“Immunodeficiency (or immune deficiency) is a state in which the immune system‘s ability to fight infectious disease is compromised or entirely absent. Most cases of immunodeficiency are acquired (“secondary”) but some people are born with defects in the immune system, or primary immunodeficiency. Transplant patients take medications to suppress their immune system as an anti-rejection measure, as do some patients suffering from an over-active immune system. A person who has an immunodeficiency of any kind is said to be immunocompromised. An immunocompromised person may be particularly vulnerable to opportunistic infections, in addition to normal infections that could affect everyone.”
Allow me translate that into something a little more understandable for my situation. Leukemia means that my body does not have the full ability or capacity to fend off badness . My Mom is in the hospital with pneumonia. I am not allowed to visit. This sucks.