Wednesday, January 14, 2009

T-y-l-e-r M-o-u-s-e

Tyler had his final blood test today and proved that he was not a mouse (or something like that)... Actually, Tyler had a HAMA blood test today to check for "human anti-mouse antibodies". The radioactive antibody that they will be giving Tyler actually comes from the white blood cells of a mouse, so they need to make sure that his body has not formed any antibodies (HAMA) against his potential treatment.

Tomorrow he gets his therapeutic dose. It will be another 5 hour infusion, following which Tyler will stay in the isolation room at UWMC for several days as his body processes the radiation it has received. We don't know exactly how long Tyler will have to stay there, as it will depend on how fast his body processes and eliminates the internal radiation. We expect him to be in the hospital at least through the weekend.

1 comment:

  1. Hi there!

    Still counting down the days with you....... I hope that the infusion tomorrow your stay at the hospital is not too difficult this time, Tyler. And I hope you both get some good nights sleep in the next few days too.

    You guys are so often on my mind.

    love and light