delighted."