Sunday, September 13, 2009

Back to Where it Began

When Tyler had his checkup with Dr. McGee last week, he mentioned that he was having some mouth soreness. They called SCCA, who requested some photos of Tyler's mouth. It appears that he is finally showing a few more signs of Graft-vs-Host Disease (GVHD) which is a mixed blessing for us. Some GVHD reduces the risk of a leukemia relapse, but it also carries a risk of damage to his organs (if left unchecked).

The end result is that we are headed back to SCCA to meet with their long term follow up team on Tuesday. Hopefully this is just a one time appointment, but we'll likely learn more when we get down there.

Other than the mouth sores, Tyler continues to thrive. He is building up his strength and relearning skills he had lost (like how to fill the dishwasher).

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