Tuesday, December 23, 2008

For those who want to follow...

Our friend, Hans, has also started a blog to allow us to keep up with his battle. You can find him at http://ftbwtw.spaces.live.com/blog. In case you are wondering about the strange combination of letters, Hans says he is "Fighting the Battle, Winning the War". He posted this week that his white blood counts were down to 62,000. Hooray!!

As for us, we have a 3 day break from the doctor's office! Tyler did get his bone marrow results on Monday and they were a little bit disapointing. His bone marrow biopsy showed signs of blasts. The doctors were not overly concerned about it, as the transplant protocol that he is scheduled for will allow for some presence of leukemia in either his marrow or his blood. As long as his spinal fluid stays clear, we will be able to continue with the transplant.

Tyler continues to work on eating meals again. He fills up after just a small amount of food, so we have to try to eat many several little meals. He has started taking pills again, so I'm pleased to report that we see definite signs of healing. Although he doesn't feel like his throat is back to normal, it's moving in the right direction.

Merry Christmas from both of us!!

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