Wednesday, December 19, 2007

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In talking with Dr M this morning, we continued to learn more about Tyler's status. The most difficult thing for us to hear, I think, is that his leukemia has progressed to the next stage. The disease is trying to run rampant inside his marrow, so new drugs are needed to fight this resurgence.

We also talked to Dr M about the possibility of a transplant. He clarified that he was anticipating that Tyler would most likely get a Stem Cell transplant, not a bone marrow transplant as I had originally anticipated. Some of the reading today indicated that a Stem Cell transplant is considered to be a cure for CML. It will be interesting to keep reading about the process and learn more.
I have to admit that we are a little more scared today than we were before and will have to change how we plan for our upcoming months. We don't know too much yet, but I'll be reading more over the next few weeks.
Nothing is certain yet, but the doctor says that he will need to keep Ty in the hospital until he is in stable condition, which may be a few more days yet. I'm hoping that he will be able to come home before Christmas, but if not we are taking Christmas to him in the hospital.
Merry Christmas!

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