Monday, March 2, 2009

Day 34 - The Envelope Please...

We finally got the bone marrow results today when talking to our nurse. But... before I get to that....

Tyler had an ultrasound and his regular labs at SCCA today. They said his liver and other organs looked the same in the ultrasound as the last time they looked at it, so I guess he's doing okay as far as the GVHD goes. I'm not sure exactly why this test was scheduled, but assume it might have something to do with some out of the ordinary liver function tests. They are fiddling with Tyler's medication a bit to get him to be at just the right level for optimal healing.

His labs turned out pretty well today too.

WBC: 2.96 (normal 4.3-10.0)
HCT: 29% (normal 38-50)
PLT: 72 (normal 150-400)

His neutrophil count wasn't in yet when the left the clinic this morning, so I guess we'll have to wait for that. But the other numbers all seem to be holding pretty steady and that's a good sign.

And now... May I have the envelope please...?

In reviewing the bone marrow aspiration from last Wednesday, they determined that Tyler showed NO signs of disease reoccurence. He showed good signs of engraftment and the cells that they collected were 100% from the donor (Thank you, Scott!!). The nurse said that Tyler looks to be doing great for being Day 34.

You can catch us doing the Happy Dance all night long as we celebrate some great news. Thank you so much for the prayers and well-wishes that got us this far. We're so very thankful to have something go right in our battle!


  1. Wonderful news!

  2. What absolutely wonderful news...I am so glad Tyler is doing so well. I have followed your blog for a very long time but just found out how to comment...My sister in Ohio prays for Tyler every Sunday in her church..the entire congregation does..I am very happy that Hans Petter and Cynthia has chosen Tyler as their baby's middle name...You mean so much to them...Your progress is amazing and wonderful...Love
    Lynda Loland (HP's mother)

  3. Hi Bledsoe family,
    That is such exciting news! I like the happy is fun and it feels really good. I hope I get to do the happy dance again real soon. You are both in my thoughts and prayers. Take good care of each other.

  4. We are so happy for you both!!!! Our prayers for your increased health continue Tyler. We know you are only beginning to see the other side of this immense health challenge and we so look forward to every day and every step that is getting you to that healthy side!! Thanks for all your time and attention to keep us all informed Mandy. Love you guys!
    Leanne and Pat