Sunday, March 19, 2006

SCID, ADA and Parker

This blog is all about our family's dealing with Parker's Immunodeficiency. Parker has a Severe Combined Immunodeficiency called ADA. What this means is that Parker is unable to fight even the simplest of infections. To Parker, the common cold can be as deadly as Pneumonia.

You probably have seen the Seinfeld episode where George plays Trivial Pursuit with the Bubble Boy. Well, Parker is what is referred to as a Bubble Boy. The only difference is that Parker is not confined to a bubble, but an isolation room that filters the air 500 times per hour. We interact with Parker while protecting him from germs using sterile gowns, gloves, hairnet, boots and masks.

While we are at Sick Kid's in Toronto, Parker will not be allowed visitors except from his parents or an approved alternate. So that friends and family know who Parker is we will update this website daily with Pictures and information on the disease and how Parker is doing.

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