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Chapter 4: My New Treatment
One day my consultant asked to see my mother. He told her about an article that had just been published in The Lancet. It was about a new treatment for my condition. He recommended that I should be referred for this treatment. My mother was all for this.
A few weeks later, the consultant told my mother that there was a very long waiting list for the consultation. Also, the treatment was undertaken in a hospital owned by London County Council: Queen Mary's Hospital in Surrey. Middlesex County Council administered where we lived. I was now five and had started school. My mother stopped taking me to Great Ormond Street Hospital because I had not made much progress. Now she felt ...