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Little Georgia set to come home soon

Georgia Cocking

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 ago.

Since then Georgia has been visiting the outpatient department regularly where her progress has been monitored.

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 America.

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."

Ulster Star