Sunday, September 28, 2008

Thursday's Clinic

Our appointment with our physicians on Thursday went well. We really like Dr Appelbaum and are sad that he will be rotating off our team in about a week. He and Dr. Lindgren explained more about the thioteppa that they are using to treat Tyler's spinal fluid (CSF) now. If this drug kills off the leukemia in his CSF, then they will proceed with the transplant. If it doesn't work, then they will likely have to turn to cranial radiation to kill off the leukemia. We don't know exactly what side effects would go along with the radiation, but I assume they won't be so good.

Tyler's next lumbar puncture is on Monday, so we should have results from the new chemo on Wednesday.

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